The 6th of April 2009, a quite strong earthquake of magnitude ML =5.8 (Mw=6.3), struck in the city of L'Aquila. The seismic event caused serious injure to several masonry buildings, compromising a large part of the valuable historical and architectural heritage. The present work deals with seismic performance evaluation of an existing mixed masonry-reinforced concrete building in downtown L'Aquila city. A comprehensive discussion on the current limit capacity of the building based on the visual inspections of the occurred seismic damage, the experimental data from a wide campaign of on-site tests on the material properties, the results of numerical simulations from different naturally discrete models of the mixed masonry-reinforced concrete structure are presented. The seismic performance is evaluated through well-recognized N2 nonlinear static procedure. The Frame by Macro-Elements method is used to define an equivalent 3D frame representation of the structure. The obtained numerical results are directly compared with the surveyed damages.

Seismic performance of a mixed masonry-reinforced concrete building

Potenza F.;
2016

Abstract

The 6th of April 2009, a quite strong earthquake of magnitude ML =5.8 (Mw=6.3), struck in the city of L'Aquila. The seismic event caused serious injure to several masonry buildings, compromising a large part of the valuable historical and architectural heritage. The present work deals with seismic performance evaluation of an existing mixed masonry-reinforced concrete building in downtown L'Aquila city. A comprehensive discussion on the current limit capacity of the building based on the visual inspections of the occurred seismic damage, the experimental data from a wide campaign of on-site tests on the material properties, the results of numerical simulations from different naturally discrete models of the mixed masonry-reinforced concrete structure are presented. The seismic performance is evaluated through well-recognized N2 nonlinear static procedure. The Frame by Macro-Elements method is used to define an equivalent 3D frame representation of the structure. The obtained numerical results are directly compared with the surveyed damages.
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