University of Calgary

ENCI 649 - Conservation of Heritage Structures I - Fall 2020

Introduction to heritage conservation. Heritage value. Heritage materials and their heterogeneity. Structural systems. Load paths, funicular analysis and thrust lines. Analysis of arches, vaults and domes. Stability versus strength, causes of cracking, collapse mechanisms, geometric considerations. Inspection methodology, investigation and monitoring techniques. Damage assessment and interpretation. Non-destructive and semi-destructive tests. Case studies.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


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