Repair works at Saint Claire Convent in Chinchón (Madrid, Spain)

Rodríguez-Monteverde Cantarell, María Del Pilar and Ávila Jalvo, José Miguel (2013). Repair works at Saint Claire Convent in Chinchón (Madrid, Spain). In: "Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites". CRC Press, pp. 573-576. ISBN 9781138000551.

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Title: Repair works at Saint Claire Convent in Chinchón (Madrid, Spain)
Author/s:
  • Rodríguez-Monteverde Cantarell, María Del Pilar
  • Ávila Jalvo, José Miguel
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites
Título de Revista/Publicación: Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites
Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781138000551
ISSN: 978-1-138-00055-1
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Estructuras y Física de Edificación
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The Chinchón Saint Claire Convent is a Count Foundation of 1653. Some repair works were made around 1965, but some important cracks were remained. This paper describes the soil study made to know, its properties, the reason of these movements and its consequences to the convent and the repair works done. A high swelling phenomenon has been detected. The convent is on a high plasticity clayey soil with soil sandy insertions. The soil water has a high content of sulphates. In addition, some sewer system piping was broken around the convent and frequently flooded the convent crypt. A micropiles underpinning was made and the water leaked has lead to the sewer system to avoid the crypt flooding, also a drainage system has been made and the ground around the church has been paved.

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Item ID: 36170
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36170/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36170
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 30 Oct 2015 08:51
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 09:52
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