WIT Press


Reliability Assessment Of Heritage Architecture

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR130081

Volume

131

Pages

12

Page Range

87 - 98

Published

2013

Size

159 kb

Author(s)

M. Holicky & M. Sykora

Abstract

Reliability assessment of heritage structures is in many aspects different from structural design. The effects of the construction process and subsequent life of the architecture, during which it may have undergone alteration, deterioration or misuse must be taken into account. That is why the assessment of heritage architecture often requires application of sophisticated methods, as a rule beyond the scope of design codes. The two main principles for the assessment may be summarized as follows: (1) Available scientific knowledge and experience including currently valid codes should be applied; (2) Actual characteristics of structural materials, actions, geometric data and structural behaviour should be considered. The most important step of the whole assessment may be evaluation of inspection data. Keywords: structures, assessment, heritage architecture, reliability.

Keywords

Keywords: structures, assessment, heritage architecture, reliability.