Analysis And Rehabilitation Of A R.C. High-Rise Strategic Building In Milan

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Title: Analysis And Rehabilitation Of A R.C. High-Rise Strategic Building In Milan

Author(s): Maurizio Acito; Fabio Cavagnera; Claudio Chesi; Vito Lavermicocca; Valentina Sumini

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 305

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 1.1-1.12

Keywords: Reinforced concrete, historical high-rise building, structural performance, seismic action

Date: 9/1/2015

Abstract:
In relation to reinforced concrete high-rise buildings built in the Fifties and Sixties of the 20th Century, it has acquired importance, in the last few years, the analysis of the capabilities to withstand various kinds of environmental risks, defined according to actual parameters. The provisions prescribed by new structural design codes practiced today, indeed, have substantially changed both design actions and verification procedures as well, if compared to the building criteria in use in the past. This kind of analysis gives evidence to specific design performances which are seen as prevalent nowadays but were not considered in older versions of the codes, as the earthquake loads. In the present work this problem is discussed with reference to the case study offered by the Milan Municipality 25 story r.c. building erected in Milano in the ‘60s. Typically, this kind of buildings were designed for the effect of vertical loads and wind lateral loads only. At present, after being recognized of strategic importance for the society, they have to be verified also for the seismic resistance. Although the seismic hazard is classified as low in the area of Milano, design seismic forces are a little more severe than wind actions for this building, due to the limited ductility resources available in the structural elements, mainly in the shear walls. Consequently, the value which can be assigned to the load reduction factor is extremely low.