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The Dynamic And Earthquake Performance Of Models Of Ancient Columns And Colonnades With And Without The Insertion Of Wires With Energy Dissipation Characteristics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990471

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,081 kb

Author(s)

G.C. Manos, M. Demosthenous & A. Hatzigeorgiou

Abstract

Ancient Greek and Roman structures composed of large heavy members that simply lie on top of each other in a perfect-fit construction without the use of connecting mortar, are distinctly different from relatively flexible contemporary structures. The colonnade (including free-standing monolithic columns or columns with drums) is the typical structural form of ancient Greek or Roman temples. The columns are connected at the top with the epistyle (entablature), also composed of monolithic orthogonal blocks, spanning the distance between two columns. The seismic response mechanisms that develop o

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