Presentation Title

Damage Detection on Historic Stone Masonry Using Non-Destructive Testing

Advisor Information

Ece Erdogmus

Location

Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

8-3-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

8-3-2013 12:00 PM

Abstract

Non-destructive testing has allowed engineers to determine the structural integrity of existing buildings and infrastructure. This has provided the industry with a more economical solution to maintaining historical buildings and reinforcing them as necessary. This research focused on a non-destructive testing method called Impact-Echo, which observes frequencies created by an impact source to determine the condition of the test specimen. Based on a case study at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey, the goal of this research focused on developing a methodology to be used to rate and rank the current condition of marble blocks. These blocks were once a part of a 3rd century Ancient Roman Temple which has collapsed. The ultimate goal is the understand the initial causes of the collapse and to design a partial reconstruction. Impact-Echo testing is to be used to determine the structural integrity of the marble blocks to create a safe partial reconstruction in the future while preserving the historical value of the site.

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Damage Detection on Historic Stone Masonry Using Non-Destructive Testing

Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Non-destructive testing has allowed engineers to determine the structural integrity of existing buildings and infrastructure. This has provided the industry with a more economical solution to maintaining historical buildings and reinforcing them as necessary. This research focused on a non-destructive testing method called Impact-Echo, which observes frequencies created by an impact source to determine the condition of the test specimen. Based on a case study at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey, the goal of this research focused on developing a methodology to be used to rate and rank the current condition of marble blocks. These blocks were once a part of a 3rd century Ancient Roman Temple which has collapsed. The ultimate goal is the understand the initial causes of the collapse and to design a partial reconstruction. Impact-Echo testing is to be used to determine the structural integrity of the marble blocks to create a safe partial reconstruction in the future while preserving the historical value of the site.