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A Method Of Strengthening Ancient Domes And Vaults, And Problems Of Their Stress–strain States In Seismic Regions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040591

Volume

76

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

890 kb

Author(s)

J. Bloch, A. Aronchik, A. Goldman, & M. Danieli (Danielashvili)

Abstract

Discussed in the present article is an original structure for strengthening ancient stone-built domes, whose seismic resistance is to be enhanced. The solution consists of a thin reinforced concrete shell provided with a support ring and placed above the dome. Connecting members project downwards from the shell and are introduced in the midst of the dome’s stone. The resulting reinforcement is achieved by creation of an interconnected stone-reinforced concrete structure. Stress concentrations in the connection areas are a specific problem of the interconnected structures. While said structures are subject to static loads and seismically originated forces, pr

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