C. KÖPP, C. MAIERHOFER and A. ZIEBOLZ
Federal Institute for Materials Research & Testing (BAM), Germany
The EC-project with the acronym ONSITEFORMASONRY will provide improved methodologies for the evaluation of the structure of historic masonry Cultural Heritages. It will enable owners and end-users of Cultural Heritages to solve structural problems caused by environmental factors and which threaten the safety of buildings and citizens. It will establish new criteria for increased frequency of inspection. The approach will be to develop a diagnostic methodology based on non-destructive testing (NDT) and minor destructive testing (MDT) techniques to develop a positioning sensor for effective data acquisition, to develop software for combined data analysis and reconstruction and to improve existing and to develop new models for structural evaluation and redesign. The results will be evaluated by performing field tests, and their impact on the assessment of Cultural Heritages will be quantified and disseminated.