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Author(s): António Joaquim Pereira Viana da Fonseca
Luís Ribeiro e Sousa
António Arêde
João Paulo Miranda Guedes
Esmeralda Paupério
Karin Karam
José Eduardo Menezes
Title: Suggested methodology for rehabilitation of ancient masonry castles and forts on rock
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Forts, including in this designation military castles, present high complexity due to their nature. Methodologiesfollowed in the rehabilitation of forts are briefly presented, with the emphasis on characterization of materials and rockmasses and on tests and numerical models developed for ancient forts. Studies concerning forts with Portuguese legacy arepresented. The first case is related with rehabilitation of foundations and walls of the Guimarães Castle, Portugal. Thecauses of the appearance of holes or torn threads in the exposed face of the wall and the tower of the extreme southwest ofthe castle were assessed. The intervention performed was focused on the stabilization of the rock mass and careful sealingof discontinuities in the high strength rock mass and consolidation of the most weathered fractured rock mass. The secondcase is related to forts existing at Muscat, Oman. The protection of the Jalali Fort is studied in detail. During 2007, cycloneGonu caused substantial damage to the seawall adjacent to the fort. The study addresses the redesign of the seawall.Keywords: masonry forts, rehabilitation, rock mechanics, Guimarães Castle, Jalali Fort.
Subject: Geotecnia, Engenharia civil
Geotechnics, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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