EARTHQUAKE: DAMAGES AND PROBLEMS IN PRESERVING THE BUILT HERITAGE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding capabilities:
At the end of the course, the student will have a wide and critical view of the risks induced by earthquakes on historical architectural heritage.
At the end of the course the student will be able to identify the seismic behavior of masonry buildings and the damage mechanisms of the different historical building typologies.
It is necessary to know the disciplines of Restoration, of Statics and of Materials Sciences.
Course contents summary
The course is a module within the Final Synthesis Laboratory in Analysis and Reuse of Historical Architecture. Respecting this Laboratory’s organization, also this module is organized in two parts: a theoretical one (in the first period) and an applied one (in the second period).
The theoretical part is focused on the issues of seismic behavior of historical masonry buildings, on the damages caused by earthquakes and on the methods to preserve these structures.
In the second period, reviews will be carried out to face the specific strengthening issues of the single groups, also in a preliminary preparation of the final master thesis.
- “Linee guida per la valutazione e la riduzione del rischio sismico del patrimonio culturale” (scaricabile dal sito del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali: http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/sito-MiBAC/Contenuti/Avvi...)
- AA.VV., Trattato sul consolidamento, Mancosu Editore, 2008.
- Giuriani Ezio, Consolidamento Edifici Storici, Utet Tecnico, 2012, ISBN: 9788859807636
- G. Tampone, M. Mannucci, N. Macchioni, Strutture di legno: Cultura, conservazione, restauro, Edizioni De Lettera, Milano 2002.
- M. Como, Statica delle costruzioni storiche in muratura. Aracne, luglio 2010.
More didactic material (AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE’S WEB SITE):
The course is composed of traditional lectures (taught class), also with Powerpoint presentations, and reviews, in the first period, and of group reviews, mainly in the second period. As the course is part of the Final Synthesis Laboratory in Analysis and Reuse of Historical Architecture, the general program of this Laboratory should be referred to for details on the didactic organization (group division, reviews, presentations).
Assessment methods and criteria
The single module has no autonomous judgment, but the learning assessment will be made altogether in the final exam of the Final Synthesis Laboratory in Analysis and Reuse of Historical Architecture, which consists of an assessment of the graphic works prepared during the course by the students, accompanied by an oral qualifying examination.
As for all the laboratories, attending the courses is compulsory.