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Presents the experience and the scientific work in progress of scientists from different disciplines.

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PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
Date of Publication23/10/2006
GenreCivil Engineering & Environmental Engineering

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Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
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Weight920 g
Width156 mm
Height234 mm
Spine33 mm

Edited byStavros K. Kourkoulis

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Table Of ContentsContributing Authors; Editor's Preface; Foreword; Part I: Mechanical and Structural Aspects; Chapter 1: Fracture; 1.1 Subcritical Cracking: A Cause of Rock Panel Failure in Buildings , by Chau K.T., Wong R.H.C., Wong T.-f.; 1.2 Studies on Sub-Critical Crack Growth in Facade Rock Panel Using Four-Point Bending, by Kwok K.W., Wong R.H.C., Chau K.T., Wong T.f.; 1.3 Notched Marble Specimens Under Direct Tension: The Influence of the shape of the notch , by Agioutantis Z., Kourkoulis S.K., Kontos G.; Chapter 2: Mechanical behaviour and properties; 2.1 Modelling Weathering Effects on the Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Building Stones , by Nova R.; 2.2 Mechanical Properties and Damage Diagnosis of Natural Building Stones , by Papamichos E., Papanicolopulos S.-A., Larsen I.; 2.3 The Mechanical Behaviour of Composite Specimens Made of Two Different Stones, by Ninis N.L., Kourkoulis S.K.; 2.4 Mechanical Characteristics of Roman 'Opus Caementicium' , by Giavarini C., Samuelli Ferretti A., Santarelli M.L.; Chapter 3: Masonry; 3.1 Continuum Modelling of Masonry Structures Under Static and Dynamic Loading , by Stefanou I., Sulem J., Vardoulakis I.; 3.2 Mechanical Behaviour of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Different Improvement Techniques, by Valluzzi M.R., Modena C.; 3.3 Stress Failure Analysis of Masonry Structures Under Earthquake Loading, by Syrmakezis C.A., Asteris P.G., Antonopoulos A.K., Mavrouli O.A.; 3.4 Compatibility of Materials Used for Repair of Masonry Buildings: Research and Applications , by Binda L., Saisi A., Tedeschi C.; Chapter 4: Conservation approaches - Applications - Case Studies; 4.1 The Difficult Choice of Materials for the Reconstruction of the Cathedral of Noto , by Binda L., Cardani G., Tiraboschi C.; 4.2 Technological and conservation aspects versus urban appearance in a stone-built environment: An evaluation approach , by Lobovikov-Katz A.; 4.3 Structural Stability of Historic Underground Openings in Rock , by Hatzor H. Y.,Tsesarsky M., Eimermacher R.C.; 4.4 Seismic Response of Classical Monuments With Fractured Structural Elements, by Psycharis I.N.; 4.5 Spanning Intervals: Towards Understanding the Ancient Greek Optimization Procedure for the Design of Horizontal Beams, by Papantonopoulos C.; 4.6 Joining Fragmented Marble Architraves Using Titanium Bars: A Numerical Analysis, by Kourkoulis S.K., Ganniari-Papageorgiou E., Mentzini M.; Part II: Physico-chemical and environmental aspects; Chapter 5: Weathering; 5.1 Susceptibility of Building Stones to Environmental Loads: Evaluation, Performance, Repair Strategies , by Moropoulou A., Labropoulos K., Konstanti A., Roumpopoulos K., Bakolas A.Michailidis P.; 5.2 Controlling Stress from Salt Crystallization , by Houck J., Scherer G. W.; 5.3 Weathering of Building Stone: Approaches to Assessment, Prediction and Modelling, by Warke P.A., McKinley J., Smith B.J.; 5.4 Natural and Accelerated Weathering of Two Coloured Sicilian Building Stones, by Rizzo G., Ercoli L., Megna B.; Chapter 6: Freeze-thaw; 6.1 On-Site and Laboratory Studies of Strength Loss in Marble on Building Exteriors, by Logan J. M.; 6.2 The Integrity Loss of Physico-Mechanical Properties of Building Stones when Subjected to Recurrent Cycles of Freeze-Thaw (F-T) Process, by Altindag R., Sengun N., Guney A., Mutluturk M., Karaguzel R., Onargan T.; 6.3 Monitoring of Thermal Conditions in Building Stone with Particular Reference to Freeze-Thaw Events , by Hall K.; Chapter 7: Thermal stresses; 7.1 The Effect of Thermal Stresses on the Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Building Stones, by Bellopede R., Ferrero A.M., Manfredotti L., Marini P., Migliazza M.; 7.2 Digital Image Analysis Contribution to the Evaluation of the Mechanical Decay of Granitic Stones Affected by Fires, by Gomez-Heras M., Figueiredo C., Varas M.J., Mauricio A., Alvarez de Buergo M., Aires-Barros L., Fort R.; 7.3 The Behaviour of Natural Building Stones by Heat Effect ,

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Fracture and Failure of Natural Building Stones: Applications in the Restoration of Ancient Monuments
Publication Date01 Nov 2006
CategoryPop Arts / Pop Culture
ContributorsKourkoulis, S. _Editor _
Kourkoulis, Stavros K. _Editor _
Number of Pages612
Weight1179 grams / 2.6 pounds
Product Dimensions23.9 x 16.3 x 2.8 cm
9.4 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
SubjectsPopular Culture - General _SOC022000_
Construction - General _TEC005000_
History - General _ARC005000_
Monuments - Conservation and restoration
Building stones - Deterioration

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In this volume scientists from different disciplines present their experience and their scientific work in progress. These concern the properties of a series of stones that have been used for the erection of some of the most important stone monuments of international cultural heritage and are also used today for substitution of missing parts or completion of damaged ones. It deals with the subject globally and contains unpublished research results.

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