Sustainability considerations in remediation, retrofit, and seismic upgrading of historic masonry structures

Corradi, Marco, Mustafaraj, Enea and Speranzini, Emanuela (2021) Sustainability considerations in remediation, retrofit, and seismic upgrading of historic masonry structures. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. ISSN 0944-1344 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-17490-7

Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of sustainability in remediation, retrofit, and seismic upgrading of historic masonry structures. Different rehabilitation techniques and some successful applications throughout the Balkans and Italy are described, with particular emphasis to the shear reinforcement of wall panels. The selected techniques aim at improving the seismic performance, preserving the structures for future generations, having the least impact in altering the architectural and heritage values, as well as being sustainable, in terms of reduced carbon dioxide emissions, reversibility, and low energy consumption. The use of cross-laminated timber (CLT), natural fibers, and fiber-reinforced Polymers (FRP) jacketing with natural lime coatings are discussed. The paper concludes by summarizing key successes of the proposed rehabilitation solutions in conservation engineering and suggests areas in which these could be used with great advantage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Masonry, Timber, Retrofit, Seismic upgrade, Sustainable solutions
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2021 13:04
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2021 08:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47778

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