WIT Press

Stress Measurements On Historical Buildings By The Hole Drilling Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950291

Volume

16

Pages

6

Published

1995

Size

383 kb

Author(s)

A. Zulueta, J. Barrallo & S. Sanchez Beitia

Abstract

The Hole Drilling Method is widely used in Industry and the Research Centres for obtaining Residual Stresses and Stresses for all kinds of components. Principal Stresses and their directions in any accesible point of measurement can be obtained. This paper is about the applicability of this technique to the Constructions of the Historical Heritage, with the purpose of obtaining the stresses supporting its structural elements. Two cases in which the method has been used in Spain are hereby introduced: The Santa Maria Cathedral in the city of Vitoria -thirteenth and fourteenth century Gothic style- and the "Botines Building" in the city of Leon by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. In both cases the harm produced when using this method is easily repaired, which allows us to affirm tha

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