Most part of valuable art goods are conserved in the Museums, which are in charge of their maintenance and their exposure; some of them, however, have an outdoor location, enriching the artistic and touristic worth of the towns which host them. The art works have an intrinsic vulnerability, due to their irregular shape, slenderness, fragility and - as concerns some sculptures of historical centers - to their oldness. The outdoor artifacts, however, have further hazard sources, since they can hardly be guarded, and they are subjected to possible vandalism actions and lunatic or terrorist attacks. In this work the dynamic response of artifacts to blasts of assigned intensity are investigated on a case-study, i.e. the Fountain of Neptune, located in "Piazza della Signoria", in Florence. The Fountain of Neptune is a marble and bronze opus made by Bartolomeo Ammannati between 1560 and 1565. The main character of the Fountain, Neptune, is a marble statue 5.7 meters tall, with a weight equal to 11.5 ton. A preliminary laser scanner survey has been made to achieve the geometrical representation of the statue. The considered load condition consists of an explosion caused by 10 kg of TNT placed at 8 meters from the Fountain. The dynamic behavior of the complex under the assumed load has been represented through a numerical analysis, by considering the main statue only - since it is the slenderest element of the complex - and by assuming it as simply supported on the pedestal, without any connector. The obtained results showed the vulnerability of the statue to the assumed blast, and pointed out the role plaid by the contact assumption on its dynamic response.
Damage risk assessment of historical asset using laser scan and finite element approach / Cimellaro, G. P.; Tanganelli, M.; Domaneschi, M.; Viti, S.. - In: PROCEDIA STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY. - ISSN 2452-3216. - ELETTRONICO. - 29(2020), pp. 183-191. [10.1016/j.prostr.2020.11.155]
|Titolo:||Damage risk assessment of historical asset using laser scan and finite element approach|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2020.11.155|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|