Structural Restoration of Masonry Monuments: Arches, Domes and Walls

1st Edition

George G. Penelis, Gregory G. Penelis

CRC Press
Published February 14, 2020
Reference - 350 Pages
ISBN 9780367109479 - CAT# K406868

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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.


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