Proyectos
Preserving the colonial baroque churches in the Andean region: 3D modelling and non-destructive testing for assessing the seismic response of the church of St. Peter Apostle in Andahuaylillas
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The Saint Peter Apostle church of Andahuaylillas, in Cusco, is an emblematic example of a large number of early colonial adobe churches in Peru. The church is comprised of a main nave, six chapels and a bell tower, and features a typical ‘par y nudillo’ roof system. Although this monument is considered as the ‘Sistine chapel of the Americas’ due to its historical, architectural and artistic features, the investigation of its seismic behavior has received almost no attention even though the church is located in a high seismicity zone. This project presents a study on the geometrical survey, structural diagnosis and the seismic assessment of the Andahuaylillas church. The research is based on 3d modelling using drones and laser scanning, in-situ non-destructive testing using thermography and operational modal analysis (OMA) tests, and subsequent numerical Finite Element (FE) modeling.
The integration of these techniques will give valuable information for supporting the choice of appropriate intervention techniques in the church aiming at improving its seismic capacity. Moreover, this will be the preliminary stage for the formulation of a methodology for an interdisciplinary engineering study of these types of adobe baroque churches in the Andes of Peru.

Fecha de inicio: 01/01/2015
Fecha final: 31/12/2016
Estado DGI: En proceso
Instituciones Investigadoras:
Dirección de la Gestión de la información - DGI PUCP
Departamento de Ingeniería de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Universidad de Rochester
Universidad de Carolina del Norte
Instituciones Financiadoras:
Dirección de la Gestión de la información - DGI PUCP
Departamento de Ingeniería de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Universidad de Rochester
Universidad de Carolina del Norteú