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Project ID: EVK4-CT-2001-00060
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Spain

Reports on the evaluation of pilot sites

For the validation of non-destructive methods and structural models for the structural assessment of historic masonry, it is necessary to carry out experimental tests on pilot sites. Due to the great number of different types of masonries and structural typologies, the studied methods have to be applied on several pilot sites to check the reliability and applicability according to different materials and typologies, deterioration mechanisms, environmental conditions, and types of constructions.

Therefore, the reports on the evaluation on pilot sites will be useful information for manufactures of NDT equipment, service providers, cultural heritage managers, construction industry and also city authorities, to have information about appropriate methods for the structural assessment of a masonry buildings.

The end-users have proposed 25 buildings of different typology and materials affected by some typical problems that have to be investigated by the application of NDTs. The strategies will be validated according to the different problems on the selected pilot sites by different partners (NDT-appliers).

The measurement campaigns at the selected sites started in summer of 2003 and they will continue till march 2004. After analysing the data and combine the results the reports will be prepared.


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