—The City Hall of Mirandola was stricken and
damaged by Emilia-Romagna earthquake sequence of May
2012. The research suggests solutions for the rehabilitation of a
masonry historic building that presents a serious damage
pattern. The solutions includes the base isolation of the global
structure. Through the historical analysis, the damage survey
and the mechanisms analysis were defined the macro-structure
of the palace. Subsequently, was generated different
configurations based on the aggregation or separation of the
five macro-structure identified. The separation of these
proposed projects is done through the use of seismic isolators
and dampers. It was carried out a simplified finite element
model and the linear elastic dynamic modal analysis was
performed to evaluate the main modes of vibration of each
configuration, which correspond to the higher values of
percentage of participating mass. Finally a response spectrum
analysis was performed with the use of data of the earthquake
of 29 May 2012. It going to evaluate the seismic behavior of all
—Monuments, damage survey, collapse
mechanisms, seismic rehabilitation project.
M. Bonariol and D. Fiorotto are with IUAV University of Venice, 30123
Venice, Italy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
G. Boscato and A. Dal Cin are with IUAV University of Venice,
Laboratory of Strength of Material (LabSCo), Via Torino 153/a, 30121
Venice, Italy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
S. Russo is with IUAV University of Venice, Dept of Design in Complex
Environments Dorsoduro 2206, 30123 Venice, Italy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: M. Bonariol, G. Boscato, A. Dal Cin, D. Fiorotto, and S. Russo, "The City Hall of Mirandola Hardly Hit by the Earthquake
of 2012: Damage Assessment and Approaches for the
Seismic Improvement," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 130-134, 2015.