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Springer (part of Springer Nature), Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 10(13), p. 2995-3014

DOI: 10.1007/s10518-015-9747-9



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Seismic vulnerability of building aggregates through hybrid and indirect assessment techniques

Journal article published in 2015 by Rui André Maio, Romeu Vicente, Antonio Formisano, Humberto Varum ORCID
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This work approaches the seismic vulnerability assessment of an old stone masonry building aggregate, located in San Pio delle Camere (Abruzzo, Italy), slightly affected by the 2009 April 6th earthquake occurred in L’Aquila and its districts. This building aggregate has been modelled by using the 3muriÒ software for seismic analysis of masonry constructions. On one hand, static non-linear numerical analyses were performed to obtain capacity curves together with the prediction of damage distributions for the input seismic action (hybrid technique). On the other hand, indirect techniques, based on dif- ferent vulnerability index formulations, were used for assessing the building aggregate’s behaviour under earthquake action. The activities carried out have provided a clear framework on the seismic vulnerability of building aggregates, as well as aid future ret- rofitting interventions.