WIT Press


Monitoring Of Long-term Damage In Gothic Cathedrals

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030111

Volume

66

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

1208.73 kb

Author(s)

P. Roca, J.L. González, F. Aguerri & J.I. Aguerri

Abstract

Monitoring of long-term damage in Gothic Cathedrals P. ~oca', J. L. ~onzhlez", F. ~ ~ u e r r i ' & J . I. ~ ~ u e r r i ~ '~niversitaf Politkcnica de Catalunya, Spain * ~ p e r r i Avquitectos, Spain Abstract A discussion of the significant types of material and structural disorders related to long-term damage observed in Gohc structures is presented together with some considerations on possible investigations addressed to better characterise the phenomena involved. Such investigations should integrate numerical modelling, laboratory experiments and monitoring consistently. In particular, the possibility of monitoring deformations and structural lesions, during significant periods, is regarded as the more promising approach for improving knowledge and assessment of long-term damage and its influence on the overall stability of the building. 1 Introduction Because of their subtle structural design and large dimensions, Gothic Cathedrals are among the hstorical constructions that eventually ma

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