Mechanical Characterisation of Multi-Wythe Masonry Bridge in the City of Amsterdam

Xi Li, Francesco Messali, Rita Esposito*

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an experimental campaign carried out to characterise the mechanical properties of multi-wythe masonry infrastructure in the city of Amsterdam. Samples were extracted from a 1.2 m thick bridge’s pillar constructed in 1882. For the characterisation of shear and compressive properties of masonry, tests on cores with a 100 mm diameter were performed at the Stevinlaboratorium of Delft University of Technology. Samples were extracted along different locations in the wall thickness to evaluate the effect of exposure to environment conditions. Overall, the study provides a first insight on the mechanical properties of multi-wythe masonry city infrastructure and knowledge regarding the sampling and testing strategy for these structures. In turn, this will increase the knowledge on multi-wythe masonry, which is limited in literature, and will support the assessment of many infrastructures in typical Dutch canal cities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationSAHC 2023 - Volume 1
EditorsYohei Endo, Toshikazu Hanazato
PublisherSpringer
Pages527-540
Number of pages14
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-39603-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-39605-2, 978-3-031-39602-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event13th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions 2023: Heritage conservation across boundaries - Obaku Plaza, Uji Campus, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 12 Sept 202315 Sept 2023
https://sahc2023.org/

Publication series

NameRILEM Bookseries
Volume47
ISSN (Print)2211-0844
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0852

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions 2023
Abbreviated titleSAHC 2023
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12/09/2315/09/23
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Keywords

  • cylindrical cores
  • Dutch city infrastructure
  • masonry
  • nonlinear compressive behaviour
  • nonlinear shear-sliding behaviour
  • slightly-destructive testing method

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