WIT Press

3D Visualisation Techniques As Auxiliary Tools In The Structural Analysis Of An Ancient Building

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950061

Volume

16

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,472 kb

Author(s)

C. Alessandri, G.F. annelid & M. Gaiani

Abstract

3D visualisation techniques as auxiliary tools in the structural analysis of an ancient building C. Alessandri% G. F annelid, M. Gaiani* "Faculty of Architecture, University ofFerrara, Via Quartieri 8, 44100 Ferrara, Italy *LG.M. Istituto Geografico Militare Italiano, Via C. Battisti 10, 1 Introduction The recent developments in automatic surveys and computerised graphics allow us to deal with some of the structural problems of ancient buildings far more accurately and with a greater wealth of details. Foundation subsidence, out of plan columns and vertical walls as well as surface irregularities can be better analysed and interpreted from a structural point of view if studied by 3-D visualisation techniques whose greater correspondence to the real object eliminates any possible simplification or rough estimation. In the present work advanced techniques for topographical survey and 3-D visualisation techniques have been used in order to create a 3-D model of the church of St. Salvator

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