Seismic behaviour of barrel vault systems

A. Marini, G. Giardina, P. Riva, E. Giuriani

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Abstract

In this paper, the experimental study on the rocking behaviour of a full scale barrel vaulted structure undergo cyclic horizontal loading is discussed. The study is the first part of an ongoing experimental and theoretical research program, developed by the University of Brescia, concerning the seismic behaviour of masonry buildings. 

The scope of the paper is to provide some evidence of the rocking mechanism experienced by barrel vaulted structures undergo horizontal loading. Understanding of the behaviour of such structural systems is fundamental for their seismic vulnerability assessment, as well as for the correct design of possible strengthening techniques. The structural behaviour is also investigated by means of non linear finite element analyses. Numerical results are validated through comparison with experimental results. After validation, the FE model can be applied to different case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historic Construction
Subtitle of host publicationPreserving Safety and Significance
EditorsD. D'Ayala, E. Fodde
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
PublisherCRC Press
Pages413-421
Number of pages9
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780415468725
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Event6th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance, SAHC08 - Bath, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20084 Jul 2008

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance, SAHC08
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityBath
Period2/07/084/07/08

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Marini, A., Giardina, G., Riva, P., & Giuriani, E. (2008). Seismic behaviour of barrel vault systems. In D. D'Ayala, & E. Fodde (Eds.), Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance (Vol. 1, pp. 413-421). CRC Press.