WIT Press


Pomposa Abbey: FEM Simulation Of Some Structural Damages And Restoration Proposals

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990141

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,650 kb

Author(s)

E. Cosmi, G. Guerzoni, C. Di Francesco & C. Alessandri

Abstract

A static analysis of the Pomposa Abbey is proposed with the aim of verifying the effects of the tower self weight on the present deformed configuration of the church and the structural efficiency of the internal buttresses, added as reinforcements to the whole construction. In this paper the Authors present a kind of reinforcement to be considered as alternative to the existing ones; the proposal is supported by a numerical simulation carried out on a 3-D model of the Abbey, discretised and analised with FEM techniques. The structural solution is statically reliable and it allows to recover the unity of the internal space and to preserv

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