Protection of Historical Buildings, Two Volume Set : PROHITECH 09 book cover
1st Edition

Protection of Historical Buildings, Two Volume Set

Edited By

Federico Mazzolani

ISBN 9780415558037
Published June 12, 2009 by CRC Press
1024 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a comprehensive review of recent developments in the field of the protection of relevant buildings belonging to the cultural heritage. at the first International Conference PROHITECH 09 (Rome, Italy, June 2009). Including the latest progress in theoretical and experimental research on the seismic protection of existing constructions, the book presents the following topics: Conservation of the Religious Heritage; Rehabilitation of Old Bridges; Old Timber Structures; Cultural Heritage in China, Korea and Japan; Modern Heritage; The use of FRP in Structural Restoration; Passive Control; Rehabilitation of Medinas; Monitoring and Diagnosis; Study Cases; Innovative Materials and Techniques; Numerical Analyses; Traditional Restoration Techniques; Intervention Strategies; Vulnerability to Man-Made Hazards; Vulnerability to Natural Hazards; Experimental Analyses; Reversible Mixed Techniques.

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Keynote lectures

The safeguard of the modern architecture: Legal provisions and operative procedure 
A. Artioli

Assessment of existing bridges: General aspects and safety principles 
J.-A. Calgaro

Non linear FEM and limit analysis of masonry structures in religious heritage constructions 
A. De Luca, R. Santaniello, A. Giordano & E. Mele

Strategies of preservation and prevention of historical medinas in Morocco 
A. Iben brahim, A. El Mouraouah, M. Kasmi, A. Birouk, A. El Hammoumi,  K. Gueraoui, M. Kerroum & E. Toto

Composites for seismic protection of cultural heritage 
G. Manfredi

Development and application of innovative anti-seismic systems for the seismic Protection of cultural heritage 
A. Martelli

Overview of rehabilitation and intervention strategies of existing building in Japan: The way how to combine creativity on use with the improvement of built environment 
S. Matsumura & T. Eguchi

The output of the PROHITECH research project 
F.M. Mazzolani

Behavior and rehabilitation of traditional timber structures 
M. Piazza

Special sessions

Conservation of the religious heritage

Effects of DSSI on Noto Cathedral behaviour: Evaluation by means of FEM analyses 
G. Abate, M.R. Massimino & M. Maugeri

FE simulation of masonry wall samples of Mustafa Pasha mosque by homogeneous continuum models: Analysis and calibration 
M. Annecchiarico, F. Portioli & R. Landolfo

Methodology for renovation and seismic strengthening of St. Clement’s church, St. Panteleymon – Plaoshnik – Ohrid 
R.P. Apostolska, G.S. Necevska-Cvetanovska &V.I. Sendova

Early christian cemetery complex Sopianae/Pécs Hungary 
B. Bachmann

St. Bartholomew’s bell tower 
B. Bachmann

Investigation, diagnosis and conservation design of the church of St. Lorenzo in Cremona, Italy 
L. Binda, G. Cardani, C. Gentile, L. Zanzi & E. Massetti

Rehabilitation of the religious heritage in seismic regions: Principle and practice 
M. Danieli & J. Bloch

Seismic analysis of the Fossanova gothic church by numerical models and comparison with experimental tests 
G. De Matteis, A. Eboli, F. Campitiello & F.M. Mazzolani

Analysis of rock weathering and conservation strategies for rock-hewn churches of Lalibela (Ethiopia) 
G. Delmonaco, C. Margottini & D. Spizzichino

Roofs of medieval churches in the Kingdom of Seville (Spain): Intervention procedures 
J.C. Gómez de Cózar & R. Benítez Bodes

Analytical and experimental investigations of Byzantine church 
G. Kokalanov, Lj. Tashkov, L. Krstevska & M. Aleksovska

Stability of the rock cliff at the site the rock church “Our Lady” near Ivanovo, Russe region 
A. Lakov & I. Paskaleva

Historical interventions on the Treasure of St. Gennaro’s Chapel in Naples, Italy: Numerical analyses and damage assessment 
G.P. Lignola & E. Cosenza

Design by testing of seismic restoration of Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Skopje 
F.M. Mazzolani, V.I. Sendova & P. Gavrilovic

Rehabilitation of old bridges

On the time variability of eigenfrequencies and viscous equivalent damping in historical masonry structures: A case study 
P. Croce, M. Mengozzi & M. Luise

An integrated approach for the vulnerability assessment of a historical metal railway bridge 
M. D’Aniello, L. Cascini, F. Portioli & R. Landolfo

The failure and rehabilitation of steel box girder bridges 
I. Firth

Load-bearing capacity of masonry arch bridges using a plastic model 
A. Grandjean & E. Brühwiler

Assessment of existing reinforced concrete bridges for effective rehabilitation 
M. Holicky & M. Sykora

Vertical component effect of earthquake in seismic performance of reinforced concrete bridge piers 
N. Hosseinzadeh

Protection of an old stone masonry arch bridge against railway impact 
K. Karbasi Arani & A.P. Zandi

Ambient vibration testing of old bridge in Mostar 
L. Krstevska, Lj. Tashkov & M. Kustura

Nonlinear response of composite steel plate girder bridges for seismic loads 
M. Lotfollahi, M.A.A. Sajedi & M. Mofid

Design for strengthening and repair of the bridges in Republic of Macedonia 
G. Markovski, S. Atanasovski, Z. Desovski, T. Arangelovski, O. Kolevski & D. Nakov

The use of structural aluminium in the restoration of the 1832 “Real Ferdinando” suspension bridge 
F.M. Mazzolani

Stone arch bridges and traditional repairing techniques in eastern Blacksea region of Turkey 
A. Ural & A. Doğangün

Interaction of the bridge infill layers with the bridge structure 
J. Witzany, T. Čejka & R. Zigler

Rehabilitation of old timber structures

The refurbishment of existing timber floors: Characterization of the in-plane behaviour 
C. Baldessari, M. Piazza & R. Tomasi

Portuguese traditional timber structures: Survey, analysis and strengthening 
J.M. Branco

Original and strengthened traditional timber connections 
J.M. Branco, P.J. Cruz & M. Piazza

Refurbishment of traditional timber floor with inclined screw connectors 
A. Crosatti, M. Piazza, R. Tomasi & A. Angeli

Effects of the rotational, axial and transversal stiffness of the joints on the static response of old timber framings 
T. Descamps & P. Lemlyn

Identification of the mechanical properties of ancient soft timber by means of non-destructive tests 
G. De Matteis, F. Campitiello, B. Calderoni & C. Giubileo

Mechanical identification by NDT of old chestnut structural timber 
B. Faggiano, M.R. Grippa, A. Marzo & F.M. Mazzolani

Restoration of timber roof structures – the use of traditional techniques or employment of contemporary techniques 
T.T. Ferreira & R.T.M. Ribeiro

Novel engineering techniques to improve the in-plane stiffness of wooden floors 
N. Gattesco & L. Macorini

Capacity in column-connecting beam joints of traditional wooden structure in Korea 
J.K. Hwang & S.-G. Hong

The application of low intrusion techniques and smart materials for strengthening of timber structures in reconstruction 
M. Jahreis, K.U. Schober & K. Rautenstrauch

Reinforcement of bent timber beams in historic buildings 
J. Jasieńko, T. Nowak & Ł. Bednarz

A study on seismic retrofitting method with siding board for existing timber buildings 
K. Kohara, A. Takahashi, M. Fukumoto, K. Komoto, A. Imanishi, S. Hagiwara & K. Miyazawa

Mechanical behavior of Taiwan traditional tenon and mortise wood joints 
M.-L. Lin, C.-L. Lin, S.-J. Hwang, W.-F. Liao, Z.-C. Lin, C.-W. Lee & M.-T. Tsai

Reinforce of wooden beam in the ancient building by using steel structural elements 
K.D.L. França, E.C. de Araújo & H.A. de Souza

Italian standardisation activity in the field of diagnosis and restoration of ancient timber structures 
N. Macchioni & M. Piazza

Push-out tests on steel collar connections for composite timber-concrete beams 
A. Marzo, M.R. Grippa, B. Faggiano & F.M. Mazzolani

Experimental vs numerical analysis of collar connectors for composite timber-concrete floors 
A. Marzo, B. Faggiano, L. Calado & F.M. Mazzolani

The diplomatic hall of the Royal Palace of Naples: Diagnosis, analysis and retrofitting of the timber structures 
F.M. Mazzolani, B. Faggiano, A. Marzo & M.R. Grippa

Experimental testing for the identification of mechanical characteristics of ancient timber elements 
M.R. Migliore & F. Ramundo

Mechanical models for the analysis of timber structures 
M.R. Migliore & F. Ramundo

End-of-life wood quality of a hydraulic structure 
N.E. Montaruli, J.W.G. van de Kuilen, W.F. Gard, E. Conti & R.G.J. Weersink

Traditional timber roof structures: Seismic vulnerability assessment and preservation 
M.A. Parisi, C. Chesi, C. Tardini & M. Piazza

Repair of timber end-beams: Some operational aspects 
B. Pizzo & M. Lauriola

Seismic behaviour of timber reinforced masonry buildings 
E. Vintzileou & A. Skoura

Strengthening of wooden floors by means of improved lime mortar slab 
A. Marini, C. Zanotti, S. Cominelli, A. Gasparotti & E. Giuriani

Protection of cultural heritage in China, Korea and Japan

Seismic rehabilitation of historical buildings in Japan 
K. Fujita,Y. Ikeda, N. Hirota, M. Tsunoda & R. Kumagai

Casualty estimation in the collapse of masonry structures due to earthquakes 
A. Furukawa & J. Kiyono

Structural stability for restoration of traditional masonry pagoda in Korea 
S.-G. Hong, N.K. Hong, B. Bae & J. Hwang

Feasibility study on the development and application of vibration control systems for heritage structures in Korea 
N.K. Hong, B. Bae, H.-M. Koh & S.-G. Hong

Earthquake disasters for Korean historical heritage and monuments and countermeasures 
S.G. Kim, H.D. Oh, D.M. Kim & J.W. Shin

Numerical study on vulnerability of masonry structures to earthquakes 
J. Kiyono & A. Furukawa

A study on the structural retrofitting design for Japanese traditional narrow dwelling houses 
K. Kohara, A. Takahashi & M. Fukumoto

Effects of age-related deterioration on earthquake response of traditional Japanese wooden temples 
Y. Ooka, K. Izuno & K. Toki

Damage analysis of masonry pagodas in Wenchuan earthquake 
C. Qing

A study on vibration performances of Japanese traditional timber buildings based on micro tremor measurements 
A. Takahashi, M. Fukumoto & K. Kohara

Reliability-based service life prediction of ancient timber structure 
X.L. Wang, W.L. Qu & H.L. Li

Damage assessment and preservation of suspending system of Yongle-Big-Bell 
S.Y. Zhang, Z.L. Xie &Y.S. Hong

Modern heritage

Corrosion assessment of structural and decorative reinforced concrete of Torre Velasca in Milan 
L. Bertolini, F. Lollini & E. Redaelli

The restoration of the Pirelli skyscraper 
V. Corvino, G. Multari & R. Sarno

Experimental and numerical investigation on the use of metal shear panels for seismic upgrading of RC frames 
G. De Matteis, A. Formisano & F.M. Mazzolani

Seismic response assessment of a real masonry-infilled RC building: Analytical modelling 
G. Della Corte, L. Fiorino & F.M. Mazzolani
Alterations and decay in twentieth-century architecture: A lexicon proposal 
C. di Biase & F. Albani

Performance-based seismic retrofitting of irregular RC building structures 
M. Ferraioli, A.M. Avossa & A. Mandara

Critical analysis of seismic vulnerability assessment methodologies for RC structures 
A. Formisano & F.M. Mazzolani

The airplane crashatthe “Pirelli” tall building 
A. Franchi, A. Migliacci, M. Acito & P. Crespi

Seismic up-grading of r.c. structures with innovative bracing systems 
A. Mandara, F. Ramundo & G. Spina

Adhesives in strengthening of steel structures 
H. Pasternak, G. Kubieniec & M. Piekarczyk

Open issues for the conservation of land-mark modern architecture: The case study of Torre Velasca 
P. Ronca, A. Franchi & A. Migliacci

Study on seismic upgrade of 5 storey reinforced concrete building by Tuned Mass Damper 
E. Tulei, D. Cretu & D. Lungu

The use of FRP in the structural restoration

Stressed state of a defected reinforced concrete beam strengthened with advanced CFRP system 
E. Abdulahad & D. Panichkov

Debonding of C-FRCM composite on masonry support 
I. Carbone & G. de Felice

Innovation on advanced composite materials for strengthening and blast protection of historical masonry structures 
P. Casadei & E. Agneloni

FRP technology applied to historical buildings: Static and seismic improvement – The case of Mozzi-Bardini Palace in Florence 
F. Facchinetti, A. Di Tommaso, G. Giacomin, M. Tataseo & M. Sartorel

Seismic performance of masonry structures strengthened with fiber composites 
M. Ferraioli, A.M. Avossa & P. Famigliuolo

Reconversion of a damaged industrial building using FRP 
M. Mosoarca &V. Gioncu

Numerical analysis and experimental comparison on CFRP reinforced masonry walls subjected to transverse loads 
L. La Mendola, G. Amato, V. Licata & M. Accardi

Numerical analysis of the large scale model of Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Skopje strengthened with FRP 
R. Landolfo, O. Mammana, F. Portioli & F.M. Mazzolani

The seismic protection of Umberto I Gallery in Naples with FRPs 
R. Landolfo, F. Portioli, M. Parrilli & M. D’Aniello

Proposed design rules for iron columns reinforced by FRP 
L .Ly, J.F. Demonceau, J.P. Jaspart & R. Landolfo

Structural health monitoring of GFRP reinforced beam at Veteran Affairs Brookside Cemetery 
E.R. Murison, D. Sidhu, A.A. Mufti & D. Stephenson

Management and economic analysis of an experimental study for strengthening and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete frame with CFRP 
F. Rangelova, E. Abdulahad & D. Panichkov

Composite reinforcements with inorganic matrices – Part I: Masonry walls with composite reinforcement in the mortar plasters 
A. Viskovic & F. Fumagalli

Composite reinforcements with inorganic matrices – Part II: Structural behaviour of walls top reinforced masonry with composite reinforcement in the mortar horizontal joints 
A. Viskovic, F. Fumagalli & A. Cingoli

Passive control systems for protection of historical buildings

Design of multi-stiffened pure aluminium shear panels for passive control devices 
G. Brando, G. De Matteis & F.M. Mazzolani

Fluid spring dampers for the seismic protection of the Cathedral of Siena 
M.G. Castellano, G. Tosti, G.P. Bolletti & M. Tosti

The proposed isolation system for the Iran Bastan Museum 
P. Clemente, A. Santini & M. Ghafory-Ashtiany

Design and placing of an innovative 3D-Isolation system under the Herculaneum Roman ship 
M. Indirli, C. Nunziata, F. Romanelli, F. Vaccari & G.F. Panza

An analytical hysteresis model to predict the small shear strain behavior of high-damping rubber isolation bearings 
M. Kikuchi, K. Morihiro & I.D. Aiken

Application of smart control systems for the seismic protection of existing buildings 
A. Mandara, F. Ramundo & G. Spina

Numerical simulation of the dynamic and earthquake behaviour of Greek post-Byzantine churches with and without base isolation 
G.C. Manos, V. Soulis, N. Karamitsios & O. Felekidou

The use of energy dissipation systems in the seismic upgrading of historical long-bay masonry buildings 
F.M. Mazzolani & A. Mandara

Structural concept on retrofitting by base isolation and analysis of the Iasi City Hall historical building in Romania 
M.G. Melkumyan & E.L. Gevorgyan

Behaviour of “DC90 System” damper in low cycle fatigue 
Z. Petrašković´

Recent developments in the protection of museum collections from earthquake damage at the J. Paul Getty Museum 
J.C. Podany

Semi-active structural control for protection of historical buildings 
S. Radeva

Experimental campaign on Shape Memory Alloys materials and devices in support of innovative system concepts and designs for the seismic protection of cultural heritage 
V. Renda, D. Tirelli, F. Molina & G. Magonette

Passive control systems for protection of cultural heritage objects 
P. Roussis & E.A. Pavlou

Retrofitting of Byzantine church using passive base control system 
V.I. Sendova, Z. Rakicevic, P. Gavrilovic & D. Jurukovski

A simple approach for the seismic retrofit of buildings with staggered friction dampers 
L. Tirca

THK: CLB Crossed Linear Bearing seismic isolators 
R. Toniolo

Rehabilitation of medinas

Damage assessment of the historical houses of the old Medina of Algiers 
M. Chemrouk, Z. Derradj & F. Bouzid

Seismic vulnerability analysis, simulations and modeling of a foundouq in the Medina of Salé 
A. El Hammoumi, K. Gueraoui, M. Cherraja, M. Kerroum, A. Iben Brahim, A. El Mouraouah, M. Kasmi, A. Birouk, E. Toto, M. Hafid & K. El Harrouni

Protection of historical buildings by re-discovering and re-evaluating local seismic cultures 
K. El Harrouni

Structural rehabilitation of the Foundouq Boualam masonry building, by strengthening the infrastructure 
V. Stoian, S.C. Florut, A. El Hammoumi & A. Iben Brahim


Monitoring and diagnosis

Dynamic investigations on medieval masonry towers: Vibration measurement and structural identification 
D. Abbruzzese, L. Miccoli, A. Vari, M. Ferraioli, A. Mandara & S. Froncillo

Hospital buildings analysis under ambient noise after the Boumerdes-Algiers 2003 earthquake 
Y. Ait Meziane, E. Djakab & D. Benouar

Integrated control in monitoring historic buildings: The case of wall structures of Palazzo Ducale in Venice 
D. Andreozzi, A. Barbieri, G. Boscato, A. Dei Svaldi, F. Guerra, A. Di Tommaso, L. Lazzarini, G. Mirabella-Roberti, F. Peron, G. Riva, S. Russo, L. Scappin, F. Sciarretta & B. Zan

Combined non-destructive techniques to assess the structural safety of a medieval tower 
L. Binda, P. Condoleo, A. Saisi, P. Taranto & L. Zanzi

Comparisons among non-destructive and micro-destructive testing in situ tests in historic masonry structures: First results and reliability 
G. Boscato, S. Russo, F. Sciarretta &V. Vanzo

The Lateran Obelisk: Experimental analysis and modelling 
G. Buffarini, P. Clemente, A. Paciello & D. Rinaldis

X-ray computed tomography for damage assessment of cultural heritage assets 
F. Casali, M.P. Morigi, R. Brancaccio, L. Montefusco, I. Jerjen, A. Flisch, U. Sennhauser, I. Liritzis & I. Tiseanu

Damage assessment: Geo-electrical techniques as a NDT for masonry 
R. Keersmaekers, D. Van Gemert & L. Schueremans

System for the ultra-short-term warning of an occurred earthquake 
K.V. Kislov & V. V. Gravirov

Damage assessment of Monte di Pietà in Naples, Italy: Preliminary analyses and detailed surveys 
G.P. Lignola, G. Manfredi, B. Faggiano, F.N. Giampietro & T.R. Gatto

Combined non-destructive tests method for the diagnosis of existing wooden structures 
M.R. Migliore & F. Ramundo

Assessment of timber biodeterioration using FT-IR spectroscopy 
N.E. Montaruli, J.W.G. van de Kuilen, W. F. Gard, E. Conti & R.G.J. Weersink

Non-destructive tests and numerical modeling of an industrial masonry chimney 
F.J. Pallares, S. Ivorra, M. Betti & J.M. Adam

Moisture transfer in building materials 
J. Skramlik & M. Novotny

The growth of the microbial strains on the redevelopment plasters 
M. Zapletalová & R. Wasserbauer
Study cases

Environmental impact assessment for the re-erection of the Roma Stela in the North Stelae Park of Aksum (Ethiopia) 
G. Delmonaco, C. Margottini, L. Orlando & D. Spizzichino
Exposure and vulnerability of cultural heritage affected by geomorphological hazard: The Machu Picchu case study 
G. Delmonaco, C. Margottini, D. Spizzichino & L. Falconi

Geomorphological and geotechnical analysis as primary measures for the conservation of Buddha niches and cliff in Bamyian (Central Afghanistan) 
G. Delmonaco, C. Margottini & D. Spizzichino

Refurbishment of historical buildings by using steel and aluminium: The case study of the municipal library of Limassol, Cyprus 
Ch.O. Efstathiades, C.C. Baniotopolous, E. Efthymiou & A. Charalampous

Structural intervention design for the façade of Monte di Pietà in Naples, Italy 
B. Faggiano, M. Esposto, G.P. Lignola, G. Manfredi & G. Castaldi

Conservation, revitalization, structural consolidation and seismic strengthening of the Great Hammam in Prishtina, Kosovo 
S. Gafuri, A. Beqiraj, M. Bardaj & P. Gavrilovic

Environmental effects on cultural heritage: Shahdara complex, Lahore 
S. Gulzar & M. Nawaz Chaudry

Dynamic investigations and strengthening on masonry bell tower 
S.S. Kouris & M. Karaveziroglou-Weber

The Zsolnay heritage 
O. Kovacs

Seismic retro-fitting of the Captain Palace in Mantova 
A. Lodigiani

Archeological area of “Fori Imperiali” in Rome: The museum of “Mercati Traianei” 
G. Matacena, A. Gravagnuolo, A.A. Osnato, F.M. Mazzolani & S.M. Mazzolani

Rehabilitation of the Medici’s Foundry in Follonica, Italy 
G. Matacena, A. Gravagnuolo & F.M. Mazzolani

The restoration of the north façade of the temple of Apollo Epikourios 
K. Papadopoulos

Retrofit of the “Saint Andrea” masonry bell tower in Venice 
G. Russo, O. Bergamo & L. Damiani

Restoration project of “Beit Hillel Synagogue” Izmir 
M. Tanac Zeren & O. Yilmaz  Karaman

Technical assessment and strengthening of an architectural and historical monument building in Romania – a case study 
1. Vlad & M.N. Vlad

Foundation reinforcement of historical Ala building 
K. ZandParsa

Volume 2

Innovative materials and techniques

Pure aluminium, as innovative material for seismic protection devices 
G. De Matteis, G. Brando & F.M. Mazzolani

Performance based seismic evaluation of a non-seismic masonry building of metal sheathed walls – Part I: PBSE and intervention strategy 
A. Dogariu & D. Dubina

Performance based seismic evaluation of a non-seismic masonry building of metal sheathed walls – Part II: Study case 
A. Dogariu & D. Dubina

Experimental assessment of the CAM and DIS-CAM systems for the seismic upgrading of monumental masonry buildings 
M. Dolce, F.C. Ponzo, M. Di Croce, C. Moroni, F. Giordano, D. Nigro & R. Marnetto

Material innovation for historic structure repairs 
S. Hamoush & S. Amer

Polymer flexible joints – An innovative repair system protecting cracked masonries against stress concentrations 
A. Kwiecien

Influence of control algorithm in smart systems for the seismic up-grading of existing buildings 
A. Mandara, F. Ramundo & G. Spina

Performance levels under seismic actions of masonry structures retrofitted with steel elements 
A. Mandara, F. Ramundo & G. Spina

Designing the guidelines for the usage of “smart materials” on the conservation of historical buildings 
V. Nushi, Sh. Nixha & Gj. Hoxha

Hybrid intelligent system for optimal design of HPC mix proportion 
R. Parichatprecha, P. Nimityongskul, S. Sayamipuk & V. Greepala

Innovative technologies for the seismic protection of cultural heritage in Cyprus 
P. Roussis, E.A. Pavlou & C.Z. Chrysostomou

Effectiveness of surface or bulk hydrophobic treatments in cementitious materials 
F. Tittarelli & G. Moriconi

Historic buildings speak to our past through the art and ingenuity of our ancestors 
M. Uddin, A. Mufti, D. Polyzois, N. Shrive, L. Jaeger, D. Stephenson, D. Duchesne & J. Paquette

Innovative technologies for strengthening of an irregular R.C. building 
I. Vayas & M. Papageorgiou

Nonlinear FE analysis of fiber reinforced concrete floor diaphragms undergoing horizontal seismic actions 
C. Zanotti, A. Marini & G.A. Plizzari

Numerical analysis

Limit analysis of masonry domes subjected to horizontal loads 
C. Anselmi, E. De Rosa, F. Galizia & D. Maniello

Limit analysis for masonry walls discretized in staggered rigid macro-blocks subjected to out-of-plane loading 
C. Anselmi, E. De Rosa & F. Galizia

Numerical analyses of masonry-RC combined systems 
N. Augenti & F. Parisi

The acoustic model of the Greek theatre
B. Beckers & N. Borgia

Horizontal capacity of masonry portal frames under different loading conditions 
G. Brandonisio, A. De Luca & E. Mele

Numerical investigation of the seismic response of Parthenon, Greece 
M.E. Dasiou, I.N. Pshycharis & I. Vayas

Experimentally based calibration of a FE Model for numerical analysis of masonry shear panels strengthened by metal sheathing
A. Dogariu, D. Dubina, F. Campitiello & G. De Matteis

Calibration of a numerical model for masonry with application to experimental results 
E. Dumova-Jovanoska & S. Churilov

Comparative assessment of analysis methods for irregular masonry walls 
A. Formisano & F.M. Mazzolani

Ultimate limit state of masonry historical buildings using collapse mechanism methodology: Application for Orthodox churches 
V. Gioncu & M. Mosoarca

On finite element modeling of structures under infrequent loadings
L. Kwasniewski

Numerical vs. experimental analyses of Mustafa Pasha Mosque model 
L. Lazarov & K. Todorov

Numerical F.E.M. refined analyses of the façade of Monte di Pietà in Naples, Italy: Analysis of the damage evolution 
G.P. Lignola, G. Manfredi & B. Faggiano

Out of plane behaviour of unreinforced masonry walls 
M. Monaco & M. Guadagnuolo

Parametric studies using tools for the analysis of the stability of masonry structures 
A. Oikonomopolou, T. Ciblac & F. Guéna

Strengthening of masonry using metal reinforcement: A parametric numerical investigation 
M.E. Stavroulaki, G. Bartoli, M. Betti & G.E. Stavrolakis

Seismic response of traditional masonry buildings: Parametric study and evaluation 
S.P. Tastani, M. Papadopoulos & S.J. Pantazopoulou

Fracture analysis of retrofitted monuments out of no proper stress distribution at earthquake time 
H.R. Vosoughifar & V. Davari

Traditional restoration techniques

Dynamic investigations on medieval masonry towers: Seismic resistance and strengthening techniques 
D. Abbruzzese, L. Miccoli, A. Vari, M. Ferraioli, A. Mandara & S. Froncillo

Complete substitution of external walls for traditional restoration of an historic masonry building 
G. Brandonisio, A. De Luca, A. De Martino & G. Mautone

Restoration of an historic kulliye in Turkey: Traditional techniques, steel interventions and sustainability approach 
Ö.N. Cöcen & E. Efthymiou

Experimental analysis of riveted connection in historic metalic structures 
M. D’Aniello, L. Fiorino, F. Portioli & R. Landolfo

“Gadhi Soil” in Maharashtra – traditional practices and future use of compacted Gadhi Soil blocks in rural housing 
V.G. Kondekar, O.R. Jaiswal & L.M. Gupta

Deterioration and repair possibilities of natural stone facades 
J. Lahdensivu

Natural pozzolanic mortars: Ancient indication for modern working capacity
E. Sala, I. Giustina & G.A. Plizzari

Intervention strategies

The role of the in-plane stiffness of timber floors in the seismic response of un-reinforced masonry buildings 
A. Brignola, S. Podestà & S. Pampanin

Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of a historical theatre based on a macro-element strategy 
C. Cennamo, B. Chiaia, S. D’Angelo & D. Ferretti

Verification of numerical models used for the analysis of ancient temples 
M.E. Dasiou, I.N. Psycharis & I. Vayas

Economic assessment of different shear strengthening methods for clay brick masonry walls 
D.Diaconu, T. Nagy-György, V. Stoian, D. Dan, S.C. Florut, C.A. Dăescu & I. Demeter

Structural consolidation and seismic strengthening of Fatih (Prishtina) and Sinan Pasha (Prizren) Mosques – Kosovo 
P. Gavrilovic, G. Jekic, B. Ceko & M. Ackay

Strengthening of building by modification of structural system 
M. Mosoarca &V. Gioncu

Potential of anhydrite application in restoration of the civil engineering heritage of Serbia 
D.S. Kostić & Z. Grdić´

The effectiveness of strengthening historic brick vaults by contemporary methods 
J. Jasieńko, Ł. Bednarz & T. Nowak

Assessing the rocking response of unreinforced masonry frames in historical New Zealand structures 
C.L. Knox, Q.T. Ma & J.M. Ingham

Seismic protection & protection against demolition of Bucharest heritage buildings 
D. Lungu, A. Aldea & C. Arion

Refurbishment of Palazzo Novo of the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome 
A. Marimpietri, M. Mezzi & A. Parducci

The rehabilitation of the Postignano Castle (Sellano, Italy): Medieval Hilltown, country houses and training center 
G. Matacena, M. Scaramella, A. Gravagnuolo, M. Rispoli, F.M. Mazzolani & S.M. Mazzolani

Strengthing of a historical apartment building by the insertion of steel seismic-resistant cores 
M. Mosoarca, V. Gioncu & M. Niculescu

Socio-cultural challenges of preserving historical heritage in Africa: Lessons from the King’s palace, Akure 
T.O. Odeyale

From the idea of invention through its testing to final realization all over four continents 
Z. Petrašković

Strengthening of masonry and earthen structures by means of grouting – design of grouts 
R.A. Silva, D.V. Oliveira & L. Schueremans

The pull-out problem in restoring marble fragments 
I. Vayas, A. Marinelli, S.K. Kourkoulis & S.-A. Papanicolopulos

Structural evaluation and maintenance programs of historical buildings used as museums in Toluca city 
R. Vera, G.A. Segura & S.A. Miranda

Structural restoration of damaged XVIII century building: The military barracks ‘Caserma Principe Amedeo’ in Nola, Italy 
S. Voto, G. Manfredi, G.P. Lignola & M. Acanfora

Vulnerability to man-made hazards

A brief review on building fire safety in the Qing Dynasty 
W.K. Chow & F.Y. Liu
Computational fluid dynamic analysis of water mist system performance for fire safety of a nineteenth century cast-iron structured building 
J. de la Quintana

Improvement of fire resistance of cast-iron columns 
M. Degefa, F. Wald, J. Kolísko & M. Matějka

Protection of historic urban structures during adjacent construction 
E. Hammarberg, K. Kesner & D. Trelstad

Protection of historical buildings from rail traffic vibrations 
S. Lakusic, V. Tkalcevic Lakusic & M. Bogut

About man-made hazards for cultural monuments in Sofia region (Bulgaria) 
M. Matova & R. Glavcheva

Drilling-induced vibrations in rock church “Our Lady” – Ivanovo, Russe, NE Bulgaria 
I. Paskaleva, A. Lakov, N. Nikolaev &V. Parushev

Residual strength of traditional brick masonry subjected to high temperatures 
S. Russo & F. Sciarretta

Reconstruction and seismic strengthening of St. Athanasius church damaged by explosion 
V.I. Sendova, P. Gavrilovic, B. Stojanoski & G. Jekic

Vulnerability to natural hazards

Assessment of the structural capacity of the tunnel-entrance in the stadium of Ancient Nemea 
C.D. Alexakis & N. Makris

Earthquake hazard and risk in Romania 
C. Arion, D. Lungu & R. Vacareanu

Seismic vulnerability assessment of historical masonry buildings 
B. Calderoni, E.A. Cordasco, P. Lenza & G. Pacella

Expert system for seismic vulnerability assessment of masonry structures 
S. Churilov

Low-impact interventions for the preservation of cultural heritage: The dying town of Civita di Bagnoregio (Central Italy) and the killer landslide 
G. Delmonaco, C. Margottini & D. Spizzichino

Cultural heritage buildings and earthquakes in Switzerland 
M. Devaux & P. Lestuzzi

Performance evaluation of historical masonry monumental structures during the 1999 Turkey earthquakes 
A. Doğangün, H. Sezen & R. Livaoğlu

Performance based seismic evaluation of multistory buildings with openings in infill walls 
S.S. Dyavanal & S.A. Annigeri

Model of urban composition: Integration of area refuge against the seismic risk 
B. El Kechebour & A. Nechnech

Vulnerability of a historical masonry building in the Vesuvius area 
G. Florio, R. Landolfo, A. Formisano & F.M. Mazzolani

Seismic fragility analysis of a reinforced concrete building under different natural ground motions 
E.M. Güneyisi & G. Altay

Hazard & heritage: The “MAR VASTO” project and further cooperation between Chile and Italy 
M. Indirli & S. Apablaza Minchel

Seismic risk of existing buildings: A multidisciplinary method 
N.B. Makhoul & B. Munier

Seismic vulnerability of earth buildings in seismic areas. A case study in Bucaramanga city (Colombia) 
E.Maldonado Rondón & G. Chio Cho

Analysis of the church transverse-arch rocking induced by the earthquake 
A. Marini, M. Preti, G. Profeta & E. Giuriani

Seismological hazards to cultural monuments in Bulgaria 
M. Matova & R. Glavcheva

Vulnerability evaluation of RC structures in the Vesuvian area 
F.M. Mazzolani, B. Faggiano, A. Formisano & D. De Gregorio

The catastrophic scenario in explosive volcanic eruptions in urban areas 
F.M. Mazzolani, B. Faggiano & D. De Gregorio

Scenario based assessment of seismic hazard: A must for the effective protection of historical buildings 
G.F. Panza & F. Romanelli

Vulnerability and preservation of historical and monumental structures 
H. Sezen & A. Doğangün

Vulnerability analysis of two centennial buildings that survived undamaged the two large Valparaiso earthquakes of 1906 and 1985 
T. Sturm, M. Astroza & G.R. Saragoni

Strong ground motion prediction of future large earthquake to preserve historic building, Bazar, in Tabriz, Islamic Republic of Iran 
M. Tsurugi, A. Fallahi & M. Miyajima

Neo-deterministic seismic hazard scenarios: Application to the engineering analysis of historical buildings 
F. Vaccari, A. Peresan, E. Zuccolo, F. Romanelli, G.F. Panza, C. Marson &V. Fiorotto

Experimental analyses

Investigation of the shear bond properties between hydraulic grouts and masonry units 
C.-E. Adami & E. Vintzileou

Minimum requirements to test properties of equivalent materials for building large-scale model 
T. Arangelovski, K. Gramatikov, J. Josifovski & M. Jovanovski

Mechanical characterization of tuff masonry 
N. Augenti & F. Parisi

Testing of timber frames retroffitted with steel shear panels 
A. Bozer & G. Altay

Structural behaviour of masonry spandrels: Experimental evaluation and reinforcing 
B. Calderoni, E.A. Cordasco, P. Lenza & G. Pacella

Dynamic assessment of ancient masonry vaults: Experimental tests and numerical modelling 
C. Conte, C. Rainieri, M.A. Aiello & G. Fabbrocino

Mechanical and fluid transfer properties of some lime and Portland cement mortars 
K. Cosgrove & S. Pavía

Compressive, flexural and bond strength of brick/lime mortar masonry 
A. Costigan & S. Pavía

Experimental investigation of the seismic response of parts of ancient temples 
M.E. Dasiou, H.P. Mouzakis, I.N. Psycharis, C. Papantonopoulos & I. Vayas
Seismic response assessment of a real masonry-infilled RC building: Experimental tests 
G. Della Corte, L. Fiorino & F.M. Mazzolani

Analysis of “Gadhi Soil” using XRD and electrical characterization 
V.G. Kondekar, P.R. Gandhi & K.V. Kondekar

Shaking table test of Mustafa Pasha Mosque model in reduced scale 
L. Krstevska, Lj. Tashkov, K. Gramatikov, F.M. Mazzolani & R. Landolfo

Experimental and numerical investigation of the sliding response for drums located at columns of ancient greek temples 
G.C. Manos, M. Demosthenous, E. Tsakmakides &V. Kourtides

Ultimate behaviour of reinforced concrete columns strengthened with angles and battens: Prediction of moment-rotation curves 
R. Montuori & V. Piluso

Experimental assessment on shear strengthening of clay brick masonry walls using different techniques 
T. Nagy-György, V. Stoian, D. Dan, C. Dăescu, I. Demeter, D. Diaconu & A. Dogariu

Analysis of architrave connection 
L. Pavlovčič, F. Sinur & D. Beg

Material investigation of Unito limestone 
L. Pavlovčič & D. Beg

Experimental analysis of DC90 energy absorber device 
P. Skuber & D. Beg

Experimental determination of E and G values for stone masonry walls 
M.M. Sorour, N.G. Shrive, G.A. Parsekian, D. Duchesne, J. Paquette, A. Mufti & L. Jaeger

Shake-table test of a model of Fossanova church in reduced scale 
Lj. Tashkov, L. Krstevska, G. De Matteis, K. Gramatikov & F.M. Mazzolani

Shake-table test of the model of St. Nicholas church in reduced scale 1/3.5 
Lj. Tashkov, L. Krstevska, K. Gramatikov & F.M. Mazzolani

Investigating the fracture behavior of Dionysos marble: An experimental study 
I. Vayas, A. Marinelli, S.K. Kourkoulis & S.-A. Papanicolopulos

Experimental comparison between the jointed jacket and fibercomposite improvement of the poor stones masonry 
P. Ventura & S. Salvini

Material element tests as the first step of seismic retrofit ofTabriz Bazaar in Iran 
K.Yamaguchi, A. Sadeghi, A. Fallahi & M. Miyajima

Investigation into nanoclay enhanced coatings for brick moisture reduction and salt formation prevention 
Z.Y. Zhang, M. Jin, S.C. See, M.O.W. Richardson, E. Rirsch, D. Lambert & H. Lambert

Reversible mixed techniques

Strategies against solifluxion damage in historical buildings 
M. Candela & R. Fonti

Combining numerical methods with experimental data toward the structural rehabilitation assessment of ancient masonry landmarks 
S. Casciati & R. Al-Saleh

 Seismic protection of reinforced concrete buildings by means of “all-steel” buckling-restrained braces 
M. D’Aniello, G. Della Corte & F.M. Mazzolani

Performance based evaluation of a RC frame strengthened with BRB steel braces 
D. Dubina, S. Bordea & A. Stratan

New strengthening approach of Mustafa Pasha Mosque to seismic loads 
L. Lazarov & K. Todorov

Aesthetic research and “mixed” techniques in the eighteenth-century restoration work of Mario Gioffredo 
V. Russo

Experimental and numerical analysis of a XIX–century tuff masonry bridge 
M. D’Aniello, G. Della Corte & F.M. Mazzolani

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