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TitleSeismic behavior of an old masonry building in Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal
Author(s)Ortega Heras, Javier
Vasconcelos, Graça
Rodrigues, Hugo
Correia, M.
KeywordsSeismic vulnerability
Finite element analysis
Local seismic culture
Vila Real de Santo António
Issue date2016
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
CitationOrtega, J., Vasconcelos, G., Rodrigues, H., & Correia, M. (2016). Seismic behavior of an old masonry building in Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal. Paper presented at the Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016.
Abstract(s)Vila Real de Santo António is located in the Algarve region and was erected ex novo at the end of the 18th Century, after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, following a Pombaline development that showed seismic concern at an urban and architectural level. However, most of the original constructions have been subjected to continuous alterations or even substituted for new ones. The first building built in the town was the Alfândega or Customs House and was selected as a case study because it still preserves most of its original characteristics. It was studied through historical survey, visual inspection and experimental in-situ characterization. As a result, a detailed finite element model was constructed and pushover analyses were carried out to assess its seismic vulnerability. The main goals of the paper are to understand the resisting mechanisms and seismic behavior of the building, as well as to evaluate the influence of structural alterations.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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