Masonry: Design, Materials and Techniques


Hugo Rodrigues (Editor)
School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic of Leiria, Leiria, Portugal

Series: Construction Materials and Engineering
BISAC: TEC005060

Focusing on the use of masonry in construction, Masonry: Design, Materials and Techniques is a book updated with the latest sustainable materials and practices. This book emphasizes the use of structural masonry, from the historical masonry and use of masonry in historical constructions, the use of masonry in vernacular constructions and the use of masonry in recent buildings. It includes such aspects of masonry from ancient traditions to the latest advances, materials, and techniques.

In each chapter, the thematic issues are supported by case studies featuring monumental buildings, low-rise buildings with unreinforced masonry, and recent RC buildings with clay masonry. Masonry: Design, Materials and Techniques covers the following topics: Materials and techniques used in masonry construction, seismic behavior of URM buildings, monumental buildings, monitoring and assessment, numerical strategies used for masonry buildings, structural behavior and design of low-rise, wall bearing buildings, non-destructive tests in the characterization of masonry walls, vulnerability and sustainability of vernacular construction, and codes and design of RC buildings with infill masonry walls.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Analysis of Behavior and Failure of Old URM Constructions during Strong Earthquakes
(Adolfo Preciado, PhD, Departamento del Hábitat y Desarrollo Urbano, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México)

Chapter 2. The Environment-System Interface Study via Discrete Monitoring: The Effect of the Hypogeum Environment on Roman Wall-Building Materials
(C. Scatigno, Department of Physics, NAST Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology & Innovative Instrumentation, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 3. Numerical Modeling Strategies for the Seismic Analysis of Masonry Structures
(Adolfo Preciado, PhD, and Agustín Orduña, PhD, Departamento del Hábitat y Desarrollo Urbano, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Periférico Sur Manuel Gómez Morín, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México, and others)

Chapter 4. Challenges of Typological and Mechanical Characterisation of Irregular Stone Masonry Walls: A Preliminary Study in the Old Urban Centre of Viseu, Portugal
(José Carlos Domingues, Tiago Miguel Ferreira, Romeu Vicente and J.A.R. Mendes da Silva, University of Coimbra, Department of Civil Engineering, Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 5. Masonry Infill Walls Participation in the Seismic Response of RC Structures
(André Furtado, Hugo Rodrigues, António Arêde, Tanja Kalman Šipoš and Humberto Varum, Construct-LESE, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 6. Vernacular Masonry Construction in Nepal: History, Dynamics, Vulnerability, and Sustainability
Dipendra Gautam, Hemchandra Chaulagain, Rajesh Rupakhety, Rabindra Adhikari, Pramod Neupane and Hugo Rodrigues, Structural and Geotechnical Dynamics Laboratory, StreGa, DiBT, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy, and others)

Chapter 7. Pathology of Stone Masonry Buildings: A Case Study at the Batalha Monastery
(A. Zhgun, F. Gaspar and H. Rodrigues, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão (ESTG), Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal, and others)


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