Charts for the conservation of vernacular drystone retaining walls

H. H. Le, J. C. Morel, D. Garnier, P. F. McCombie

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Abstract

Drystone walls are durable structures, due to their intrinsic ductility, permeability, and the strength of the materials used. Nevertheless, they can be subject to slow deterioration due to the weathering of the materials, application of loads for which they were not designed, impact, or inappropriate repair methods. It is then necessary to assess the condition of the structure, and design repairs or a replacement construction. A suitable design should then help to minimize the overestimation of the structure's resistance which will result in a waste of materials and resources. Actually, three methods may be used in the design of drystone retaining walls - the distinct element method, yield design and limit equilibrium analysis. Based on them, charts are suggested to facilitate initial design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XII
PublisherWIT Press
Pages463-472
Number of pages10
Volume118
ISBN (Print)9781845645267
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Structural Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture - Chianciano Terme, Italy
Duration: 5 Sep 20117 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Structural Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture
Abbreviated titleSTREMAH 2011
CountryItaly
CityChianciano Terme
Period5/09/117/09/11

Keywords

  • Design charts
  • Drystone retaining walls
  • Homogenization
  • Limit equilibrium
  • UDEC
  • Yield design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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