Marco Zucca

Marco Zucca
Politecnico di Milano | Polimi · Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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Recent Italian earthquakes have shown the seismic vulnerability of many typical historical masonry churches characterized by one nave and wooden roofs. Under transverse earthquake, the nave transverse response of this kind of churches can be influenced by the geometrical and material features. To increase the seismic performance, strengthening inte...
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Recent collapse events of existing reinforced concrete bridges have increased the attention on the mandatory and suitable maintenance of these strategic constructions. In fact, most of these failures were due to an inadequate scheduling of maintenance interventions. One of the main issues concerning the load-bearing capacity of existing reinforced...
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Recent Italian earthquakes have shown the seismic vulnerability of many typical historical masonry churches characterized by one nave and wooden roofs. Under transverse earthquake the nave transverse response of this kind of churches can be influenced by the geometrical and material features. To increase the seismic performance, strengthening inter...
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This paper deals with an experimental and numerical dynamic characterization of two steel wind turbines currently located in Italy. The considered steel turbines are onshore and were originally built more than 20 years ago with 65 m of height (from the ground level to the hub). Five years ago, they were unmounted and reassembled in the present loca...
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The paper presents a proposed framework to optimize the tuned mass damper (TMD) design, useful for seismic improvement of slender masonry structures. A historical masonry chimney located in northern Italy was considered to illustrate the proposed TMD design procedure and to evaluate the seismic performance of the system. The optimization process wa...
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The repair of historical masonry columns damaged by earthquakes is a complex engineering procedure. In most cases, these elements support important vertical loads, and, for this reason, the repairing interventions (such as block replacement) could generate critical modifications of the stress pattern and eventually lead to local failures of the mas...
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Recently, the engineering interest about the durability of existing reinforced concrete structures has significantly increased as confirmed by the conspicuous scientific literature. The results of these studies are influencing the development of new structural codes. Among the wide range of existing reinforced concrete structures, motorway viaducts...
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The safety of the infrastructural heritage is one of the most relevant issues of our time. Recent current events have dramatically highlighted many structural criticalities of Italian motorway network. Over the years, the culture of maintenance has not actually shown to be as deep-rooted as the brilliant engineering fervor that characterized the po...
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L'Italia possiede uno dei più complessi e articolati sistemi stradali d'Europa, sviluppati all'interno di un territorio tutt'altro che regolare e caratterizzato da necessità di scavalcare depressioni e rilievi, di fatto, ad ogni latitudine. Questo fa sì che l'intera rete riunisca decine di migliaia di ponti, dai più piccoli fino ai più imponenti. S...
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The structural safety and durability of existing reinforced concrete bridges can be considered as one of the current most important research topics in structural engineering, especially after the numerous collapses that have occurred in recent years. Considering the Italian context, it is important to highlight that most of these structures were bu...
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Over the last few decades, the attention on the safety of existing reinforced concrete (RC) structures has significantly increased. RC bridges, in particular, are highly relevant for strategic importance. In the Italian context, several of these bridges were built around 1960, when engineering practice commonly ignored or underestimated the presenc...
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The evaluation of the seismic behaviour of shallow multi-propped underground structures (e.g. metro stations, parking, etc.) can be considered as one of the most important and actual research topics in structural earthquake engineering. Over the last decades, different types of analysis approaches have been proposed, but several issues are still op...
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In the seismic retrofitting of historical churches, the realisation of new foundations of collapsed elements represents an important aspect for the interaction with both the underground pre-existing structures and the new structural elements to be rebuilt. For the specific case study of the Basilica di Collemaggio, after an accurate geometrical sur...
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The evaluation of the seismic behaviour of underground structures represents one of the most actual seismic geotechnical and structural engineering research topics about the study of the complex phenomena of soil-structural interaction. In the last decades, different types of simplified and numerical approaches have been developed for the correct a...
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The evaluation of the seismic behavior of underground structures represents one of the most actual seismic geotechnical and structural engineering research topics about the study of the complex phenomena of soil-structure interaction. In the last decades, different types of simplified and numerical approaches have been developed for the evaluation...
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This paper presents the evaluation of the seismic vulnerability of Santa Maria Novella Basilica in Florence. Santa Maria Novella is one of the most important historical churches in Italy and, for this reason, different studies on the structural behavior of this monument were conducted during the last decades. Particularly, this work is focused on t...
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In the seismic retrofitting of historic churches, the realization of new foundations of collapsed elements represents an important aspect either for the interaction with the underground pre-existing parts or with the new structural elements to be rebuilt. For the specific case study of the Basilica di Collemaggio, after an accurate geometrical surv...
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The Basilica of Collemaggio in L’Aquila, built in the late of XIII century by the will of pope Celestine V, experienced several seismic events during its life that caused some damages to its masonry structures. Particularly, the April 6th, 2009 earthquake caused the failure of the transept area where the dome, the barrel vaults, the triumphal arch...
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In order to improve the nave transversal response of historical churches, a strategy basing on wooden roof strengthening aimed to obtain the global “box” building's behaviour should be pursued. For this strategy the wooden roof has to work as a dissipative diaphragm able to contain the out-of plane lateral walls mechanisms by allowing controlled ro...
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In this paper the Construction Stage Analysis (CSA) of a new mixed structure building is discussed in order to identify the best timing and execution activities scheduling. The building is part of a new university campus that will be realized close to the center of the city. The CSA is carried out by the implementation of two models: the finite ele...
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In this paper, the behavior of a very slender building is investigated under wind loads, to satisfy both strength and serviceability (comfort) design criteria. To evaluate the wind effects, wind tunnel testing and structural analysis were conducted, by two different procedures: (i) Pressure Integration Method (PIM), with finite element modeling, an...
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The paper presents the seismic vulnerability analysis of the military dry dock built in 1861 inside the Messina’s harbor. The study appears very important not only for the relevance of the dry dock itself, but also for its social, military and symbolic role. As a first step, the historical documentation about the dry dock delivered by the Military...
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Recently, the engineering interest about the durability of existing reinforced concrete structures has significantly in- creased as confirmed by the conspicuous scientific literature. The results of these studies are influencing the development of new structural codes. Among the wide range of existing reinforced concrete structures, motorway viaduc...
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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...
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The paper refers the use of Tuned Mass Dumper (TMD) in different constructions recently built in Italy to improve their serviceability structural performances. In two footbridges and a new tall building the dynamic behaviors are analyzed in the two conditions: without and with TMD. The structural analysis show the improvements in the Serviceability...
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The paper analyzes the seismic improvement of an historical masonry chimney by the tuned mass dumper (TMD) application. The chimney was built at the beginning of XX century in the northern region in Italy and the mechanical characteristics of the masonry, in terms of elastic modulus and compressive strength, used in the finite element models (FEMs...
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The paper refers the use of Tuned Mass Dumper (TMD) in different constructions recently built in Italy to improve their serviceability structural performances. In two footbridges and a new tall building the dynamic behaviors are analyzed in the two conditions: without and with TMD. The structural analysis show the improvements in the Serviceability...
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In this paper the Vibration Control by the Tuned Mass Dumper (TMD), in important and symbolic constructions, are illustrated. Some TMD optimization procedures are discussed for different types of constructions (new tall buildings, an existing masonry chimney and a new footbridge) for the seismic and wind actions. By the TMDs, the structural behavio...
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The paper discusses the Tuned Mass Dumper (TMD) use in some representative Italian constructions having a symbolic architectural value. In particular, the paper presents the TMD use for a new tall building in Milan, two footbridges (having each other different structures) and historical chimneys (hit by a strong earthquake in 2012) located in Lomba...
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The paper summarizes the studies conducted on the military dry dock in the Port of Messina (built in 1861), to assess the seismic vulnerability. For this work was conducted an accurate research on the historical sources of Technical Office of the Italian Civil Engineers, to know the construction methods, the operations made after the earthquake of...
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In this paper the use of fly ash for particular High Strength Concrete (HSC) realizations is investigated. The use of fly ash as a partial replacement of Portland cement in HSC seems a valid solution in particular for a sustainable construction design, considering the interesting HSC performances (in terms of strength and durability) and the econom...
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In recent years, Italian technical-scientific community has increased its interest on the evaluation of the seismic vulnerability of existing structures. Among this wide range of structures, motorway viaducts stand out for their strategic relevance and technical complexity. Most of these structures were built between '60 and '70 years, according to...
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In this paper the use of fly ash for particular High Strength Concrete (HSC) realizations is investigated. The use of fly ash as a partial replacement of Portland cement in HSC seems a valid solution in particular for a sustainable construction design, considering the interesting HSC performances and the economic aspects. Obviously the advantages d...
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SOMMARIO Negli ultimi anni la comunità tecnico-scientifica ha rivolto un interesse crescente nei confronti delle tematiche inerenti alla valutazione della vulnerabilità sismica delle costruzioni esistenti. In quest'ampio panorama spiccano, per importanza strategica e complessità tecnica, i viadotti della rete autostradale. La maggior parte di quest...
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SOMMARIO Negli ultimi anni la comunità tecnico-scientifica ha rivolto un interesse crescente nei confronti delle tematiche inerenti alla valutazione della vulnerabilità sismica delle costruzioni esistenti. In quest'ampio panorama spiccano, per importanza strategica e complessità tecnica, i viadotti della rete autostradale. La maggior parte di quest...
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SOMMARIO Le norme vigenti in materia di prestazioni (identificazione e qualificazione) ed accettazione dei materiali da costruzione sono un tema di particolare interesse per i professionisti che al giorno d'oggi nelle diverse vesti di Progettisti, Direttori dei lavori o Collaudatori, si trovano a dover gestire il cantiere per la costruzione di una...
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Alla luce delle nuove conoscenze sulla confezione delle miscele per calcestruzzi ad alta resistenza (High Strenght Concrete, HSC), i calcestruzzi strutturali per la realizzazione delle gallerie del " Progetto Adriatico " (argomento già trattato presso AICAP nel Novembre 2010) sono stati rivisti e studiati considerando idoneo per essi l'utilizzo di...
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The paper presents the results of numerical investigations, based on a set of experimental tests, for the analysis of seismic vulnerability of a dry dock plant in Messina, property of the Italian Navy. The Messina dry dock, one of the oldest in Europe, was built around the mid of 1800 and it experienced the devastating earthquake of 1908. The aims...

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Approfondire i metodi e le analisi di vulnerabilità sismica delle opere d'arte stradali.