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Seismic Performance of Historical Façade Elements

Seismic Performance of Historical Façade Elements

Objectives

Determination of peak floor accelerations and experimental seismic investigations of typical façade elements.

Motivation

  • Damage of nonstructural components
  • Conservation of built heritage
  • Hazard assessment

Results

A nonlinear homogenized continuum approach was calibrated to multiple scales and sucessfully applied to determine the absolute distribution of horizontal peak floor accelerations along the building height. Experimental in situ and model tests are in progress.

Project partner

Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien, Burghauptmannschaft Österreich, Dynardo Austria GmbH