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An 'insula' In The Third Court Of Palazzo Vecchio In Florence: Identification Of Medieval Pre-existing Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950081

Volume

16

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

726 kb

Author(s)

M. Pecchioli, A. Corrado & L. Bardi

Abstract

The reinforcement of a monumental organism is unique only if the evolutionary process of the building unit is known, the history and its rearrangements will show the effective static functioning as well as the inadequacy of certain structural modifications. The research starts by investigating the crack pattern observed on the back of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, and particularly the damage found on a pillar of the %ade in Via della Ninna. The crack seems to involve the part facing Via dei Leoni and some internal bearing walls. The study is an inspection to best comprehend the structural functioning and analyze which stresses to use in a model, whether numerical or experimental photoelastic. The a

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