Le cupole a torricini cilindrici: una soluzione antisismica nella Sicilia dei secoli XVII e XVIII.

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Abstract

[automatically translated] In a territory, like the Sicilian, recurrently plagued by earthquakes events, one of the most delicate construction problems that architectural culture of the modern age had to face it was certainly one of the domes of the drum. After the first experiences sixteenth century, as part of the construction site of the Jesus of Palermo church it seems to have been realized for the first time a dome set on a drum flanked by four cylindrical towers. On the basis of the example of Palermo, they were later made the domes of the church of Sant'Angelo in Licata (1693-1700), designed by the Jesuit Angelo Italy, and that of the church of San Lorenzo in Trapani (1734-36), designed architect John Friend who, after the encouraging experience, proposed a similar solution for the dome of St. Peter in Rome (1743), on the occasion of the debate following the deepening of structural failure. Understood also as an effective "anti-seismic" system, it was actually rejected by respondents mathematicians, partly because deemed structurally inadequate. A similar solution was rather surprisingly adopted a few years later in the Cathedral of Cordoba (1750), in Argentina, at the hands of a Valencian-born architect. The contribution was carried out on an interdisciplinary approach. Historical analysis, addressed to the review of documentary sources, the clearer identification of authors and owners, the possible channels of transmission of ideas and the identification of the initial models (also directed towards the Sicilian medieval antecedents, and Iberian peninsular), It will be flanked by reconstructive digital elaborations of the destroyed projects (dome of Jesus) and not made, with particular reference to that for San Pietro, in order also to provide an analytical model which will then be verified from the static point of view, and earthquake-proof, in order to get a comprehensive assessment on the actual effectiveness of the singular constructive device. The support of the relief sciences and representation will then arise as an opportunity to investigate the problems of compatibility between tools for digital modeling and software for structural analysis (FEM, BEM). in order to obtain a comprehensive assessment on the actual effectiveness of the singular constructive device. The support of the relief sciences and representation will then arise as an opportunity to investigate the problems of compatibility between tools for digital modeling and software for structural analysis (FEM, BEM). in order to obtain a comprehensive assessment on the actual effectiveness of the singular constructive device. The support of the relief sciences and representation will then arise as an opportunity to investigate the problems of compatibility between tools for digital modeling and software for structural analysis (FEM, BEM).
Original languageItalian
Pages125-135
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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