Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Framing in the Mediterranean Area

HEaRT 2015

  • Helena Cruz
  • José Saporiti Machado
  • Alfredo Campos Costa
  • Paulo Xavier Candeias
  • Nicola Ruggieri
  • José Manuel Catarino
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Historical and Constructive Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alice Tavares, Aníbal Costa, Dina D’Ayala
      Pages 87-99
    3. Javier Ortega, Graça Vasconcelos, Hugo Rodrigues, Mariana Correia
      Pages 101-111
    4. Stefania Stellacci, Francesca Geremia, Enrico Pagano, Nicola Ruggieri, Ginevra Salerno, Michele Zampilli
      Pages 125-134
    5. Nicola Ruggieri, Francesca Geremia, Enrico Pagano, Ginevra Salerno, Stefania Stellacci, Michele Zampilli
      Pages 135-145
  3. Numerical Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Rita Bento, Ana Paula Falcão, Ricardo Catulo, Jelena Milosevic
      Pages 171-181
    3. Elisa Poletti, Graça Vasconcelos, Paulo B. Lourenço, Maria Pia Ciocci
      Pages 183-192
    4. Nicola Ruggieri, Carmen Sandhaas, Ario Ceccotti
      Pages 193-204
    5. Ginevra Salerno, Francesca Geremia, Enrico Pagano, Michele Zampilli, Nicola Ruggieri, Stefania Stellacci
      Pages 205-213
    6. Karel Šobra, Coralie Avez, Yasemin D. Aktaş, Richard de Rijk, Isabela Burawska, Jorge M. Branco
      Pages 215-226
  4. Codes Analysis and Safety Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. J. M. Catarino, Teresa O. Santos, Ana S. Louro, Helena Cruz
      Pages 241-251
    3. Ivan Giongo, Gianni Schiro, Roberto Tomasi, Dmytro Dizhur, Jason Ingham
      Pages 263-274
  5. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Clara Bertolini-Cestari, Antonia Spanò, Stefano Invernizzi, Elisabetta Donadio, Tanja Marzi, Giulia Sammartano
      Pages 277-286
    3. Yannick Sieffert, Florent Vieux-Champagne, Stéphane Grange, Philippe Garnier, Jean-Charles Duccini, Laurent Daudeville
      Pages 287-297
    4. Ana Gonçalves, Paulo Candeias, Luís Guerreiro, João Ferreira, Alfredo Costa
      Pages 299-309
    5. Isabel D. Gomes, Fotis Kondis, Hélder S. Sousa, Jorge M. Branco, Paulo B. Lourenço
      Pages 311-320
    6. Clara Bertolini-Cestari, Antonia Spanò, Stefano Invernizzi, Tanja Marzi
      Pages 321-333
  6. Repair/Reinforcement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Raquel Paula, Vítor Cóias, Luís Guerreiro
      Pages 337-347
    3. Jorge Mascarenhas, Lurdes Belgas, Fernando G. Branco
      Pages 349-357
    4. Karel Šobra, Richard de Rijk, Yasemin D. Aktaş, Coralie Avez, Isabela Burawska, Jorge M. Branco
      Pages 359-369
    5. Daniele Cibecchini, Niclas Bjorngrim, Hélder S. Sousa, Marco Jorge, Jorge M. Branco
      Pages 371-381
    6. Coralie Avez, Thierry Descamps
      Pages 383-393
    7. Giacomo Crivellari, Jorge M. Branco
      Pages 395-404
  7. Timber Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. José Coelho, João M. Guedes, Bruno Silva, Tiago Ilharco
      Pages 427-436
    3. Andreia Rebelo, João M. Guedes, Bruno Quelhas, Tiago Ilharco
      Pages 437-446
    4. Leonardo G. Rodrigues, Chrysl A. Aranha, Hélder S. Sousa
      Pages 447-457

About these proceedings


This book presents a selection of the best papers from the HEaRT 2015 conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, which provided a valuable forum for engineers and architects, researchers and educators to exchange views and findings concerning the technological history, construction features and seismic behavior of historical timber-framed walls in the Mediterranean countries. The topics covered are wide ranging and include historical aspects and examples of the use of timber-framed construction systems in response to earthquakes, such as the gaiola system in Portugal and the Bourbon system in southern Italy; interpretation of the response of timber-framed walls to seismic actions based on calculations and experimental tests; assessment of the effectiveness of repair and strengthening techniques, e.g., using aramid fiber wires or sheets; and modelling analyses. In addition, on the basis of case studies, a methodology is presented that is applicable to diagnosis, strengthening and improvement of seismic performance and is compatible with modern theoretical principles and conservation criteria. It is hoped that, by contributing to the knowledge of this construction technique, the book will help to promote conservation of this important component of Europe’s architectural heritage.


Historical Timber-Framed Walls Historical Constructive Analysis Seismic-Resistant Timber Frames Timber-Framed Construction Systems Structural Health Monitoring Performance-based Assessment Historic Masonry Heart 2015 Conference

Editors and affiliations

  • Helena Cruz
    • 1
  • José Saporiti Machado
    • 2
  • Alfredo Campos Costa
    • 3
  • Paulo Xavier Candeias
    • 4
  • Nicola Ruggieri
    • 5
  • José Manuel Catarino
    • 6
  1. 1.LNECLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.LNECLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.LNEC LisbonPortugal
  4. 4.LNEC LisbonPortugal
  5. 5.University of Calabria RendeItaly
  6. 6.LNEC LIsbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39491-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39492-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-2557
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-2565
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