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In this paper a pioneering, transparent restoration methodology is presented, introducing structural glass elements to substitute missing components of damaged monuments and simultaneously reinforce the original structure. To prove the feasibility of the concept, a damaged medieval tower in Toolse, Estonia is selected as a case study: Soil movements and over-consolidated clay layers result to a widening vertical crack, approximately one meter wide. Alternative designs, with float and cast glass components respectively, are proposed for restoring the crack and improving the wall’s stability. The considerable differences in strength and stiffness between the original wall and the glass addition require connections that establish a coherent system. Specimens bonded with selected adhesives are tested in shear and evaluated. Finally, full-scale prototypes of a characteristic part of the wall are produced and tested in three point bending to compare the overall cooperation and compatibility of each design with the medieval wall.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
Subtitle of host publicationCape Town, South Africa
EditorsAlphose Zingoni
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Event6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation: Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 Sep 20167 Sep 2016
Conference number: 6


Conference6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
Abbreviated titleSEMC 2016
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town

    Research areas

  • Glass restoration, Structural glass, Monument reinforcement, Restoration

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