WIT Press


Some Developments On The Lateral Strength Of Historical Reinforced Vaulted Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990341

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

905 kb

Author(s)

D. Abruzzese & G. Lanni

Abstract

Different systems of reinforcements can be arranged in order to improve the seismic strength of the historical masonry buildings. The most common one consists in the insertion into the original structure of suitable horizontal devices as steel ties passing trough the masonry walls at the floor levels with anchor plates at the heads. Aim of the paper is to perform a complete analysis of this kind of building when the floors are made up by masonry crossed vaults. The study, which is a development of a previous one, will be performed in the framework of the well known Heyman's limit analysis theory by using the unilateral no tension model for the masonry material. The resistant structure will be made up by walls and floors assembled tog

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