Long-term Performance and Durability of Masonry Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081021101

Long-term Performance and Durability of Masonry Structures

1st Edition

Degradation Mechanisms, Health Monitoring and Service Life Design

Editors: Bahman Ghiassi Paulo Lourenco
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021101
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st November 2018
Page Count: 750
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Table of Contents

Part I: Durability and degradation mechanisms
1. Clay brick masonry structures
2. Concrete block structures
3. Stone masonry
4. Adobe masonry
5. Timber masonry
6. FRP-strengthened stone masonry
7. FRP-strengthened masonry
8. TRM-strengthened masonry

Part II: Health monitoring and testing
9. Dynamic monitoring and identification
10. Thermographic monitoring
11. Acoustic emission testing
12. Fiber sensor bragging systems
13. Probabilistic structural health monitoring

Part III: Long-term performance and service life design
14. Long-term performance and failure of masonry structures
15. Service life design of timber structures
16. Service life design of stone masonry structures
17. Probabilistic modeling of aging masonry


Description

Long-Term Performance and Durability of Masonry Structures: Degradation Mechanisms, Health Monitoring and Service Life Design focuses on the long-term performance of masonry and historical structures. The book covers a wide range of related topics, including degradation mechanisms in different masonry types, structural health monitoring techniques, and long-term performance and service life design approaches. Each chapter reflects recent findings and the state-of-the-art, providing practical guidelines. Key topics covered include the theoretical background, transport properties, testing and modeling, protective measures and standards and codes. The book's focus is on individual construction materials, the composite system and structural performance.

Key Features

  • Covers all issues related to durability, including degradation mechanisms, testing and design, monitoring and service life design
  • Focuses on different masonry construction types
  • Presents a ‘one-stop’ reference for advanced postgraduate courses that focuses on the durability of masonry and historical constructions

Readership

Civil engineers, structural and materials scientists, architects and structural designers


Details

No. of pages:
750
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780081021101

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About the Editors

Bahman Ghiassi Editor

Bahman Ghiassi is a Postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). He received his PhD in 2013 from the University of Minho. After that, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minho for 2.5 years with an individual research fellowship grant from the Portuguese Scientific Foundation. In 2016, he received a Marie Curie individual fellowship grant to continue his research career at the TU Delft. Over the past seven years, he has been working on the short- and long-term performance of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structures through advanced numerical and experimental testing. He is also an active reviewer for several international scientific journals and scientific committees (e.g. RILEM TC 250-CSM).

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

Paulo Lourenco Editor

Paulo B. Lourenço is Full Professor of Structural Engineering, Co-head of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering and head of the Masonry and Historical Constructions Division at the University of Minho. He is also the coordinator of the International Master’s on Structural Analysis of Historical Construction (SAHC). He is the editor of the International Journal of Architectural heritage, associate editor of several international journals, and author of more than 230 ISI peer-reviewed technical papers. He also serves on several international codes and standards committees (e.g. RILEM TC 250-CSM).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Structural Engineering, Co-head of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering and head of the Masonry and Historical Constructions Division, University of Minho