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

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

Editors and affiliations

    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5076-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5077-0
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