Masonry Buildings: Research and Practice

Edited by
September 2019
202 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-373-3 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-374-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Masonry Buildings: Research and Practice that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Computer Science & Mathematics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences

Masonry is a construction material that has been used throughout the years as a structural or non-structural component in buildings. Masonry can be described as a composite material made up of different units and diverse types of arrangements, with or without mortar, that is used in many ancient public buildings, as well as with the latest technologies being applied in construction. Research in multiple relevant fields, as well as crossing structural with non-structural needs, is crucial for understanding the qualities of existent buildings and to develop new products and construction technologies. This book addresses and promotes the discussion related to the different topics addressing the use of masonry in the construction sciences and in practice, including theory and research, numerical approaches and technical applications in new works, and repair actions and interventions in the built environment, connecting theory and application across topics from academia to industry.

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wall; hysteresis; dynamic; no-fines lightweight concrete; artificial neural network; AEM; load-bearing masonry walls; seismic rehabilitation; masonry characterization; mechanical properties; in situ test campaign; granite masonry; flat-jack testing; old urban center; regional constructive cultures; unreinforced load-bearing masonry; strengthening intervention; non-linear analysis; Nepal earthquake; high-rise reinforced concrete structure; masonry infill walls; ambient vibration test; survey damage assessment; numerical modelling; stone masonry; weak mortar; foundation settlement; seismic actions; observed performance; linear and non-linear numerical tools; stone masonry wallets; shear-sliding tests; masonry; infilled frames; capacity curve; bilinear approximation; neural networks; database; RC buildings; masonry infills and partitions; damage analysis; repair costs due to infills; post-earthquake surveys; masonry shell; cracks in shells; static analysis; strengthening; seismic assessment; Greco-Roman construction; masonry building; seismic retrofitting; heritage construction; structural restoration; n/a