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Investigations Into The Structural Design Of The Sandstone Surface Layer For The Dome Reconstruction Of The Dresden Frauenkirche

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990811

Volume

42

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

1,288 kb

Author(s)

T. Burkert, W. Jager & B. Weller

Abstract

Numerous theoretical as well as experimental investigations are inevitable to guarantee the durability of the stone surface of the sandstone dome of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). This paper describes a first series of experimental tests of various joint designs with the appropriate joint materials being used. The investigation concentrates on a two-stone solid that is subjected to freeze-thaw-cycling stresses. This report informs about specimen geometry, weathering programmes, applied measurement devices and techniques, forms of joint failure and the test evaluation. Finally an overview of further investigations i

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