Design Guidelines for Precast Structures with Cladding Panels in Seismic Zones
The paper presents a summary of the results of the experimental and analytical research on Improved fastening systems of cladding wall panels of precast buildings in seismic zones, performed within the scope of the European Project Safecladding (EU Programme FP7-SME-2012-2 – Grant Agreement n. 314122), as codified in the pertinent documents issued by the research Consortium in terms of Design Guidelines for practical applications. Further than the investigation on the current fastening systems and the related acceptability analysis for existing structures, the paper deals with the specific design criteria for the isostatic, integrated and dissipative fastening systems that should be the basis for the new precast constructions in seismic zones.
In the present paper the authors summarized the outcome of the wide experimental and analytical research on Improved fastening systems of cladding wall panels of precast buildings in seismic zones, performed within the European Project Safecladding (EU Programme FP7-SME-2012-2 – Grant Agreement n. 314122). The work has been carried out by the research providers on the basis of the tasks committed to each of them. The results have been codified in the two detailed Design Guidelines for practical applications quoted in the References (Safecladding Project 2015a, b). The intellectual paternity belongs to the single research groups and to the consortium as a whole that assured an organic co-ordination of the different contributions.
With reference to the research of concern with its different activities, a mention shall be devoted to the research providers, with Dr. Paolo Negro and Mr. Marco Lamperti for ELSA Lab. of the JRC (Ispra), Prof. Matej Fischinger and Prof. Tatjana Isakovic for Ljubljana group, Prof. Ioannis Psycharis for Athens group, Prof. Fabio Biondini and Dr. Bruno Dal Lago for Milan group, Prof. Faruk Karadogan and Prof. Ercan Yuksel for Istanbul group, in addition to Mr. Claudio Pagani and Antonello Gasperi for the Company BS Italia and the authors of this paper themselves.
The national industrial associations were represented by Mr. Bulent Tokman (TPCA, Turkey), Mr. Alejandro Lopez (ANDECE, Spain), Mr. Thomas Sippel (VBBF, Germany), in addition to Assobeton (Italy) and the Turkish Company YAPI. The general manager of the research project was Mr. Alessio Rimoldi of the international association of the precast industry BIBM.