Enhancement of the Tube-Jack NDT Method for Historical Structural Masonry Diagnosis


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Non-destructive testing techniques provide a means to obtain important characteristics of historical structural masonry without, or with minimal, damage to irreplaceable materials. Flatjack testing is a non-destructive test method that is traditionally used to determine the state of stress in masonry and deformable characteristics of unreinforced historical structural masonry. However, difficulty in interpreting the results of flat-jack tests in irregular masonry and the necessity to cut through historical masonry units during testing in irregular masonry has led to the need for an alternative method. Tube-jack testing is being developed at the University of Minho, as an alternative to flat-jack testing, that can be performed on traditional Portuguese masonry that contains large units and irregular mortar joints. The development of the tube-jack test method from a theory into a functioning test system is the aim of this thesis.

Content:-
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
ABSTRACT
RESUMO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION
2. OVERVIEW OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING TECHNIQUES FOR HISTORIC MASONRY
3. TUBE-JACK SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
4. MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MASONRY
5. TUBE-JACK AND FLAT-JACK TESTING IN LABORATORY WALLS
6. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
7. IN-SITU TESTING – THE SAN FRANCISCO CONVENT
8. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE WORK
REFERENCES
Appendices

Author Details
"Elizabeth Campbell Manning"




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