Tall free-standing masonry walls are very frequent in historical monuments: from the structural point of view they are relatively slender corbels with no lateral supports or confinements. The lack of structural redundancy, of lateral confinement and of any kind of protection against the action of adverse environmental agents (e.g. rain, freeze-taw cycles, wind, soil differential settlements), besides of course what could they have suffered due to damages caused in the past and to the lack of maintenance, make it very high the risk of sudden local ruptures or partial/global collapses.

Stability under lateral loads of tall freestanding masonry walls in historical monuments

MODENA, CLAUDIO;VALLUZZI, MARIA ROSA;
1996

Abstract

Tall free-standing masonry walls are very frequent in historical monuments: from the structural point of view they are relatively slender corbels with no lateral supports or confinements. The lack of structural redundancy, of lateral confinement and of any kind of protection against the action of adverse environmental agents (e.g. rain, freeze-taw cycles, wind, soil differential settlements), besides of course what could they have suffered due to damages caused in the past and to the lack of maintenance, make it very high the risk of sudden local ruptures or partial/global collapses.
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