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Structural Restoration of Masonry Monuments (2020)

2020 | ISBN: 0367109476 | English | 370 Pages | PDF | 32 MB

Historic structures need to be restored in line with international guidance and charters developed by architects and archaeologists, but technical understanding of structural engineering and materials is crucial, particularly with respect to response to earthquake loading.

This guide to structural assessment and restoration of masonry monuments and historical buildings outlines the techniques, materials and design procedures used. It begins with principles, theory and practice and then presents case studies.

The assessment focusses on:
Building materials and construction techniques used in the past
The mechanics of masonry
The structural behaviour of masonry monuments and historical buildings
In-situ investigation and laboratory tests for existing and restoration materials.

The restoration elaborates on:
Techniques and materials available for structural restoration
Structural analysis and design
Deciding on the restoration scheme
Emergency measures and protective measures.