Timber Elements: Traditional and Modern Strengthening Techniques

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Tomme: LVI (LX) | Fascicle: 3 | 2010
Pages: 75-86
Abstract text:
The main idea of this paper is to analyse the means for the rehabilitation of our cultural heritage timber structures. Several methods together with their application techniques are described, and also, the reasons for what these strengthening operations become imminent at a point. First of all, the necessity of the timber structural elements strengthening is explained through a short presentation of the factors which are degrading the material. Then, certain precautions and strengthening procedures are presented, all involving the usage of traditional materials like wood, metal, or concrete, and of modern materials like fiber reinforced polymeric composite.
Key Words:
timber structure; aesthetic aspect; degrading factors; strengthening; wood; traditional materials; composite materials; polymeric composite.

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Author(s) Information

Oana Stănilă
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Jassy, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering.
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Dorina Isopescu
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Jassy, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering.
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Raluca Hohan
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Jassy, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering.
Email: hohan.raluca@yahoo.com

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