Dynamic Identification and Monitoring of St. Torcato Church

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The paper is related to the San Torcato Church, in Guimarães, Portugal. At the moment, the church has significant structural problems due to soil settlements. Cracks can be observed on the main and the lateral façades, the bell-towers are leaning, and the arches in the nave exhibit a failure mechanism with cracks and vertical deformations. Non-stabilized phenomena are present in the structure. To stabilize the damage, a structural intervention is planned to occur soon and the church is already monitored to follow the intervention. The paper clearly presents the problem with emphasis to the dynamic analysis carried out before the structural strengthening, namely: the experimental tests with output-only techniques for frequencies, damping and mode shapes estimation, FE model updating analysis and dynamic monitoring

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 133-134)

Edited by:

Xianglin Gu and Xiaobin Song

Pages:

275-280

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.133-134.275

Citation:

L. F. Ramos et al., "Dynamic Identification and Monitoring of St. Torcato Church", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 275-280, 2010

Online since:

October 2010

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