The Reinforcement, Reconstruction and the Conservation of Historical Masonry Walls – Case Study
Ałykow K., Napiórkowska-Ałykow M., The Reinforcement, Reconstruction and the Conservation of Historical Masonry Walls – Case Study, (In) Di Tommaso A., Gentilini C., Castellazzi G. (Ed) Key Engineering Materials Vol. 747, Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials II, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Zurich 2017, pp. 550-557
In this article, the authors presented two examples of the reconstruction of medieval masonry ramparts.
Both examples were a partial building disaster, which required immediate reconstruction of the collapsed parts and the strengthening of the remaining walls.
The authors elaborated a schedule for the reinforcement and the reconstruction of permanent medieval abbey ruins and a way to reinforce the medieval city walls.
The authors have also proposed the reinforcement by using "Reticolatus" system. The "Reticolatus" system, developed in Italy for strengthening 3-layer walls against seismic influence, could be used separately or in addition to other techniques of reinforcement, especially in irregular masonry structures.
The proposed technique allows for increasing compressive and shear strength. This method also allows for using the original material of the building with preservation and protection of historical, monumental and architectural character of the reinforcement construction.