The LMGC90 code is a discrete element numerical code, which implements the non-smooth contact dynamics method. In this paper, it was applied to the study of the dynamics of the roman arches of Burnum, in Croatia, with two main objectives: (i) to assess the stability of the two preserved arches against seismic events, and (ii) to investigate the causes of the collapse of the major arch, originally adjacent to the two actual arches, which occurred in the seventeenth century. An earthquake and a very strong wind ("bora" wind), as hypothesized by historical sources, have been considered as the two most probable failure causes.

Dynamics of the Roman Arches of Burnum using the Non-smooth Contact Dynamics Method

LANCIONI, Giovanni;LENCI, Stefano;QUAGLIARINI, ENRICO
2014

Abstract

The LMGC90 code is a discrete element numerical code, which implements the non-smooth contact dynamics method. In this paper, it was applied to the study of the dynamics of the roman arches of Burnum, in Croatia, with two main objectives: (i) to assess the stability of the two preserved arches against seismic events, and (ii) to investigate the causes of the collapse of the major arch, originally adjacent to the two actual arches, which occurred in the seventeenth century. An earthquake and a very strong wind ("bora" wind), as hypothesized by historical sources, have been considered as the two most probable failure causes.
Civil-Comp Proceedings
9781905088614
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