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Polymers 2015, 7(12), 2670-2689; doi:10.3390/polym7121540

The Application of Carbon Composites in the Rehabilitation of Historic Baroque Vaults

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Department of Building Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague, Czech Republic
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Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, VŠB–Technical University in Ostrava, L. Podéště 1875/17, 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
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Department of Mechanics, Klokner Institute, Czech Technical University in Prague, Šolínova 7, 166 08 Prague, Czech Republic
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Academic Editors: Alper Ilki and Masoud Motavalli
Received: 30 July 2015 / Revised: 4 December 2015 / Accepted: 10 December 2015 / Published: 17 December 2015
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Abstract

The stabilization and reinforcement of damaged barrel vaults with lunettes over an arcaded walk, applying composite strips based on high-strength carbon fibers and epoxy resin, was performed during the restoration of a historic monastery. The application of reinforcing composite strips in the soffit of damaged barrel vaults was preceded by relatively extensive experimental research and theoretical analyses. This method significantly reduces the interventions into and the degradation of the original historic structure (surface application) and is reversible. View Full-Text
Keywords: masonry; segment vault; tensile crack; vault ties; composite strips; CFRP; anchoring area; contact joint; temperature cycles; incremental failure masonry; segment vault; tensile crack; vault ties; composite strips; CFRP; anchoring area; contact joint; temperature cycles; incremental failure
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Witzany, J.; Brožovský, J.; Čejka, T.; Kroftová, K.; Kubát, J.; Makovička, D.; Zigler, R. The Application of Carbon Composites in the Rehabilitation of Historic Baroque Vaults. Polymers 2015, 7, 2670-2689.

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