SEISMIC PROTECTION OF MONUMENTS AND HISTORICAL STRUCTURES

Abstract: 

The proposed research project aims at developing an integrated, interdisciplinary and innovative methodology to evaluate the seismic behaviour of monuments and historic structures. This methodology will enable condition assessment of monuments, in a way that allows selection of appropriate and effective preservation intervention techniques using appropriate materials. It will also yield useful recommendations for engineers and authorities responsible for the procurement, realization and approval of studies and their subsequent applications to the protection of monuments and historic structures. Given the importance and complexity of historic structures in terms of design, construction techniques and materials, advanced computational tools and methods will be utilised to meet the needs of the proposed research, including a parallel development of additional methodologies within the project's framework.

In particular, implementation of the proposed methodology on selected real case-study historic structures includes

  • documentation of the existing state through surveys and architectural studies;
  • recording of damage;
  • identification of the construction materials;
  • all this in conjunction with monitoring and the investigation of parameters, such as regional seismicity and soil conditions, that affect their seismic response.

Tests that will constitute a point of reference in the international literature will be conducted on a shaking table, producing valuable data related to the true seismic behaviour of structures. Case-study historic structures will be analysed using several types of analysis, failure criteria and innovative applications, such as base isolation. Moreover, methodologies established for the study of monuments and historic structures, will be assessed in terms of their reliability, accuracy and effectiveness by comparing analysis results with experimental data.

Project info

Acronym:
SEISMO
Scientific Coordinator:
Spyrakos Constantine
Research Team 2 Leader:
Vintzileou Elisavet
Research Team 3 Leader:
Moropoulou Antonia
Research Team 4 Leader:
Psycharis Ioannis

Stats

I.D.:
519
Mis:
380152
Duration (months):
45
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4139-ΔΟΞ

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