A particular type of vaulted structures, known as bóvedas tabicadas (Catalan vaults),made with alternate layers of bricks and mortar and characterized by a very low thickness incomparison to the other two dimensions, are studied. The research has been faced under thehistorical aspect as well as under the mechanical one, developing experimental and numericalanalysis regarding real existing structures. In particular, the experimental analysis, performed byeffecting compression and bending tests on samples taken from a real structure, has been devotedto the constitutive material identification and the characterization is made by considering the material as an ideal homogeneous; further experimental tests have been made on a real vault and the related numerical analyses have been developed by utilizing a suitable FEM discretization.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|