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Author Bruni, Stefania ♦ Maino, Giuseppe ♦ Marrocchino, Elena ♦ Vaccaro, Carmela ♦ Volpe, Lisa
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Applied and Technical Physics ♦ Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics ♦ Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity ♦ Condensed Matter Physics ♦ Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Abstract Structuralstabilityis a major item when considering very high masonry buildings made of stones, bricks, etc., that can start sudden structural failures and collapses, often without any obvious signs of warning. A famous example is the collapse of the belfry of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice --the implementation of it began in the ninth century-- which took place in July 1902 a few days after the appearanceof a fissure. This paper discusses the scientific investigation performed on the Torre Civica (Civic Tower) in Ravenna (North-East Italy), in order to characterize its constituent materials, namely bricks and mortar. All this information and relevant data merge in a multimedia database which will help to design appropriate conservation and restoration works, mainly concerning the reconstruction of the apical part of the tower, that was foreshortened ten years ago for safety reasons, starting from the original materials catalogued and preserved up to the present day.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-03-14
Publisher Place Berlin, Heidelberg
e-ISSN 21905444
Journal The European Physical Journal Plus
Volume Number 128
Issue Number 3
Page Count 20
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 20


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