WIT Press

The Berlin "Neues Museum" - Structural Analysis, Stabilization And Structural Design For Restoration

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990731

Volume

42

Pages

12

Published

1999

Size

976 kb

Author(s)

J. Seller & G. Eisele

Abstract

Due to irregularities within the subsoil and the effects of war, the Neues Museum, which is part of the museum Island of Berlin, is heavily damaged. Fourty years of deterioration caused by exposure to the elements and settlements of the wooden foundation piles have contributed to the continuing decay of the museum. New foundation piles have been built in order to stop the settlements caused by the weak subsoil. The displacements which occurred while the foundation work was on-going were the subject of extensive surveying and testing. The focus of these surveys was to determine which mechanisms of movement were at play within the superstructure and to thereby create a basis for the design of the stabilization elements.

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