San Marco

Venice

1994

Completed

PHOTO
GALLERY
OWNER:
Procuratoria di San Marco Venezia
PARTNER:
Prof. O. Vitaliani
OUR STAFF:
Supervisor for structural safety evaluation: Prof. Franco Mola
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In 1994, the year marking the beginning of the tenth century since the Dedication of the Basilica, a large set of on-site non-destructive tests was planned and carried out, in order to gauge the residual capacity of the structure, and to validate a complex EF modelfor the structural analysis of the whole Cathedral. Prof. Mola and Prof. Vitaliani were the supervisor of the on-site investigation and numerical analysis. The tests allowed an investigation of material properties, the residual strength of masonry walls, while the analyses allowed a quantification of the stress patterns in the load bearing elements. The results from the EF analysis allowed an accurate evaluation of the residual capacity of the Basilica and the design of local retrofitting interventions where needed.