This paper focuses on geodetic monitoring and geotechnical analyses of subsidence induced settlements of the Modena Cathedral and Ghirlandina Tower. The aim is the assessment of the behaviour over time of the monuments, with particular attention to differential settlements, in order to evaluate the potential risk scenarios in a preventive strategy. The methodology is applied to the UNESCO site of Modena where the Cathedral and the Tower are characterized by strong visible deformations due to a complex construction history, the peculiar subsoil conditions and the effects of both natural and man induced subsidence. A 3D finite element numerical model has been developed taking into account the soil characteristics gained by laboratory and in situ tests. The model takes into account the influence of previously existing structures, as well as the subsidence phenomena and provides a settlements profile in agreement with the real dataset collected by high precision leveling. The geodetic monitoring, carried out since 1984, allows to optimize and then to validate the numerical model giving the Conservation Authority a useful tool to manage the safety of the heritage.
|Titolo:||Geodetic monitoring and geotechnical analyses of subsidence induced settlements of historic structures|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/stc.2030|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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