Basalt fibre continuous stitchings for strengthening the dry stone masonry of the Lossetti Tower in Beura-Cardezza (Italy)

  • Francesco Monni, Ph.D. AhRTE Srl - Spin Off Polytechnic University of Marche
  • Enrico Quagliarini, Prof. Polytechnic University of Marche, Dept. of Civil and Building Engineering and Architecture, via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy
  • Stefano Lenci, Prof. Polytechnic University of Marche, Dept. of Civil and Building Engineering and Architecture, via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy

Abstract

Dry stone masonry is widely used in rural and mountain regions and its consolidation is a challenge issue if it is wanted to preserve the peculiarities of masonry texture. In this paper is presented the design approach used for consolidation intervention of Lossetti Tower - a medieval dry stone watchtower located in Beura-Cardezza (Italy, Piemonte Region) - using the technique of continuous basalt fibres stitching, consisting in creating a mesh of BF ropes, which pass through the masonry thickness and tie blocks together. A 3D laser scanner survey of the tower was executed and, to evaluate the technique effectiveness, diagonal compression test on masonry specimens was done, in order to develop a tailored design of the strengthening intervention, in perfect compatibility with the original structures.

Author Biographies

Enrico Quagliarini, Prof., Polytechnic University of Marche, Dept. of Civil and Building Engineering and Architecture, via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy

Full Professor, PhD, Engineer

 

Stefano Lenci, Prof., Polytechnic University of Marche, Dept. of Civil and Building Engineering and Architecture, via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy

Full Professor, PhD, Engineer

Published
2017-07-06
How to Cite
MONNI, Francesco; QUAGLIARINI, Enrico; LENCI, Stefano. Basalt fibre continuous stitchings for strengthening the dry stone masonry of the Lossetti Tower in Beura-Cardezza (Italy). Tema:Technology,Engineering,Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 137-148, july 2017. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/127>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v3i1.127.
Section
Construction history and preservation