Dynamic Identification on an Irregular Structure

Mariella Diaferio, Dora Foti, Nicola Ivan Giannoccaro, Maria Francesca Sabbà
2022 Applied Sciences  
This paper presents the experimental analysis on the "Municipal Headquarters" of Palagianello Town. This is a strategic building with a high complexity at planimetric and altimetric level, so it is interesting the evaluation of its structural dynamic performance in case of seismic emergency management. To this aim, environmental vibrations have been acquired in situ and accelerometers have been positioned in well-defined points. The data were analyzed with an easy and accurate process that
more » ... des the Operational Modal Analysis (OMA), to identify the natural frequencies, the mode shapes and the damping ratios with non-destructive testings. Subsequently, the experimental results were compared with those of two numerical models (with and without infill walls) defined by means of the finite element method (FEM); this allowed for better calibration of the model and to arrive at more realistic conclusions about the behavior of the structure. The paper discusses the influence of the stiffness contribution of masonry infills on the dynamic properties of the building. Moreover, it shows that the adoption of ad hoc chosen locations of the sensors could influence the accuracy of the experimental results, especially for structures characterized by irregularities.
doi:10.3390/app12073445 fatcat:lixpdtuut5hfbijsazyoyeahc4