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Demountable connections in renaissance stone vaults: example of life-cycle design in the past



Title: Demountable connections in renaissance stone vaults: example of life-cycle design in the past
Author(s): M. Simunic Bursic
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Intergrated Life-Cycle Design of Materials and Structures
Editor(s): A. Sarja
Print-ISBN: 951-758-408-3
e-ISBN: 235158029X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 292 - 296
Total Pages: 5
Nb references: 6
Language: English


Abstract: In the attempt to extend the life cycle of ancient buildings, it is crucial to preserve the original structural system, i.e. its original mechanical behaviour.
2. The unique vaults of the Renaissance cathedral in Sibenik are assembled of large thin stone slabs, wedged into slender stone arches. Apparently fragile, the system proved its strength: due to its spatial behaviour, the dome resisted a direct bomb-shell hit in 1991.
Its specific construction method and sophisticated details, revealed during emergency repair in 1996-97, enabled simple repair and reuse of the original elements: damaged elements were replaced with new ones, and al1 the original undamaged elements were reused.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Classification: EXAMPLES OF LIFE-CYCLE DESIGN
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.053