Computational Mechanics for Heritage Structures

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For thousands of years people have built great structures utilizing the mechanics of beams, arches, columns and their interactions. It is now possible to use new computer technology to examine the great structural achievements of the past and to apply the lessons learnt from these to current projects.

Reflecting the authors' extensive experience and describing the results of restoration projects they have worked on, this book deals with applications of advanced computational mechanics techniques in structural analysis, strength rehabilitation and aseismic design of monuments, historical buildings and related structures. The results are given with clear explanations so that civil and structural engineers, architects and archaeologists, and students of these disciplines can understand how to evaluate the structural worthiness of heritage buildings without the use of difficult mathematics. The book is also accessible to specialists with a less theoretical background such as: historians, sociologists and anthropologists who wish to develop an awareness of the significance of past human efforts.

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The authors have extensive experience working with complicated analysis problems in civil and mechanical engineering in Europe and North America.
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Table of Contents

1 Architectural form and structural system 1
2 Static and dynamic analysis 51
3 Computational techniques 81
4 Case studies of selected heritage structures 117
5 Restoration modeling and analysis 169
6 List of symbols 259
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