G.C. MANOS, L. PAPAS, V. SOULIS and A. DIAGOUMA
Department of. Civil Eng. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki 54006, GREECE. Fax 0030310995769, email
This paper includes a numerical investigation of the simulation of the behaviour of Byzantine Churches under the action of vertical forces together with horizontal seismic action. Initially, the topology of such structures is investigated together with the primary resisting structural elements. This is also combined with the damage observed in this type of structure. Finally, some of the results obtained in the framework of an investigation towards the restoration effort of the church of the Assumption of The Mother of God (Koimiseos tis Theotokou) at Zervati of the District of Argyrokastro, Albania are also included. This is again mainly a numerical study complemented by a site investigation and a proposal for certain restoration measures.