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Buildings 2019, 9(1), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9010026

The Influence of Geo-Hazard Effects on the Physical Vulnerability Assessment of the Built Heritage: An Application in a District of Naples

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Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Traian Lalescu Street, 300223 Timisoara, Romania
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Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, School of Polytechnic and Basic Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, P. le V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy
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Received: 27 December 2018 / Revised: 11 January 2019 / Accepted: 16 January 2019 / Published: 21 January 2019
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The proposed study aims at analysing a sub-urban sector in the historic centre of Qualiano, located in the province of Naples (Italy), in order to assess the seismic vulnerability of the main typology classes (masonry and reinforced concrete) in the study area and the consequent expected damage scenarios. The typological and structural characterisation of the investigated area is done through the CARTIS form developed by the PLINIVS research centre together with the Italian Civil Protection Department. Subsequently, the vulnerability simulation analysis is carried out by means of a quick methodology integrated into a GIS tool in order to identify the structural units (S.U.) most susceptible at damage under seismic events. Furthermore, in order to take into account the possible damage scenarios, a parametric analysis is performed using a seismic attenuation law in order to obtain the maximization of the expected urban losses. Finally, the site and topographical local conditions, which negatively influence the severity of the seismic damage on the structures, have been taken into account in order to more correctly foresee the expected damage of the inspected sub-urban sector to be used for appropriate seismic risk mitigation plans. View Full-Text
Keywords: CARTIS form; Vulnerability assessment; Seismic attenuation law; Expected damage scenario; GIS mapping; Geo-hazard site effects CARTIS form; Vulnerability assessment; Seismic attenuation law; Expected damage scenario; GIS mapping; Geo-hazard site effects
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Chieffo, N.; Formisano, A. The Influence of Geo-Hazard Effects on the Physical Vulnerability Assessment of the Built Heritage: An Application in a District of Naples. Buildings 2019, 9, 26.

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