Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions

Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions
Author: Mario Como
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN: 3642301320
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions Book Excerpt:

Masonry constructions are the great majority of the buildings in Europe’s historical centres and the most important monuments in its architectural heritage and the demand for their safety assessments and restoration projects is pressing and constant. Nevertheless, there is a lack of a widely accepted approach to studying the statics of masonry structures. This book aims to help fill these gaps by presenting a new comprehensive, unified theory of statics of masonry constructions. The book, result of thirty years of research and professional experience, through an interdisciplinary approach combining engineering, architecture, advances from the simple to the complex and analyses statics of a large variety of masonry constructions, as arches, domes, cross and cloister vaults, piers, towers, cathedrals and buildings under seismic actions.

Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions

Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions
Author: Mario Como
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 619
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 3319245694
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions Book Excerpt:

This successful book, which is now appearing in its second edition, presents a comprehensive new Statics of Masonry Constructions. Masonry constructions are the great majority of the buildings in Europe’s historic centres and the most important monuments in its architectural heritage. Given the age of these constructions, the demand for safety assessments and restoration projects is pressing and constant. The book you hold in hands contributes to fill this demand. The second edition integrates the original text of the first edition with new developments, widening and revisions, due to recent research studies achievements. The result is a book that gives a complete picture of the behaviour of the Masonry Constructions. First of all, it gives the fundamentals of its Statics, based on the no-tension assumption, and then it develops the Limit Analysis for the Masonry Constructions. In this framework, through an interdisciplinary approach combining Engineering and Architecture, the book also investigates the static behaviour of many historic monuments, such as the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the domes of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and St Peter’s in Rome, as well as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Gothic Cathedrals. Finally, the book gives an in-depth study of masonry buildings under seismic actions.

Masonry Structures Between Mechanics and Architecture

Masonry Structures  Between Mechanics and Architecture
Author: Danila Aita,Orietta Pedemonte,Kim Williams
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN: 331913003X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masonry Structures Between Mechanics and Architecture Book Excerpt:

The book aims to provide an overview of the state of the art on the mechanics of arches and masonry structures. It is addressed to an international audience, arising from the international context in which the Associazione Edoardo Benvenuto has carried out its activities in recent years, under the honorary presidency of Jacques Heyman. The book belongs to the collection Between Mechanics and Architecture, born in 1995 from the collaboration of several renowned scholars, including Edoardo Benvenuto (P. Radelet-de Grave, E. Benvenuto (eds.), Entre Mécanique et Architecture / Between Mechanics and Architecture, Birkhäuser, Basel 1995).

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures
Author: Bahman Ghiassi,Gabriele Milani
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 890
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN: 0081024401
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures Book Excerpt:

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures: From Theory to Application provides detailed information on the theoretical background and practical guidelines for numerical modeling of unreinforced and reinforced (strengthened) masonry and historical structures. The book consists of four main sections, covering seismic vulnerability analysis of masonry and historical structures, numerical modeling of unreinforced masonry, numerical modeling of FRP-strengthened masonry, and numerical modeling of TRM-strengthened masonry. Each section reflects the theoretical background and current state-of-the art, providing practical guidelines for simulations and the use of input parameters. Covers important issues relating to advanced methodologies for the seismic vulnerability assessment of masonry and historical structures Focuses on modeling techniques used for the nonlinear analysis of unreinforced masonry and strengthened masonry structures Follows a theory to practice approach

Handbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures

Handbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures
Author: Asteris, Panagiotis G.,Plevris, Vagelis
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 867
Release: 2015-07-13
ISBN: 1466682876
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures Book Excerpt:

Rehabilitation of heritage monuments provides sustainable development and cultural significance to a region. The most sensitive aspect of the refurbishment of existing buildings lies in the renovation and recovery of structural integrity and public safety. The Handbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures evaluates developing contributions in the field of earthquake engineering with regards to the analysis and treatment of structural damage inflicted by seismic activity. This book is a vital reference source for professionals, researchers, students, and engineers active in the field of earthquake engineering who are interested in the emergent developments and research available in the preservation and rehabilitation of heritage buildings following seismic activity.

Historic Construction and Conservation

Historic Construction and Conservation
Author: Pere Roca,Paulo B. Lourenço,Angelo Gaetani
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN: 0429628056
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Construction and Conservation Book Excerpt:

Conservation in the built environment raises fundamental questions which have been debated for centuries - what is worth preserving, how is it possible, why is it important? This book takes a modern approach to the meaning of a heritage structure and its conservation. The historical evolution of conservation is briefly addressed, considering prominent individuals and cases; along with the history of construction, focusing on materials and related structural elements, with insight on the sizing rules adopted by masons. This explains structural decisions made during the construction process and allows comparison of scientific theories from the 18th century to modern understanding of limit analysis. Damage and collapse mechanisms for masonry construction, as the most widespread structural form for historical buildings, is described. Excess permanent loading and settlement is differentiated from environmental and anthropogenic actions such as earthquake or incorrect intervention. The team of authors brings together unique expertise, with high level research and leading practice with archetypical cases from around the world. The book addresses the history of conservation by exploring materials and structures and the history of construction and damage, so it is of value to students and professionals in civil engineering and architecture, as well as archaeologists and art historians.

Protection of Historical Constructions

Protection of Historical Constructions
Author: Ioannis Vayas
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030907880
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protection of Historical Constructions Book Excerpt:

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Author: Rafael Aguilar,Daniel Torrealva,Susana Moreira,Miguel A. Pando,Luis F. Ramos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2518
Release: 2018-08-18
ISBN: 3319994417
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Book Excerpt:

This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC) that was held in Cusco, Peru in 2018. It disseminates recent advances in the areas related to the structural analysis of historical and archaeological constructions. The challenges faced in this field show that accuracy and robustness of results rely heavily on an interdisciplinary approach, where different areas of expertise from managers, practitioners, and scientists work together. Bearing this in mind, SAHC 2018 stimulated discussion on the new knowledge developed in the different disciplines involved in analysis, conservation, retrofit, and management of existing constructions. This book is organized according to the following topics: assessment and intervention of archaeological heritage, history of construction and building technology, advances in inspection and NDT, innovations in field and laboratory testing applied to historical construction and heritage, new technologies and techniques, risk and vulnerability assessments of heritage for multiple types of hazards, repair, strengthening, and retrofit of historical structures, numerical modeling and structural analysis, structural health monitoring, durability and sustainability, management and conservation strategies for heritage structures, and interdisciplinary projects and case studies. This volume holds particular interest for all the community interested in the challenging task of preserving existing constructions, enable great opportunities, and also uncover new challenges in the field of structural analysis of historical and archeological constructions.

Brick and Block Masonry

Brick and Block Masonry
Author: Claudio Modena,F. da Porto,M.R. Valluzzi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1498795927
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brick and Block Masonry Book Excerpt:

Brick and Block Masonry - Trends, Innovations and Challenges contains the lectures and regular papers presented at the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference (Padova, Italy, 26-30 June 2016). In an ever-changing world, in which innovations are rapidly implemented but soon surpassed, the challenge for masonry, the oldest and most traditional building material, is that it can address the increasingly pressing requirements of quality of living, safety, and sustainability. This abstracts volume and full paper USB device, focusing on challenges, innovations, trends and ideas related to masonry, in both research and building practice, will proof to be a valuable source of information for researchers and practitioners, masonry industries and building management authorities, construction professionals and educators.

Advances in Utopian Studies and Sacred Architecture

Advances in Utopian Studies and Sacred Architecture
Author: Claudio Gambardella,Claudia Cennamo,Maria Luisa Germanà,Mohd Fairuz Shahidan,Hocine Bougdah
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN: 3030507653
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Utopian Studies and Sacred Architecture Book Excerpt:

At a time dominated by the disappearance of Future, as claimed by the French anthropologist Marc Augé, Utopia and Religion seem to be two different ways of giving back an inner horizon to mankind. Therefore this book, on the one hand, considers the importance of utopia as a tool and how it offers an economic and social resource to improve cities’ wealth, future and livability. On the other, it explores the impact of religious and cultural ideals on cities that have recently emerged in this context. Based on numerous observations, the book examines the intellectual legacy of utopian theory and practices across various academic disciplines. It also presents discussions, theories, and case studies addressing a range of issues and topics related to utopia.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Civil and Environmental Engineering  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1670
Release: 2016-01-31
ISBN: 1466696206
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil and Environmental Engineering Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

Civil and environmental engineers work together to develop, build, and maintain the man-made and natural environments that make up the infrastructures and ecosystems in which we live and thrive. Civil and Environmental Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive multi-volume publication showcasing the best research on topics pertaining to road design, building maintenance and construction, transportation, earthquake engineering, waste and pollution management, and water resources management and engineering. Through its broad and extensive coverage on a variety of crucial concepts in the field of civil engineering, and its subfield of environmental engineering, this multi-volume work is an essential addition to the library collections of academic and government institutions and appropriately meets the research needs of engineers, environmental specialists, researchers, and graduate-level students.

Proceedings of XXIV AIMETA Conference 2019

Proceedings of XXIV AIMETA Conference 2019
Author: Antonio Carcaterra,Achille Paolone,Giorgio Graziani
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 2201
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 3030410579
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of XXIV AIMETA Conference 2019 Book Excerpt:

This book gathers the peer-reviewed papers presented at the XXIV Conference of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, held in Rome, Italy, on September 15-19, 2019 (AIMETA 2019). The conference topics encompass all aspects of general, fluid, solid and structural mechanics, as well as mechanics for machines and mechanical systems, including theoretical, computational and experimental techniques and technological applications. As such the book represents an invaluable, up-to-the-minute tool, providing an essential overview of the most recent advances in the field.

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Anamnesis Diagnosis Therapy Controls

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions  Anamnesis  Diagnosis  Therapy  Controls
Author: Koen Van Balen,Els Verstrynge
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 1317206614
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Anamnesis Diagnosis Therapy Controls Book Excerpt:

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls contains the papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC2016, Leuven, Belgium, 13-15 September 2016). The main theme of the book is “Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls”, which emphasizes the importance of all steps of a restoration process in order to obtain a thorough understanding of the structural behaviour of built cultural heritage. The contributions cover every aspect of the structural analysis of historical constructions, such as material characterization, structural modelling, static and dynamic monitoring, non-destructive techniques for on-site investigation, seismic behaviour, rehabilitation, traditional and innovative repair techniques, and case studies. A special focus has been put on six specific themes: - Innovation and heritage - Preventive conservation - Computational strategies for heritage structures - Sustainable strengthening of masonry with composites - Values and sustainability, and - Subsoil interaction The knowledge, insights and ideas in Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls make this book of abstracts and the corresponding, digital full-colour conference proceedings containing the full papers must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved in the structural analysis of historical constructions.

New Metropolitan Perspectives

New Metropolitan Perspectives
Author: Francesco Calabrò,Lucia Della Spina,María José Piñeira Mantiñán
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 2872
Release: 2022-08-24
ISBN: 3031068254
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Metropolitan Perspectives Book Excerpt:

The book aims to face the challenge of post-COVID-19 dynamics toward green and digital transition, between metropolitan and return to villages’ perspectives. It presents a multi-disciplinary scientific debate on the new frontiers of strategic and spatial planning, economic programs and decision support tools, within the urban–rural areas networks and the metropolitan cities. The book focuses on six topics: inner and marginalized areas local development to re-balance territorial inequalities; knowledge and innovation ecosystem for urban regeneration and resilience; metropolitan cities and territorial dynamics; rules, governance, economy, society; green buildings, post-carbon city and ecosystem services; infrastructures and spatial information systems; cultural heritage: conservation, enhancement and management. In addition, the book hosts a Special Section: Rhegion United Nations 2020-2030. The book will benefit all researchers, practitioners and policymakers interested in the issues applied to metropolitan cities and marginal areas.

Preventive Conservation From Climate and Damage Monitoring to a Systemic and Integrated Approach

Preventive Conservation   From Climate and Damage Monitoring to a Systemic and Integrated Approach
Author: Aziliz Vandesande,Els Verstrynge,Koenraad Van Balen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN: 1000263738
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preventive Conservation From Climate and Damage Monitoring to a Systemic and Integrated Approach Book Excerpt:

The concept of preventive conservation has successfully introduced the knowledge that "prevention is better than cure" into the built heritage sector. The benefits of this approach are the cost-effectiveness, the improved protection of heritage values, the reduced risk for accumulating deterioration and additional damage, the prolongation of the physical service life of buildings and building parts and the empowerment of local communities in dealing with heritage. Increasingly, arguments rise against reactive treatment patterns, which result too often in postponed interventions and increasing costs for restoration. WTA-Nederland-Vlaanderen, the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation and the Civil Engineering Department of KU Leuven jointly organised an international conference on preventive conservation approaches - including climate and damage monitoring - and how to implement these monitoring tools within a systemic approach. The conference took place in context of the international WTA days, 3-5 April 2019, and the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Chair on Preventive Conservation, Monitoring and Maintenance of Monuments and Sites (PRECOM3OS). The contributions meet the increasing demand for information, case studies and practical examples to support the transition towards more preventive rather than reactive conservation actions. The volume aims at academics and professionals involved or interested in the conservation of buildings, building parts and heritage.

Seismic Performance of Masonry Cross Vaults

Seismic Performance of Masonry Cross Vaults
Author: Angelo Gaetani
Publsiher: Sapienza Università Editrice
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 8893771446
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seismic Performance of Masonry Cross Vaults Book Excerpt:

Considering the seismic behaviour of cultural heritage buildings, recent earthquakes have emphasised the high vulnerability of vaulted structures. In this regard, the present thesis deals with masonry cross vaults, among the most diffused and fascinating structural typologies of the European cultural heritage. After a thorough review of cross vault historical developments, the focus is shifted to the shaking table tests of a scaled arch. These two points provided valuable information to calibrate the finite element model of cross vault, discussed next. Finally, the influence of the main geometrical and mechanical parameters on the seismic capacity of cross vaults are examined by means of a sensitivity analysis.

Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials III

Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials III
Author: Angelo Di Tommaso,Cristina Gentilini,Giovanni Castellazzi
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN: 3035735654
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials III Book Excerpt:

This book collected from papers presented on the 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials (MuRiCo6, June 26-28, 2019, Bologna, Italy). The aim of this collection is to present and review the latest achievements in modelling, testing and controlling masonry structures strengthened with composite materials. The innovative strengthening apparatus here considered consists of composites with continuous fibres (carbon, steel, basalt, aramid, glass, PBO? etc.) reinforcing polymer or inorganic matrices. The special problems regarding the strengthening of monumental historic constructions, considering appropriate techniques in the domain of architecture structural conservation, are focused in many scientific articles authored by eminent scientists.

Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials

Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials
Author: Angelo di Tommaso,Cristina Gentilini,Giovanni Castellazzi
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2014-09-12
ISBN: 3038265861
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials Book Excerpt:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 4th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials (MuRiCO 2014), September 9-11, 2014, Ravenna, Italy. The 80 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: General, Chapter 2: Masonry, Chapter 3: Materials, Chapter 4: Masonry and Composites, Chapter 5: Technical Reports

Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites

Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites
Author: Emilio Bilotta,Alessandro Flora,Stefania Lirer,Carlo Viggiani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN: 1138000558
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites Book Excerpt:

All the traces of historic heritage are a fundamental part of our environment and reward us in the form of cultural enrichment, with the ability to have a positive effect both on our lifestyle and economy. Therefore, the preservation of ancient monuments, historic towns and sites has increasingly drawn the attention of public opinion, governmental agencies as well as consultants and contractors. This interest must be however carefully controlled and directed, since the conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems of our age. Careless attempts at preservation can be detrimental not only to their iconic value (formal integrity), but even to their structural characteristics and the materials they are built with (material integrity). Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites collects one opening address, four special lectures and 82 contributions from all over the world, giving a unique sample of the geotechnical problems to be tackled, the solutions currently being proposed, and the strategies being carried out to preserve the overall integrity of monuments and historic sites. It is clearly apparent that differences exist around the world not only in terms of the characteristics of the monuments or sites to be preserved, but also in the approaches adopted to achieve this aim. Hence, no unique solution is available to the geotechnical engineer dealing with the delicate structures and sites that represent our cultural heritage, and knowledge of previous experiences may be a unique guide in any technical decision-making process.

Critical Thinking in the Sustainable Rehabilitation and Risk Management of the Built Environment

Critical Thinking in the Sustainable Rehabilitation and Risk Management of the Built Environment
Author: Ancuța Rotaru
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 3030611183
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Thinking in the Sustainable Rehabilitation and Risk Management of the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

This proceedings book presents contributions to the International Conference on Critical Thinking in the Sustainable Rehabilitation and Risk Management of the Built Environment – CRIT-RE-BUILT – held in Iași, Romania, November 7–9, 2019. It mirrors outcomes in fundamental and applied research covering a broad palette of competences like observations, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, problem-solving and decision making. The book sets up eight chapters related to rehabilitation and risk in the built environment. Each chapter starts with a broad state-of-the-art presentation comprising the latest ideas and methods in the field assessing and asserting synthesized levels of research, development and novelty through a critical thinking process. The authors of the eight presentations are partners in the E+ Programme for Strategic Partnerships Rehabilitation of the Built Environment in the Context of Smart City and Sustainable Development Concepts for Knowledge Transfer and Lifelong Learning (RE-BUILT).