Determination of Mechanical Properties of Natural Stone and Brick Elements in Masonry Heritage Buildings

  • A. M. Grămescu
  • S. Gelmambet
  • M. Drăgoi
  • B. D. Pericleanu
Conference paper
Part of the RILEM Bookseries book series (RILEM, volume 6)

Abstract

The paper presents the results of investigation and documentary research conducted by the authors upon the constituent material of stone and brick masonry structures located in Dobrudja county. It’s important to mention that in Dobrudja are encountered a great number of heritage buildings belonging to 18th – 19th century that have a stone and brick masonry structure resistance. For these reasons the main objective of the study is to determine the mechanical properties of materials which structure is made of. In order to achieve this objective the authors have determined the mechanical characteristics of brick and stone elements in masonry with nondestructive methods for various heritage buildings in Dobrudja area. To verify and validate the results obtained by nondestructive methods, those results were compared with the ones obtained by applying destructive methods in the laboratory of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, “Ovidius” University of Constanta. The results have been summarized and constitute the beginning of a database of mechanical characteristics. The obtained results offer a valuable amount of information in establishing measures for interventions in restoration.

Keywords

Heritage buildings Mansonry Mechanical properties Stone 

References

  1. [1].
    Gramescu Ana Maria, Barbu Daniela A.M.: Repairing and strengthening the constructions, AGIR Publishing House, Bucharest, 2008.Google Scholar
  2. [2].
    Stanescu Gheorghe: Dobrudja: history in pictures, North Star Publishing House Constanta, 2008.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© RILEM 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Grămescu
    • 1
  • S. Gelmambet
    • 1
  • M. Drăgoi
    • 1
  • B. D. Pericleanu
    • 1
  1. 1.“Ovidius”University of ConstantaConstantaRomania

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