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This paper presents a survey of the numerical simulation of base isolation systems for the vibration control of
buildings and their equipment, primarilly against earthquakes. Base isolation has received much attention in
the recent twenty years and many buildings have [...]

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The changes in the geometry of the structures are called irregularities and are divided into two types: plant and height irregularities, the latter being widely investigated. In this sense, the objective of the present work is to study in detail the influence of the plant irregularities [...]

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In this paper a rate‐dependent isotropic damage model developed for the numerical analysis of concrete dams subjected to seismic excitation is presented. The model is shown to incorporate [...]

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In this article an example of calculation is presented for a structure located in a low seismicity area in Italy, in order to provide an application approach useful to designers in the definition phase of static and seismic actions and choice of materials, as well as a verification [...]

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This report contemplates the structural and seismic analysis and the related preliminary design phases for a rural building considering the possible combinations of loads and results deriving from the calculations.

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The San Benedetto church complex is an iconic architectural heritage asset of Ferrara, an attractive small city in the North of Italy. This paper investigates two separate parts from the complex, respectively the church, and the bell tower. The construction of the church dates back [...]

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This work presents an application of a Building Information Model (BIM) to the National Palace of Sintra, Portugal, a large and complex building composed of different unreinforced masonry buildings that is included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, classified under the UNESCO [...]