The preservation and definition of the correct retrofitting interventions of historic masonry buildings represents a relevant topic nowadays, especially in a country characterized by high seismicity zones. Considering the Italian Cultural Heritage, most of these buildings are constructed in ancient unreinforced masonry (URM) and showed a high level of vulnerability during the recent 2009 (L’Aquila), 2012 (Emilia Romagna) and 2016 (Centro Italia) earthquakes. In this paper, the seismic assessment of an historic masonry building damaged during 2016 Centro Italia seismic event is presented considering different types of retrofitting interventions. Starting from the results obtained by the post-earthquake survey, different finite element models have been implemented to perform linear and non-linear analyses useful to understand the seismic behaviour of the building and to define the appropriate retrofitting interventions. In particular, reinforced plaster layer and cement-based grout injections have been applied in each masonry wall of the building in order to improve their horizontal load-bearing capacity, and an additional wall made with Poroton blocks and M10 cement mortar has been built adjacent to the central stairwell. In addition, in view of the need to replace the roof seriously damaged during the seismic event, a cross-laminated roof solution characterized by a thickness equal to 14 cm (composed by seven layers, each 2 cm thick) has been proposed. The results show that the proposed retrofitting interventions have led to a significant improvement in the seismic behaviour of the building.

Seismic Assessment and Retrofitting of an Historical Masonry Building Damaged during the 2016 Centro Italia Seismic Event

Marco Zucca;Emanuele Reccia
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Antonio Cazzani
2022-01-01

Abstract

The preservation and definition of the correct retrofitting interventions of historic masonry buildings represents a relevant topic nowadays, especially in a country characterized by high seismicity zones. Considering the Italian Cultural Heritage, most of these buildings are constructed in ancient unreinforced masonry (URM) and showed a high level of vulnerability during the recent 2009 (L’Aquila), 2012 (Emilia Romagna) and 2016 (Centro Italia) earthquakes. In this paper, the seismic assessment of an historic masonry building damaged during 2016 Centro Italia seismic event is presented considering different types of retrofitting interventions. Starting from the results obtained by the post-earthquake survey, different finite element models have been implemented to perform linear and non-linear analyses useful to understand the seismic behaviour of the building and to define the appropriate retrofitting interventions. In particular, reinforced plaster layer and cement-based grout injections have been applied in each masonry wall of the building in order to improve their horizontal load-bearing capacity, and an additional wall made with Poroton blocks and M10 cement mortar has been built adjacent to the central stairwell. In addition, in view of the need to replace the roof seriously damaged during the seismic event, a cross-laminated roof solution characterized by a thickness equal to 14 cm (composed by seven layers, each 2 cm thick) has been proposed. The results show that the proposed retrofitting interventions have led to a significant improvement in the seismic behaviour of the building.
masonry building; Centro Italia earthquake; seismic behavior; retrofitting interventions
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