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Author(s): Alexandre Costa
Aníbal Costa
António Arêde
Title: Experimental tests on masonry structures: from the simplest in-situ test to complex lab test setups
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: This paper presents different experimental test techniques used to assess the behavior of differentmasonry structures. The test setups presented can be considered from the simplest one for in-situ use,to more complex ones used in laboratory conditions. Some examples are presented as used to assessthe in-plane and out-of-plane performance of masonry walls subjected to loads using simple in-situ orcomplex laboratory setups. In particular, an experimental test for behavior assessment of a masonryarch bridge is referred as an example of a simple test methodology with complex instrumentation.Finally, some comments are included regarding the efficiency of simple test schemes when comparedto more complex and elaborated test setups as well as the applicability of the later to in-situ orlaboratory conditions regarding costs, time and the need for their use.
Subject: Engenharia estrutural, Engenharia civil
Structural engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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