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Repair Mortars For The Byzantine Masonries Restoration Interventions Providing Earthquake Protection

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ER030241

Volume

72

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

561.65 kb

Author(s)

A. Moropoulou, E. Aggelakopoulou, K. Athanasiadou, K. Xatziantoniou & S. Kollias

Abstract

Repair mortars for the Byzantine masonries restoration interventions providing earthquake protection A. ~ o r o ~ o u l o u ' , E. Aggelakopoulou', K. Athanasiadou', K. ~atziantoniou' & S. ~ o l l i a s ~ 'School of Chemical Engineering, Section of Materials Science and Engineering 2~chool of Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning & Engineering Division, National Technical University ofAthens, Greece Abstract The study of the behavior of Byzantine buildings that have presented excellent behavior under earthquakes, such as Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and the church of St. Michael in Kiev can become a valuable tool for the understanding of earthquake resistant construction techniques and materials. In this work, taking into account the historic Byzantine mortar nature and characteristics, several syntheses of repair mortars addressed to Byzantine masonries are produced and evaluated, aiming to consider the mechanical compatibility to historic ones and therefore to the monuments earthquake pro

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