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Application Of Vibroacoustical Methods For Testing And Condition Monitoring Of Historical Buildings In St.-Petersburg

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010351

Volume

55

Pages

7

Published

2001

Size

997 kb

Author(s)

A. lonov, A. Pyshin & V. Chizov

Abstract

An experience of vibroacoustical methods application for testing and monitoring of historical buildings in St.-Petersburg is described. Researches in the Smolny Cathedral and Rumyantsev's Palace founded in the XVIII century are considered. The results of vibration measurements and analysis of Rumyantsev's Palace and an adjacent embankment are presented. It is shown that the obtained spectral and statistical vibration characteristics provide the possibility to estimate the building damage rate and the vibration load induced by the embankment traffic. In the case of the Smolny Cathedral it is shown that numerous reconstructions of internal decorations have essentially changed acoustical properties of its main hall. The results of the Smolny Cathedral reverbera

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