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Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2015 Vol.7(2): 130-134 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2015.V7.780

The City Hall of Mirandola Hardly Hit by the Earthquake of 2012: Damage Assessment and Approaches for the Seismic Improvement

M. Bonariol, G. Boscato, A. Dal Cin, D. Fiorotto, and S. Russo
Abstract—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 the configurations.

Index Terms—Monuments, damage survey, collapse mechanisms, seismic rehabilitation project.

M. Bonariol and D. Fiorotto are with IUAV University of Venice, 30123 Venice, Italy (e-mail: michela.bonariol@libero.it, davidefiorotto@libero.it).
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: gboscato@iuav.it, adalcin@iuav.it).
S. Russo is with IUAV University of Venice, Dept of Design in Complex Environments Dorsoduro 2206, 30123 Venice, Italy (e-mail: russo@iuav.it).

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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.

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