This paper focuses on the seismic behaviour of the church of the Fossanova Abbey, which represents a magnificent example of a pre-Gothic Cistercian style monument. Aiming at investigating the seismic vulnerability of such a structural typology, experimental and numerical analyses were carried out. Firstly, detailed investigations were devoted to the identification of the geometry of the main constructional parts as well as of the mechanical features of the constituting materials. Then, both ambient vibration tests and numerical modal identification analyses by finite element method were applied, allowing the detection of the main dynamic features of the church. Finally, a refined FEM model reproducing the dynamic behaviour of the structural complex were developed. Based on such a model, a numerical study was carried out, which, together with a global collapse mechanism analysis, allowed the identification of the most vulnerable parts of the church, providing also an estimation of the actual seismic vulnerability.
|Titolo:||Seismic vulnerability evaluation of the Fossanova Gothic church|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|