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The Medieval Grange of Cuna – Siena (Italy)- Interdisciplinary Studies on Masonry Structures

  • Elena ManzoniEmail author
  • Filippo Casarin
  • Silvia Dandria
  • Alberto Dusi
  • Marco Giamello
  • Elisabetta Giorgi
  • Fabio Gabbrielli
  • Andrea Magrini
  • Fausto Randazzo
Part of the RILEM Bookseries book series (RILEM, volume 18)

Abstract

A team of specialist in different subject worked together with a multidisciplinary approach for the conservation of the complex of the Grange of Cuna, the administrative and storage center of the bigger farm of Santa Maria della Scala Hospital in Siena (Italy) in Middle Ages. Laser scanner surveys, archival and bibliographic researches, stratigraphic surveys, structural surveys were carried on and studied by the members of the team on the complex of 167 rooms. The results obtained by specialist approach was frequently discussed and compared in order to obtain a deeper knowledge of the complex of buildings. Structural engineer studies concerned the identification of different typologies of masonry and the structural diagnostics to mechanical characterization. Double flat jack and sonic inspection were performed on tapial adobe, brick masonry with lime and mud mortar.

Keywords

Grancia di cuna Masonry Adobe Structural diagnostic Double flat jack Sonic inspection Santa maria della scala Tuscany Pisèe Tapial Brick Interdisciplinary study 

References

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    Giamello M, Fratini F, Mugnini S et al (2015) Earth masonries in the medieval grange of Cuna – Siena. In: CIAT 2015Google Scholar
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    Dandria S, Gabbrielli F, Giamello M, Giorgi E, Magrini A, Manzoni E, Randazzo F (2015) Grancia of cuna: from the complexity of the historical building to a composed knowledge for the project. In: Toniolo L, Boriani, Guidi G (eds) Built heritage: monitoring conservation managements. Springer International, pp 227–236Google Scholar

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© RILEM 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Manzoni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Filippo Casarin
    • 2
  • Silvia Dandria
    • 3
  • Alberto Dusi
    • 1
  • Marco Giamello
    • 4
  • Elisabetta Giorgi
    • 5
  • Fabio Gabbrielli
    • 6
  • Andrea Magrini
    • 7
  • Fausto Randazzo
    • 8
  1. 1.Numeria Engineering s.r.l.CremonaItaly
  2. 2.ExPin s.r.l.PaduaItaly
  3. 3.VeronaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and EnvironmentUniversità di SienaSienaItaly
  5. 5.SienaItaly
  6. 6.Department of Historical Sciences and Cultural HeritageUniversità di SienaSienaItaly
  7. 7.Restauro Architettonico e Archeologico SrlSienaItaly
  8. 8.Restauro Architettonico e Archeologico SrlVeronaItaly

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