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Monitoring of interaction of monumental historic complex located on earth embankment

Title: Monitoring of interaction of monumental historic complex located on earth embankment
Author(s): M. Malesza, C. Miedzialowski
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM Symposium on On Site Assessment of Concrete, Masonry and Timber Structures - SACoMaTiS 2008
Editor(s): L. Binda, M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-061-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-075-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 817 - 826
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 5
Language: English

Abstract: Twenty eight of the Cameldolite Monastery buildings in the north-eastern part of Poland were constructed in the seventeenth century on two earth terraces on the man-made hill elevated on 19 m above the surrounding water level of Wigry lake.
Results of monitoring of the hill stability, building displacements and deformations are presented in the paper. The thickness of different backfilled soil layers varying from 1 to 5 m and their geotechnical parameters strongly influence the technical state and future renovation of monastery buildings. All buildings and engineering structures in 2004 were additionally loaded with the dynamic forces in result of earthquake intensity of 5.3 degree in the Richter scale in spite that this region was never subjected to the seismic hazard. This loading caused cracking and significant displacements at the time being monitored in respect of foreseen renovation and repairs. Four years monitoring indicates that structures of east and south retaining walls and erems of the bottom terraces are significantly stable and they do not displayed dangerous displacements. Infiltration of water to the sub-base developed noticeable vertical displacements of the garden tower, boiler room and horizontal deflection of the north corner of the eastern retaining wall.
Larger than expected deformations of sub-base as a result of low soil degree of compaction caused excessive buildings cracking and destruction of existing water-sewage system.

Online publication: 2009-05-26
Publication type : full_text
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