By Helena Cruz, José Saporiti Machado, Alfredo Campos Costa, Paulo Xavier Candeias, Nicola Ruggieri, José Manuel Catarino
This publication offers a variety of the simplest papers from the center 2015 convention, held in Lisbon, Portugal, which supplied a beneficial discussion board for engineers and designers, researchers and educators to switch perspectives and findings in regards to the technological heritage, development positive factors and seismic habit of ancient timber-framed partitions within the Mediterranean international locations. the themes coated are vast ranging and contain old elements and examples of using timber-framed building platforms in keeping with earthquakes, corresponding to the gaiola process in Portugal and the Bourbon process in southern Italy; interpretation of the reaction of timber-framed partitions to seismic activities in keeping with calculations and experimental checks; evaluate of the effectiveness of fix and strengthening strategies, e.g., utilizing aramid fiber wires or sheets; and modelling analyses. furthermore, at the foundation of case experiences, a technique is gifted that's appropriate to analysis, strengthening and development of seismic functionality and is appropriate with glossy theoretical rules and conservation standards. it's was hoping that, through contributing to the information of this development method, the e-book may also help to advertise conservation of this significant component to Europe’s architectural historical past.