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Guidelines for the analysis of historical masonry structures

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Paulo B. Lourenço (University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal)

The need of modeling and analysis of historical constructions is a key issue in the challenging issues of conservation and restoration. Here, the possibilities of analysis of historical constructions are addressed for two simple examples (a masonry wall loaded out-of-plane and a masonry arch. Several case studies, of different complexity levels are also presented, illustrating the application of different levels of sophistication. Finally, general recommendations for modeling are given.

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