Fracture and Failure of Natural Building Stones

Applications in the Restoration of Ancient Monuments


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Mechanical and Structural Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XVI
    2. K.T. Chau, R.H.C. Wong, T.-f. Wong
      Pages 5-18
    3. K.W. Kwok, R.H.C. Wong, K.T. Chau, T.-f. Wong
      Pages 19-34
    4. Zacharias G. Agioutantis, Stavros K. Kourkoulis, George Kontos
      Pages 35-52
    5. Roberto Nova
      Pages 55-70
    6. Euripides Papamichos, Stefanos-Aldo Papanicolopulos, Idar Larsen
      Pages 71-92
    7. Nikolaos L. Ninis, Stavros K. Kourkoulis
      Pages 93-106
    8. Carlo Giavarini, Alessandro Samuelli Ferretti, Maria Laura Santarelli
      Pages 107-120
    9. I. Stefanou, J. Sulem, I. Vardoulakis
      Pages 123-136
    10. Maria Rosa Valluzzi, Claudio Modena
      Pages 137-156
    11. C. A. Syrmakezis, P. G. Asteris, A. K. Antonopoulos, O. A. Mavrouli
      Pages 157-166
    12. Luigia Binda, Antonella Saisi, Cristina Tedeschi
      Pages 167-182
    13. Luigia Binda, Giuliana Cardani, Claudia Tiraboschi
      Pages 185-200
    14. A. Lobovikov-Katz
      Pages 201-214
    15. Yossef H. Hatzor, Michael Tsesarsky, Roni C. Eimermacher
      Pages 215-237
    16. Ioannis N. Psycharis
      Pages 239-255
    17. C. Papantonopoulos
      Pages 257-268
    18. Stavros K. Kourkoulis, Evi Ganniari-Papageorgiou, Marilena Mentzini
      Pages 269-286
  3. Physico-Chemical and Environmental Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XVI
    2. Antonia Moropoulou, Kyriakos Labropoulos, Agoritsa Konstanti, Konstantinos Roumpopoulos, Asterios Bakolas, Prodromos Michailidis
      Pages 291-297
    3. Jason Houck, George W. Scherer
      Pages 299-312
    4. P.A. Warke, J. McKinley, B.J. Smith
      Pages 313-327
    5. Rizzo Giovanni, Ercoli Laura, Megna Bartolomeo
      Pages 329-341
    6. John M. Logan
      Pages 345-362
    7. Raşit Altindag, Nazmi Şengün1, Avni Güney, Mahmut Mutlutürk, Remzi Karagüzel, Turgay Onargan
      Pages 363-372
    8. Kevin Hall
      Pages 373-394
    9. R. Bellopede, A.M. Ferrero, L. Manfredotti, P. Marini, M. Migliazza
      Pages 397-425
    10. Miguel Gómez-Heras1, Carlos Figueiredo, María José Varas, Antonio Maurício, Mónica Álvarez de Buergo1, Luis Aires-Barros et al.
      Pages 427-437
    11. Mónika Hajpál
      Pages 439-445
    12. Fulvio Zezza
      Pages 449-469
    13. Roland Dreesen, Peter Nielsen, David Lagrou
      Pages 471-485
    14. Ákos Török
      Pages 487-495
    15. Vassilis Perdikatsis, Konstantinos Kritsotakis, Theodoros Markopoulos, Konstantinos Laskaridis
      Pages 497-515
    16. Veerle Cnudde, Manuel Dierick, Bert Masschaele, Patric JS. Jacobs
      Pages 519-540
    17. M. Brugnara, C. Della Volpe, D. Maniglio, S. Siboni
      Pages 541-551
    18. Tommaso Poli, Lucia Toniolo
      Pages 553-563
    19. S. Vicini, E. Princi, E. Pedemonte, G. Moggi
      Pages 565-575
    20. Malin Myrin, Katarina Malaga
      Pages 577-590
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 591-592

About this book


The fracture and failure of natural building stones has been for many years the concern of the engineering community and particularly the c- munity of scientists working for the restoration and conservation of stone monuments. The need to protect the authentic stone and the requirement for reversibility of the interventions rendered the in-depth knowledge of the mechanical behaviour of both the authentic material and its substitutes - dispensable. This book contains 36 papers presented at the Symposium on “Fracture and Failure of Natural Building Stones” which was organized in the frame of the “16th European Conference on Fracture (ECF16)”. The Conference took place in Alexandroupolis, Hellas on July 3-7, 2006. To my best kn- ledge this is the first time that a special Symposium of a European C- ference on Fracture is devoted exclusively to the study of the fracture and failure of building stones. The book consists of invited papers written by leading experts in the field. It contains original contributions concerning the latest developments in the fracture and failure of the natural building stones and their application in the restoration of ancient monuments. It covers a wide range of subjects - cluding purely mechanical aspects, physico-chemical approaches, appli- tions and case studies. The papers are arranged in two parts with a total of nine chapters. Part I is devoted to purely mechanical and structural aspects and applications, while Part II is devoted to the physico-chemical and environmental aspects including thermal effects.


Form Granit building material cultural heritage fracture and failure masonry monuments natural building stones reconstruction rocks

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  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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