A detailed structural analysis (under seismic and wind loads) of an historical tall building in Milan is carried out in this paper. Galfa tower is one of the first tall building (109 m height) built in Italy during the ‘50 years. Nowadays, it is interested by an important restoration process involving also a change in its intended use (from office to luxury hotel and residences). Several destructive, non-destructive and combined tests were performed in order to investigate the on-site characteristics of concrete. Moreover, additional mechanical and chemical tests on the steel reinforcement are performed too. Some finite elements models (FEMs) of the tower are implemented by using beam and plate elements and considering two different boundary conditions (fully constrained at foundation level and elastic soil support according to Winkler’s model). The interaction with the close existing lower buildings is considered as well. In all of the FEMS the materials characteristics are assigned on the basis of the statistical interpretation of the on-site test results. The seismic and wind loads are applied according to the Italian Design Code (NTC). The structural safety verifications are carried out in terms of shear and combined compressive-bending actions, whereas further ductility verifications are conducted considering suitable nonlinear behaviours of concrete and steel rebars.

REDEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING BUILDINGS: THE CASE OF THE GALFA TOWER IN MILAN

MIGLIACCI, ANTONIO;LONGARINI, NICOLA;ZICHI, ALESSANDRO;ZUCCA, MARCO;
2015

Abstract

A detailed structural analysis (under seismic and wind loads) of an historical tall building in Milan is carried out in this paper. Galfa tower is one of the first tall building (109 m height) built in Italy during the ‘50 years. Nowadays, it is interested by an important restoration process involving also a change in its intended use (from office to luxury hotel and residences). Several destructive, non-destructive and combined tests were performed in order to investigate the on-site characteristics of concrete. Moreover, additional mechanical and chemical tests on the steel reinforcement are performed too. Some finite elements models (FEMs) of the tower are implemented by using beam and plate elements and considering two different boundary conditions (fully constrained at foundation level and elastic soil support according to Winkler’s model). The interaction with the close existing lower buildings is considered as well. In all of the FEMS the materials characteristics are assigned on the basis of the statistical interpretation of the on-site test results. The seismic and wind loads are applied according to the Italian Design Code (NTC). The structural safety verifications are carried out in terms of shear and combined compressive-bending actions, whereas further ductility verifications are conducted considering suitable nonlinear behaviours of concrete and steel rebars.
Studies and Researches Vol. 34
9788898720125
tall buildings, structural analysis, restoration
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