Skip to main content

SEISMIC VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF A 17TH CENTURY NEAPOLITAN FARM

By April 3, 2022New, Vol. 8.2

by Giovanna Longobardi & Antonio Formisano

ABSTRACT

In this paper, seismic vulnerability appraisement, restoration, and consolidation plan of a 17th century masonry building (Rossi farm) with cultural and artistic value located in a small city near Naples are reported and discussed. This case study is presented and described, providing historical data and information about its actual conditions, spaces, functions and structures. Once the crack pattern detected in the building has been appropriately traced, the knowledge is deepened by performing all the three seismic risk assessment analyses proposed by the “Italian Guidelines for the assessment and reduction of seismic risk of cultural heritage”. The first evaluation level is a qualitative and simplified tool allowing for the knowledge of the risk level of the building under study. Afterwards, the structure has been subjected to more accurate investigations dealing with its local mechanisms and global behaviour in the second and the third evaluation levels, respectively. In all three analysis phases, the results have shown the high vulnerability of the masonry farm. Based on these results, a consolidation plan, according to the Cultural Heritage Italian Guidelines suggestions, has been proposed.

pdf

Download pdf

Leave a Reply