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Conservation of historical mediterranean sites by innovative seismic-protection techniques

Objective

The proposed project addresses the potential use of appropriate modern seismic protective systems in the preservation and conservation of Mediterranean historical buildings in earthquake-prone areas. Modern seismic retrofit techniques applied to existing structures, such as the addition of steel moment resisting frames or reinforced concrete shear walls, waste the historical value of an ancient building because they are aesthetically apparent. Base isolation, which consists of placing isolators and/or dampers at the foundation level, requires only minor structural modifications to the building, especially at the foundation level where they are not aesthetically apparent. As an alternative small size devices could be distributed across the monument to dissipate energy. These devices can eventually be made intelligent (semi active control), provided that their properties be the result of a suitable control process.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Address
Via Abbiategrasso 211
27100 Pavia
Italy

Participants (7)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE TUNISIE
Tunisia
Address
Rue El - Khawarismi
2078 Marsa Saf Saf
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA METEOROLOGIE
Tunisia
Address
Rue Mohamed Ali Kahid
2035 Tunis Carthage
INSTITUT NATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE
Tunisia
Address
Place Du Chateau 4
1008 Tunis
MR. THEMOS DEMETRIOU - CIVIL ENGINEER
Cyprus
Address
Herta Street 13
1061 Nicosia
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iroon Polytechnioy 5
15780 Athens
SIART - SISTEMI INFORMATIVI PER L' ANALISI DEL RISCHIO TERRITORIALE ED AMBIENTALE S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Dei Mille 73
27100 Pavia
UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO
Egypt
Address
University Campus
12311 El Doqqi