Seismic Retrofitting of a Historic Structure with Limited Construction Documentation

Otten, Zachary David (2016) Seismic Retrofitting of a Historic Structure with Limited Construction Documentation. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Civil engineering [LM-DM270], Documento full-text non disponibile
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Many buildings constructed during the middle of the 20th century were constructed with criteria that fall short of current requirements. Although shortcomings are possible in all aspects of the design, the inadequacies in terms of seismic design present a more pressing issue to human life. This risk has been seen in various earthquakes that have struck Italy recently, and subsequently, the codes have been altered to account for this underestimated danger. Structures built after these changes remain at risk and must be retrofitted depending on their use. This report centers around the Giovanni Michelucci Institute of Mathematics at the University of Bologna and the work required to modify the building so that it can withstand 60% of the current design requirements. The goal of this particular report is to verify the previous reports written in Italian and present an accurate analysis along with intervention suggestions for this particular building. The work began with an investigation into the previous sources and work to find out how the structure had been interpreted. After understanding the building, corrections were made where required, and the failing elements were organized graphically to more easily show where the building needed the most work. Once the critical zones were mapped, remediation techniques were tested on the top floor, and the modeling techniques and effects of the interventions were presented to assist in further work on the structure.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Otten, Zachary David
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
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Data di discussione della Tesi
14 Luglio 2016

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