Adobe's Mechanical Characterization in Ancient Constructions: The Case of Aveiro's Region

Martins, Tiago and Varum, Humberto (2006). Adobe's Mechanical Characterization in Ancient Constructions: The Case of Aveiro's Region. "Materials Science Forum", v. 514 ; pp. 1571-1575. ISSN 0255-5476. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.514-516.1571.

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Title: Adobe's Mechanical Characterization in Ancient Constructions: The Case of Aveiro's Region
Author/s:
  • Martins, Tiago
  • Varum, Humberto
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Materials Science Forum
Date: May 2006
ISSN: 0255-5476
Volume: 514
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Adobe; compressive strength; mechanical behavior; tensile strength; Young's Modulus
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Adobe is commonly found in Aveiro's ancient constructions. Preservation and rehabilitation of those constructions, some of them with architectural and historical interest, has been forgotten for many years. As a result, in Aveiro region, the majority of existing constructions in adobe is structurally weak, and, in several cases, they are in the threshold of ruin. Rehabilitation and/or strengthening urge. Despite some efforts has been made, a great difficulty for technicians working on the rehabilitation of these constructions relies on the lack of knowledge on adobe's mechanical behaviour. In fact, in order to properly describe the structural behaviour of those constructions, there is a need to investigate the mechanical behaviour of adobe. Hence, this paper is based on a study intended to characterise the behaviour of adobe brick units. Specimens were prepared from selected representative constructions of the Aveiro region. The prepared specimens were tested in order to evaluate their mechanical behaviour in compression and tension

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Item ID: 38217
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/38217/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:38217
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.514-516.1571
Official URL: http://www.scientific.net/MSF.514-516.1571
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Oct 2015 18:08
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 18:08
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