Structural Rehabilitation of Old Buildings [electronic resource] / edited by Aníbal Costa, João Miranda Guedes, Humberto Varum.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Building Pathology and Rehabilitation: 2Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2014Description: VIII, 348 p. 224 illus., 147 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642396861Subject(s): Engineering | Mechanical engineering | Building construction | Materials | Engineering | Building Repair and Maintenance | Structural Materials | Structural MechanicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 690.24 LOC classification: TH3301-3411Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction and Rehabilitation: Aims & Scopes -- Construction Systems -- Building Materials and Components -- Laboratorial and In-field Tests -- Modeling -- Vulnerability Assessment -- 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.