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On site diagnosis and assessment of the nave timber structure of Segovia Cathedral (Spain) using Non Destructive Techniques



Title: On site diagnosis and assessment of the nave timber structure of Segovia Cathedral (Spain) using Non Destructive Techniques
Author(s): L.A. Basterra, G. López, G. Ramón-Cueto, L. Acuña, M. Casado
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: 1179 - 1188
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 9
Language: English


Abstract: The on-site inspection, diagnosis and subsequent analysis of a historic timber structure require interdisciplinary expertise and the use of techniques that are able to determine the actual state and residual mechanical capacity of its components, even when the structure is partially decayed.
This paper presents the study of the nave timber structure of Segovia Cathedral (Spain), which is one of the latest gothic buildings built in Spain, between 1525 and 1577, at a time when the rest of Europe was under the influence of the renaissance period. It was initiated by Juan Gil de Hontañón and completed by his son Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón.
The timber structure has been evaluated and presented according to a specific methodology developed by this research team, and based on a set of diagnostic techniques selected on the basis of their efficiency as well as on its cost effectiveness. Such techniques include visual inspection, ultrasound velocity measurements (later conveniently corrected as they are indirect measurements), resistography and infrared thermography.
The survey results are presented in a series of plans with graphics, icons and symbols that allow an integrated interpretation of the study.


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