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Analysis of Cylindrical Masonry Shell in St. Jacob`s Church in Dolenja Trebuša, Slovenia—Case Study

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Chair of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Arhitecture University of Maribor, Maribor 2000, Slovenia
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Department of Health and Safety, Abrasiv Muta, Muta 2366, Slovenia
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Buildings 2019, 9(5), 127; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9050127
Received: 9 April 2019 / Revised: 3 May 2019 / Accepted: 18 May 2019 / Published: 22 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Masonry Buildings: Research and Practice)
This paper focuses on identifying key reasons for the damage of the cylindrical masonry shell structure in St. Jacob`s church in Dolenja Trebuša, Slovenia. Typical damage patterns which can be formed in shell structures and may affect the load bearing capacity are outlined. Several stress states (membrane, bending and also combined stress state) that can occur in the shell structure are described. Load cases such as the vertical displacement of the support structure, temperature loading, weight of maintenance team and also seismic loading are taken into account in order to identify the actual cause for the registered crack pattern in the shell structure. Analysis of the shell structure is performed using the SAP2000 structural software. Based on the obtained results, which highlighted key reasons for registered damage, the monitoring of cracks is recommended in the first phase, and, in continuation, the most appropriate repair and strengthening measures are proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: masonry shell; cracks in shells; static analysis; strengthening masonry shell; cracks in shells; static analysis; strengthening
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Uranjek, M.; Lorenci, T.; Skrinar, M. Analysis of Cylindrical Masonry Shell in St. Jacob`s Church in Dolenja Trebuša, Slovenia—Case Study. Buildings 2019, 9, 127.

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