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Monitoring A Masonry Building Of The 18th Century By The Acoustic Emission Technique

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010321

Volume

55

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

1,190 kb

Author(s)

A. Carpinteri & G. Lacidogna

Abstract

tfl Monitoring a masonry building of the 18 century by the acoustic emission technique A. Carpinteri & G. Lacidogna Department of Structural Engineering and Geotechnics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy Abstract The acoustic emission (AE) of the materials that are subject to stress and strain states is a methodology for non-destructive investigation, originally applied in industrial steel structures. It is herein proposed by the authors for identifying the damage in masonry buildings. By using this experimental method, it has been possible to monitor the masonry structure of an historical building, "Casa Capello", located in the centre of the Rivoli Municipality (near Torino, Italy). This house, built on a pre-existing foundation of the 14* century, got its present aspect at the end of the 18* century, and has recently been the object of restoration and functional extension works. The non-destructive testing of aco

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