WIT Press


Experimental Research On The Creep Behaviour Of Historic Masonry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030121

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

519.50 kb

Author(s)

A. Anzani & G. Mirabella Roberti

Abstract

Experimental research on the creep behaviour of historic masonry A. ~nzani' & G. Mirabella ~ o b e r t i ~ I D.I.S., Politecnico di Milano, Italy 2 DSA, IUA V- Venice Architecture UniversityJtaly Abstract After the collapse of the tower of Pavia, like often happens after a catastrophic event, a new attention was paid to the variable time within the study of the mechanical behaviour of ancient masonry, and experimental and numerical researches were systematically carried out to deepen its knowledge. In the paper, a state of the art of the results obtained by different testing procedures on specimens coming from different historic towers is presented. The difficulties of carrying out real creep test and the suitability of simpler experimental procedures will be discussed and pointed out. 1 Introduction The unexpected failure of some monumental buildings that took place over the last fifteen years (Civic Tower of Pavia, Italy; Bell-tower of St. Magdalena at Goch, Germany; Cathedral of Noto, Ital

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