WIT Press

Structural Repair Of S. Isidore Church (Seville)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950282

Volume

17

Pages

12

Published

1995

Size

741 kb

Author(s)

F. Medina, T. Arrieta & J. Arrieta

Abstract

Structural repair of S. Isidore church (Seville) F. Medina, T. Arrieta, J. Arrieta Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla, Av. Reina Mercedes, s/n, 41012 - Sevilla, Spain ABSTRACT The church of San Isidore in Seville (Spain), is a masonry structure dating from the 14th century. The works described in this paper were ordered after the collapse of part of the coffered ceiling in June 1983. The first investigation revealed that differential foundation settlements and horizontal earthquake loads had taken the structure to a situation of deterioration which could have led to its ruin in a short period of time. INTRODUCTION The church of San Isidore in Seville is a masonry construction built during the 14th century. It is located in a historical area of the city and had for centuries an influent and rich neighborhood. As a consequence it contains valuable paintings, frescos, iron works and all sorts of liturgical furnishings accumulated during the

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