WIT Press

Analysis Of Two Medieval Stone Masonry Bridges

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950311

Volume

16

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

2,003 kb

Author(s)

P. Roca, C. Molins, J.L. Gonzalez & A. Casals

Abstract

The studies performed upon two medieval bridges are presented with the conclusions obtained in regard to their actual stability and needs of repair. Special attention is given to the description of the methodology of analysis, which consisted of detailed structural analyses by numerical simulation combined with experimental measurements. The studies included the performance of a dynamic loading test in one of the bridges, also simulated numerically in order to allow a direct comparison between experimental and analytical results. 1 Introduction The studies carried out on two medieval bridges built during XI and XII centuries in the province of Barcelona, Spain, are presented. The two studies were based on detailed structural analyses combined with

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