Luigi Fiorino

Luigi Fiorino
University of Naples Federico II | UNINA · Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture

PhD

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Publications (103)
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A lightweight steel (LWS) drywall façade is one of the most widely used architectural non-structural components in a building. This paper presents the results of in-plane quasi-static reserved cyclic tests carried out on 14 different full-scale façades made with LWS framing. The main goal of the study is to investigate the effect of various constru...
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The current edition of Eurocode 8 (EN 1998 (CEN (2004))) does not explicitly cover the earthquake-resistant design of the Lightweight steel (LWS) buildings made with cold-formed steel (CFS) frame. Extensive research has been carried out in the past decade on this topic that provides a solid background for an update of the current provisions and the...
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The paper presents the functional and structural rehabilitation of an historical masonry building located in the old town of Naples, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building was initially built in the 16th century as monastery and in the 17th century it was achieved by the Prince Caracciolo of Avellino family, who made major modificatio...
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The paper presents the functional and structural rehabilitation of an historical masonry building located in the old town of Naples, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building was initially built in the 16th century as monastery and in the 17th century it was achieved by the Prince Caracciolo of Avellino family, who made major modificatio...
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Lightweight steel (LWS) buildings, made of cold-formed steel (CFS) systems, have many advantages and are often employed in seismic areas as low- and medium rise buildings. However, in Europe the codification does not provide specific rules for seismic design of those structures. In light of this, the University of Naples “Federico II” has recently...
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A R T I C L E I N F O Keywords: CEN EN 1998 Cold-formed steel Effective strip method Eurocode 8 Lightweight steel Overstrength Seismic design rules Shear walls SSheet sheathing A B S T R A C T The current structural European codes for seismic design EN1998-1 do not provide design criteria for cold formed steel (CFS) shear walls with steel sheet she...
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Cold formed steel (CFS) wood sheathed shear walls are one of the most often used type of shear walls applied as the main lateral force resisting system (LFRS) in a lightweight steel (LWS) building. This paper evaluates the behavior factor used in the seismic design according to Eurocodes for buildings equipped with CFS wood sheathed shear walls as...
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The results of a preliminary experimental study carried out to evaluate the seismic behaviour of a bracing system, designed to reduce the seismic vulnerabilities in lightweight steel (LWS) suspended ceilings, are presented in the current paper. The experimental investigation involved 12 cyclic tests on the bracing system carried out according to FE...
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The recent seismic events have highlighted the need of tools for predicting the performance until collapse and hence assisting to minimize the damages and losses. A European project, named ELISSA, has been recently finished, in which the University of Naples Federico II has explored the seismic behaviour of a Cold Formed Steel (CFS) full-scale two-...
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Among various architectural non-structural components in a building, Lightweight Steel (LWS) drywall partitions are one of the most widely used partition systems. A set of simplified numerical models are proposed here for LWS drywall partitions to simulate their in-plane response, that can be easily integrated with the building models and possess t...
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A responsible use of resources is necessary to achieve a drastic reduction of environmental impact of the construction sector. This paper investigates the environmental impacts of a new dry construction based on the adoption of cold formed steel (CFS) members as main structural components, which was developed during the ELISSA European FP7 project....
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Recently, University of Naples “Federico II” in collaboration with Lamieredil S.p.A. Company has concluded experimental study focused on the investigation the seismic behavior of strap-braced CFS structures. In particular, a series of shake-table tests were performed on two reduced-scale strap-braced building structures. The specimens were three-st...
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The paper presents shear table testing of architectural non-structural drywall systems made of cold-formed steel-framed indoor partition walls, outdoor façade walls and suspended ceilings. The tests were carried out on two different typologies of prototypes (Type 1 and Type 2) for a total number of five specimens. The influence on seismic response...
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This study aims to increase the knowledge of the seismic behaviour of low-to-medium rise structures, in which the seismic force-resisting system is provided by cold-formed steel strap-braced walls designed as non-energy-dissipating systems. The dynamic response of this system under seismic actions is analysed by performing shake table tests on two...
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Lightweight steel drywall partitions owing to their light weightiness, efficient erection process and superior environmental performances nowadays cover a wider proportion of partition wall systems building market. Their wider application in construction sector comes at an expense of their increased vulnerability to seismic hazard, which became the...
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Keywords: Cold-formed steel Shear walls Gypsum board sheathing Seismic design Incremental dynamic analysis Behaviour factor FEMA P695 A B S T R A C T Earthquake standards around the globe are progressing towards adopting an advanced performance based seismic design approach, providing the guidelines for the newer innovative seismic force resisting...
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Nowadays Lightweight Steel (LWS) Constructions made with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) profiles are currently used in seismic area, especially for residential buildings. The increasing use of these systems is accompanied by a large development of the research in this field. Indeed, the University of Naples "Federico II" has recently started an important...
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The seismic performance of cold formed steel (CFS) strap-braced stud walls was evaluated in previous tests by monotonic and cyclic tests on full-scale specimens designed according to the elastic approach. Even if an elastic seismic design approach was followed, based on the experimental results, these walls exhibited a low but not negligible energy...
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Significant damage to architectural non-structural components caused by recent seismic events highlighted their importance in the building design and showed that their damage or collapse might have severe consequences. Therefore, the study of the seismic behaviour of non-structural components is very important to minimize the risk. In this context,...
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A research project was conducted at University of Naples “Federico II” over the last few years with the aim to give a contribute to overcome the lack of information on seismic behaviour of architectural non-structural lightweight steel (LWS) drywall components, i.e. indoor partition walls, outdoor façades and suspended continuous ceilings. The test...
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Seismic damage of non-structural components could involve functionality interruption of the most affected buildings and substantial economic losses. Among non-structural components, the ceiling-partition wall systems represent a significant investment in the construction sector. Nevertheless, the seismic design of these systems plays a secondary ro...
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Lightweight steel buildings made up by cold formed steel (CFS) members as main structural components are growing in popularity in the most industrialized countries. CFS buildings start to be adopted also in seismic regions thanks to their efficient fabrication, reduced site work, short time of construction and good structural performance. However,...
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An experimental program was performed for evaluating the seismic response and fragilities of nonstructural lightweight steel drywall partitions, also considering the interaction with structural elements and other nonstructural building components, ie, outdoor façade walls. Therefore, in-plane quasi-static reversed cyclic tests were carried out on 8...
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In the past, the effort of the research was focused on the characterization and modelling of isolated CFS members or parts of building, but this cannot be enough for innovative structure, in which the sheathing panels interact with the steel framing providing the bracing effects against seismic actions. Therefore, in order to evaluate the seismic b...
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Damages of non-structural components during a seismic event can involve risks for the human life, interruption of ordinary activities and significant economic losses. Therefore, the understanding of the seismic behaviour of non-structural components is a fundamental prerequisite for their use. In this context, a cooperation between the University o...
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The unconventionality of the cold-formed steel (CFS) structures raised, in recent times, a lot of interest from many national and international companies resulting in the promotion of experimental activity with the main aim of investigating the seismic behaviour of these systems. In this perspective, a research project carried out at the University...
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The objective of this paper is to describe the shake table tests and the numerical modelling of a cold-formed steel (CFS) building. The two-storey full scale building, named as ELISSA mock-up, was subjected to shake table tests at University of Naples "Federico II", as a part of the European project Energy efficient LIghtweight- Sustainable-SAfe st...
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Cold-formed steel (CFS) members in buildings are in use for decades, but their earthquake performance remained unexplored, until recently. Eurocodes, which provide common approach for the design of buildings in Europe still lack the information on seismic design of CFS structures. However, for the last few years, University of Naples “Federico II”...
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Building codes around the globe are in a transition to update their design guidelines to meet the objectives of performance based seismic design (PBSD). The fulfilment of the objectives of PBSD requires number of collapse simulations of a building equipped with certain type of seismic force resistant system. Numerical models with an ability to simu...
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Shake table tests are particularly indicative to assess dynamic properties and seismic response under earthquakes in the case of a new building structure. In last years the University of Naples was involved in the research project named “Energy Efficient LIghtweight-Sustainable-SAfe-Steel Construction” (Project acronym: ELISSA), which was devoted t...
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Among the several available building systems, constructions involving cold-formed steel (CFS) profiles represent an efficient and reliable solution. These systems are very suitable to be used in pre-fabricated modular constructions, thanks to their lightness and possibility to automate the building process. In a framework of the European project EL...
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The objective of this paper is to describe the shake table tests and the numerical modelling of a cold-formed steel (CFS) building. The two-storey full scale building, named as ELISSA mock-up, was subjected to shake table tests at University of Naples "Federico II", as a part of the European project Energy efficient LIghtweight-Sustainable-SAfe ste...
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The study presented herein is centred around the behaviour factor evaluation of cold-formed steel strap braced stud walls following the methodology of FEMA P695. A set of fourteen archetypes, are designed with an initial assumption of behaviour factor and following the capacity design approach. Numerical models possessing the ability to simulate th...
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The seismic damage of non-structural components could involve functionality interruption of the most affected buildings and substantial economic losses. Among non-structural components, the lightweight steel ceiling-partition wall systems can represent a significant investment in the construction sector. Nevertheless, the proper seismic design of t...
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Shake table tests are particularly indicative to assess dynamic properties and seismic response under earthquakes in the case of a new building structure. In last years the University of Naples was involved in the research project named “Energy Efficient LIghtweight-Sustainable-SAfe-Steel Construction” (Project acronym: ELISSA), which was devoted t...
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An upgrade of the construction standards is required to promote the use of lightweight steel structures in seismic areas of Europe. European earthquake standard EN1998-1 does not provide seismic design guidelines for the energy dissipative structural typologies in lightweight steel constructions. CFS strap-braced stud wall is an all-steel solution...
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The critical review of design methodologies provided by the NTC2008, in agreement with the European seismic code (Eurocode 8) for steel Concentrically Braced Frames with chevron (or inverted V) diagonals (CBF-V), carried out by deepening the seismic behaviour of such typical steel seismic resistant structures, aims to provide more efficient design...
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Some experimental studies on the structural response of constructions made of cold-formed steel (CFS) profile are ongoing at University of Naples “Federico II”. Since the connections between panels and CFS frame have a fundamental role in the global response of CFS constructions, a specific task was devoted to test this kind of elements. In particu...
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The adoption of a constructive system in seismic area is related to the clarity and direct applicability of the reference technical code. The use of Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) products for structural applications in seismic area has not been properly contextualized in the current European technical standard. In order to bridge this gap, many national...
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The critical review of design methods provided by the Italian codes for constructions NTC2008, in agreement with the European seismic code (EC8), for steel Concentrically Braced Frames (CBF) with X and chevron (or inverted V) diagonals, has the aim at providing more efficient design criteria able to ensure adequate safety levels under seism. As ref...
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Among the several available building systems, constructions involving cold-formed steel profiles represent an efficient and reliable solution. These systems are very suitable to be used in pre-fabricated modular constructions, thanks to their lightness and possibility to automate the building process. In these systems, connections are usually made...
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Climatic changes, massive catastrophic events-like earthquakes or fire blasts – and continuous changes in urban living habits make necessary the provision of building concepts that can reliably address these challenges. The ELISSA Project developed a solution for modular lightweight construction, which can offer excellent thermal and indoor comfort...
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L’attuale interesse del mercato delle costruzioni sembra essere sempre più indirizzato a soluzioni integrate che rispondano ad una molteplicità di requisiti prestazionali, quali buon comportamento fisico/meccanico, facilità e velocità di esecuzione, elevato livello qualitativo e, fattore sempre più importante, economia del ciclo di vita. In quest’o...
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The international scientific and technical communities currently recognize the importance of proper seismic design of non-structural components. Previous earthquakes demonstrated the vulnerability of non-structural components to relatively low seismic intensity levels and showed that the damage or collapse of non-structural components might have se...
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The search for innovative methods to ensure high structural, technological and environmental performance is an important issue in the development of new constructions. Among the several available building systems, constructions involving the structural use of Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) profiles represent an efficient and reliable solution. In an effor...
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The critical review of the design methodologies given in the European seismic code (Eurocode 8) for steel Concentrically Braced Frames with chevron (or inverted V) diagonals (CBF-V) has been the spark for deepening the seismic behaviour of such typical steel seismic resistant structures, aiming at providing more efficient design criteria able to en...
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Past earthquakes have shown that the damage to non-structural elements can severely limit the functionality of most affected buildings and cause substantial economic losses compared to structural damage. Among the non-structural components, the ceiling-partition systems represent a significant investment in construction sector. Nevertheless, their...
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The term gasometer, coined by the inventor of gas lighting William Murdoch in the late 18th century, is commonly used to indicate a structure for storing gas. Nowadays, the gasometers have a significant historical and cultural interest, belonging to the so-called “industrial archaeology”. The most important gasometer typologies are illustrated in t...
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Il danneggiamento sismico di componenti non-strutturali in caso di evento sismico può comportare l’interruzione di funzionalità degli edifici interessati e perdite economiche notevoli. Tra i componenti non-strutturali, i sistemi costituiti da partizioni e controsoffitti rappresentano un investimento significativo nel settore delle costruzioni. Tutt...
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The use of cold-formed steel (CFS) profiles in low-rise residential buildings has increased in European construction sector. The reason of this interest is related to potentialities offered by this constructive system, which are the high structural performance, lightness, short construction time, durability and eco-efficiency. Nevertheless, the cur...
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The development of light weight steel structures in seismic area as Italy requires the upgrading of National Codes. To this end, in the last years a theoretical and experimental study was undertaken at the University of Naples within the Italian research project RELUIS-DPC 2010–2013. The study focused on “all-steel design” solutions and investigate...
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The wide choice of cross-sectional shapes obtainable by extrusion process provides the possibility to individuate new joining solutions for aluminium profiles. The achievable joining technologies are very competitive with respect to conventional solutions, because of the possibility of rapid execution, optimization of parent material, treatments an...
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In the field of construction in seismic areas, the current Italian technical code for constructions NTC2008 is substantially based on the design criteria of Eurocode 8 (EC8), although with some differences. Focusing on steel structures with X Concentric Braces (CB), which is one of the most common seismic resistant structural typology in steel buil...
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The potentiality of cold-formed steel structures (CFS) in terms of lightness, rapid on-site erection and high structural performance is spreading the use of the technology in the most industrialized countries. In particular, the overall recognized capability to assure a good structural response in high seismic areas is allowing the adoption in some...
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The development of light weight steel structures in seismic area as Italy requires the upgrading of National Codes. To this end, in the last years a theoretical and experimental study was carried out at the University of Naples within the research project RELUIS-DPC 2010-2013. The study focused on "all steel design" solutions and investigated the s...
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Special joint systems are obtained by means of mechanical fasteners located in semi-hollow parts of aluminium extruded shapes. The aluminium industry showed great interest on these joints due to many advantages: easiness, simplicity, rapid execution, material optimisation and machining reduction. A typical case of these special joints, namely screw...
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The seismic behaviour of sheathed cold-formed steel (SCFS) structures is characterized by the lateral response of shear walls. Basically, if cold-formed steel (CFS) structures are designed according to the “sheathing-design” methodology, then the seismic behaviour of shear walls is strongly influenced by the sheathing-to-frame connections response,...
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The widely recognized structural performance provided by cold-formed steel (CFS) systems together with high levels of prefabrication, safety, durability and sustainability are spreading the CFS construction systems all over the world. At the same time, the actual lack in European seismic design codes requires the development of specific design proc...
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The seismic behavior of sheathed cold-formed steel (SCFS) structures is characterized by the lateral response of shear walls. Basically, if cold-formed steel (CFS) structures are designed according to the “sheathing-design” methodology, then the seismic behavior of shear walls is strongly influenced by the sheathing-to-frame connections response, c...
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The important potentiality of cold formed steel (CFS) structures in terms of lightness, rapid on-site erection and high structural performance is spreading the use of this technology in the most industrialized countries. In particular, the overall recognized capability to assure a good structural response in high seismic areas is allowing the adopt...
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The influence of the aspect ratio on the lateral response of cold formed steel walls is analyzed by three design methodologies. In particular the prediction provided by the AISI Lateral Design, that is at the moment the main document for the design of CFS buildings under horizontal loads, is compared with the results obtained by applying the princi...