HISTORIC MASONRY STRUCTURES 

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SOME OF OUR LECTURES

Basic Theory

  • The material ‘masonry’. Heyman’s principles of Limit Analysis.

  • Equilibrium of masonry. Lines of thrust. Arches. Cracking.

  • Limit analysis, safety. Buttresses.

  • Basic tools of analysis. Graphic Statics. Physical Models.

  • The Gothic Structure. Analysis of complete buildings.

  • Towers & Spires. Rose windows. Flat vaults.

  • Domes. Equilibrium, cracks and movements.

Advanced Problems

  • The Piecewise Rigid Displacement Method.

  • Computational discrete limit analysis (for unreinforced masonry).

  • Thrust Network Analysis and Rigid Block. Equilibrium: Theory and basic applications.

  • DEM modelling and PR: Theory and basic applications.

  • Seismic response of masonry structures.

  • Spiral stairs with the membrane and the kinematic approach.

Guest Lectures by leading experts in the field of structural analysis and engineering practice of historical constructions 

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COURSE CREDITS

We will provide certification that you participated in the course and completed all the class work and field experience with a total of 90 credit hours.

We can furnish your professor and university with any information they require about our course in order to approve it as an independent course, or any other form of accreditation that you are considering.

The number of lecture hours, field work and trips, and independent study is such to provide 90 credit hours. This would be a good addition to your resume if applying for further education or a job in restoration.

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