Inventory of repair and strengthening methods timber
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The objective of this research was to produce an inventory on stabilization, repair and strengthening methods aiming at the structural restoration of timber structures. A parallel study on the properties of the material, its historical use on structures as well as the causes for the need of interventions had the objective of helping the accurate judgment on the suitability of the presented techniques. The research of both traditional and modern solutions, with the use of different materials, their practical applications, medium and long term performance, and compliance with conservation principles resulted in a compendium of repair and strengthening techniques with a sound discussion on advantages, limitations and ideal application, following the practice recommendations of the modern philosophy of conservation and restoration.