WIT Press


Mechanics Of Traditional Connections With Metal Devices In Timber Roof Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010401

Volume

55

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,234 kb

Author(s)

L. Candelpergher & M. Piazza

Abstract

The preservation of ancient buildings (also if not monumental structures) has evolved, during recent years, from a mainly cultural issue into an economic opportunity and instrument of correct administration of the real estate. In this field the presence of wooden structures is significant. Structural timber, however, is affected by several problems related to the material itself, the structural elements and the connections. The arising of these difficulties often leads, in restoration design, to drastic solutions, such as the complete substitution of elements or whole sub-structures or, even worse, the use of elements made of other materials. Results, then, have been shown to be questionable not only from the aesthetic point of view but also from the strictly structural one. Justifica

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