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Seismic Analysis of the Stylite Tower at Umm ar-Rasas

TitoloSeismic Analysis of the Stylite Tower at Umm ar-Rasas
Tipo di pubblicazioneArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Anno di Pubblicazione2019
AutoriClemente, P., Delmonaco G., Puzzilli L., and Saitta F.
RivistaRILEM Bookseries
Volume18
Paginazione1780-1788
ISSN22110844
Abstract

A seismic vulnerability analysis carried out on the Stylite Tower at Umm ar-Rasas, Jordan, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is presented in this paper. The monument, a unique survived example of stylite towers in the Middle East, presents evidence of structural damage due to earthquakes. The study was based on preliminary investigations, which consisted in Schmidt-hammer tests executed on stone blocks and passive tromography tests on the ground. Two models were implemented for the tower. In the first one, the tower was considered as a rigid structure supported by means of an elasto-perfect plastic cushion at the base. In the second one, a finite element model was setup, with solid elements characterized by a Drucker-Prager yield criterion. In both cases a push over analysis was performed, which resulted in a very low resistance of the tower to seismic actions. The work is part of a preservation effort which will include the design of a retrofit intervention. © 2019, RILEM.

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URLhttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85052284793&doi=10.1007%2f978-3-319-99441-3_191&partnerID=40&md5=ca99789ae943d25b7323008e0663dc46
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-99441-3_191
Citation KeyClemente20191780