Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Frames in the Mediterranean Area

  • Nicola Ruggieri
  • Gennaro Tampone
  • Raffaele Zinno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andreea Duţu, Hiroyasu Sakata, Yoshihiro Yamazaki
    Pages 67-81
  3. Graça Vasconcelos, Paulo B. Lourenço, Elisa Poletti
    Pages 119-132
  4. Triantafyllos Makarios, Milton Demosthenous
    Pages 149-156
  5. Caterina Gattuso, Philomène Gattuso
    Pages 157-171

About this book


This book presents a selection of the best papers from the HEaRT 2013 conference, held in Cosenza, Italy, which provided a valuable forum for engineers and architects, researchers, and educators to exchange views and findings concerning the technological history, construction features, and seismic behavior of historical timber-framed walls in the Mediterranean countries. The topics covered are wide ranging and include historical aspects and examples of the use of timber-framed construction systems in response to earthquakes, such as the gaiola system in Portugal and the Bourbon system in southern Italy; interpretation of the response of timber-framed walls to seismic actions based on calculations and experimental tests; assessment of the effectiveness of repair and strengthening techniques, e.g., using aramid fiber wires or sheets; and modelling analyses. In addition, on the basis of case studies, a methodology is presented that is applicable to diagnosis, strengthening, and improvement of seismic performance and is compatible with modern theoretical principles and conservation criteria. It is hoped that, by contributing to the knowledge of this construction technique, the book will help to promote conservation of this important component of Europe’s architectural heritage.


Heart 2013 Conference Historical Constructive Analysis Historical Timber-Framed Walls Seismic-Resistant Timber Frames Timber-Framed Construction Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Ruggieri
    • 1
  • Gennaro Tampone
    • 2
  • Raffaele Zinno
    • 3
  1. 1.DIMESUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly
  2. 2.ICOMOS International Wood CommitteeFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.University of CalabriaRendeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16186-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16187-7
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