2014, VIII, 348 p. 224 illus., 147 illus. in color.
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Describes the different construction systems and structural materials and elements within the main buildings typologies
Analyzes the particularities of each of building type
Includes general aspects of laboratory and in-situ testing, numerical modeling, vulnerability assessment and construction maintenance
The present book describes the different construction systems and structural materials and solutions within the main old buildings typologies, and it analyses the particularities of each of them, including mechanical properties, structural behaviour, typical damage patterns and collapse mechanisms. Common or pioneering intervention measures to repair and/or strengthen some of these structural elements are also reviewed.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Adobe buildings - Brick masonry - Construction systems - Natural stone buildings - Pombalino construction - Tabique buildings - Taipa buildings - construction maintenance - vulnerability assessment