The paper discusses some functional criteria for the design and installation of Lightning Protection of Structures (LPS) with reference to a case study of a complex of strategic buildings constituted by existing and historical structures. Considering the special cases of strategic structures like hospital, military and government buildings, in the assessment of the risk of damage by lightnings, the paper suggests an additional criterion, that assigns a suitable weight to the need of maintaining the service and the functionality of the structures, after a lightning stroke. Considering the case of complexes of structures in close areas, the paper highlights the characteristics of functional interdependence and interference in lightning interception and it suggests a coordinated and integrated design of Lightning Protection of Complexes of Structures (LPCS).
Additional Criteria for Designing Lightning Protection of a Complex of Structures (LPCS) / Parise, Giuseppe; Martirano, Luigi; S., Annibaldi; G., Bertocchi; S., Stefanori. - STAMPA. - (2004).