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Post-earthquake dynamic behavior of a concrete building

TitlePost-earthquake dynamic behavior of a concrete building
Publication TypePresentazione a Congresso
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSaitta, F., Buffarini Giacomo, and Clemente Paolo
Conference NameSHMII-5 2011 - 5th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure
KeywordsAir-bricks, Brick, Clay bricks, Concrete buildings, Concrete slabs, Concretes, Dynamic behaviors, Earthquakes, Experimental test, Reinforced concrete, Reinforced concrete frames, Structural behaviors, Structural health monitoring

In this paper the experimental tests on an earthquake-damaged four-storey concrete building located in L'Aquila (Italy) are reported. The building, which is irregular both in plan and in elevation, was classified inhabitable after the inspections subsequent the earthquake of April 6th 2009. The structure is composed by reinforced concrete frames, with horizontal concrete slabs, lightened by means of clay air-bricks. The walls, also made of clay bricks, do not collaborate in the structural behavior. The building suffered damages during the earthquake, especially at the first level.

Citation KeySaitta2011