Characterization of historical Masonry Mortar from sites damaged during the Central Italy 2016-2017 Seismic Sequence: the case study of Arquata del Tronto

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Daniele Mirabile Gattia
Graziella Roselli
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6938-6560
Omar AlShawa
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6938-6560
Paolo Cinaglia
Giuseppe Di Girolami
Cristina Francola
Franca Persia
Enrica Petrucci
Roberto Piloni
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3091-5645
Fabrizio Scognamiglio
Luigi Sorrentino
Silvia Zamponi
Domenico Liberatore

Abstract

Mortar quality is a fundamental parameter to take into account when studying the structural behavior of masonry, especially under seismic actions. Separation between the leaves of rubble masonry can occur, inducing the partial or total collapse of the construction. A good quality mortar is essential to delay/prevent the separation of leaves, but often, especially in ancient building with a cultural value, mortars have low binder capabilities.

The paper presents an experimental investigation on mortar specimens taken from buildings of a little municipality in Marche region, Arquata del Tronto, heavily damaged by recent earthquakes in Central Italy (2016-2017). Both diagnostic techniques as X-Ray diffraction, Fourier-Transform infrared spectroscopy and calcimetry, and mechanical test as compression tests were carried out in order to correlate the obtained values with the performance of the original masonry.

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Mirabile Gattia D, Roselli G, AlShawa O, Cinaglia P, Di Girolami G, Francola C, Persia F, Petrucci E, Piloni R, Scognamiglio F, Sorrentino L, Zamponi S, Liberatore D. Characterization of historical Masonry Mortar from sites damaged during the Central Italy 2016-2017 Seismic Sequence: the case study of Arquata del Tronto. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2019Dec.4 [cited 2022Jul.7];62(3):SE341. Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/8019
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Lessons from the past: the evolution of seismic protection techniques in the history of building
Author Biography

Daniele Mirabile Gattia, Department of Sustainability SSPT - ENEA - CR Casaccia, Via Anguillarese 301, 00123Rome, Italy

PhD in Materials for Energy and Environment.

Since 2009 working in ENEA as researcher on synthesis and characterization of materials. Expert in Scanning Electron Microscopy and microanalysis and X-Ray Diffraction.

Department of Sustainability, Division Sustainable Materials, Laboratory Functional Materials and Technologies for sustainable applicaitons.

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