The Behaviour of S. Agostino Church during 6th April 2009 Earthquake in L’Aquila: Vulnerability and Damage Assessment

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The church of S.Agostino in L’Aquila was built at the beginning of XVIII century, replacing an older church collapsed during the strong earthquake of 1703. The building has a central layout. During April 6th earthquake, it suffered many damage. The lantern collapsed. Severe cracks concerned the hall-drum-dome elliptical system, the apse and the bell tower. Moreover, the façade was subjected to an overturning mechanism. The elliptical layout of the building induced a mainly longitudinal seismic response. In the paper, a extensive description of the damage is provided. Moreover, the seismic behavior of the church is discussed on the basis of observation of damage and vulnerability features of the structure. A correlation between damage, vulnerability and seismic actions is finally proposed.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 133-134)

Edited by:

Xianglin Gu and Xiaobin Song

Pages:

771-776

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.133-134.771

Citation:

C. Calderini and S. Lagomarsino, "The Behaviour of S. Agostino Church during 6th April 2009 Earthquake in L’Aquila: Vulnerability and Damage Assessment", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 771-776, 2010

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October 2010

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