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Characterization of masonry materials and structural analysis of the st Mary of Carmel church in Famagusta

Author(s): Rogiros Illampas, Ioannis Ioannou, Magdalini Theodoridou, Revecca Fournari
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference
Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 segment on
Historical Masonry
Editor(s): Inge Rörig-Dalgaard and Ioannis Ioannou
ISBN: 978-2-35158-178-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-179-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 238-247
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: This paper presents experimental results for the characterization of the masonry materials of
the 14th century St Mary of Carmel church in Famagusta, Cyprus. Stone specimens sampled
from the church were subjected to laboratory tests to determine their apparent density, open
porosity, modulus of elasticity, Poisson’s ratio and compressive strength. Furthermore,
fractionation and XRD analysis of mortar samples was performed to investigate the
mineralogical composition of the binder and aggregate fractions. Micro- and non-destructive
in situ tests were also undertaken aiming to enrich the database of information regarding the
properties of the masonry units. Experimental data were utilized for developing a finite
element (FE) model that was subjected to non-linear time-history analysis. Useful conclusions
regarding the seismic vulnerability of the monument under study are hence derived.

Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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