Effect of transversal steel connectors on the behavior of rubble stone-masonry walls: Two case studies in Italy

M. Candela, A. Borri, M. Corradi, L. Righetti

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This chapter describes the reinforcement technique and its fields of application and expected benefits. It addresses two case studies where this reinforcing method has been recently applied: the medieval castle of Laurenzana, located in the southern Italian region of Basilicata and a coeval 18th-century annex building nearby the Royal Palace of Capodimonte. The steel-bar connector is inserted into a pre-drilled hole made in the masonry in order to bond the masonry leaves and to prevent the detachment during seismic events; finally cement-based grout is injected at high pressure inside the fabric bag-case. Multiple leaf masonry walls have been often used in historical constructions and were built using two or three leaves made of different materials such as stone, rubble or brick masonry having little or no connection and possible voids between them sometimes filled with mortar and rough stones' pieces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrick and Block Masonry
Subtitle of host publicationTrends, Innovations and Challenges - Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016
EditorsC. Modena, F. da Porto, M.R. Valluzzi
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781498795920, 9781315374963
ISBN (Print)9781138029996
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference - Padova, Italy
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016
Conference number: 16


Conference16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference
Abbreviated titleIBMAC 2016

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