Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Innovative Design Procedures for Masonry Structures - Case Studies

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Title: Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Innovative Design Procedures for Masonry Structures - Case Studies

Author(s): Zareh B. Gregorian

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 85

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 95-120

Keywords: buildings; evaluation; masonry; reinforced masonry; renovating; structural design.

Date: 4/1/1985

Abstract:
This paper discusses the investigation, renovation, and restoration of ancient masonry as well as the design of modern reinforced brick masonry structures. Two categories (a) ancient brick and stone masonry structures and (b) modern reinforced brick masonry structures are discussed. Relationship between modern shell theory formulas are derived. A practical procedure which has been used for constructing modern reinforced brick structures is outlined for category (b) structures. Case studies are discussed for category (a) structures for ancient buildings such as the Soltanieh Mosque being restored by ISMEO, and the Golestan Palace which has been redesigned and restored under the supervision of the author, applying the shell theory as presented in this paper. The paper also contains case studies for two categories, (b) modern buildings "Iran Center for Management Studies" in conjuction with Harvard University and the "Bu Ali Sina University," which are designed in accordance with the criteria mentioned above for the design of modern reinforced brick masonry structures.