WIT Press


Assessment Of The Loadbearing Capacity Of Historic Masonry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990111

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,052 kb

Author(s)

A. Sabha & C. Neuwald-Burg

Abstract

Historic masonry differs from modern masonry by construction and material. The assessment of its loadbearing capacity therefore needs a particular approach. Tech- nical guidelines are neither available nor desirable, because each monument re- quires an individual solution. The focus of this paper is to show a sensitive proce- dure to analyse strength and loadbearing behaviour of existing masonry, which may be applied in most cases. Special attention is paid to a suitable safety concept for existing structures. Possible ways to assess masonry strength under concentric and eccentric compression are demonstrated. The loadbearing behaviour of differ- ent types of masonry, single and mu

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