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A Proposal for a New Type of Prefabricated Stone Wall

Maurizio Brocato
W. Deleporte
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J. E. Tanguy
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This article deals with the proposal of a stone prefabricated structure. Today, prefabrication promises convenience when applied to the construction industry, in terms of project costs abatement, ecology and final results quality. Notwithstanding, it implies some technological expedients that cannot be overlooked and that should be solved with an accurate engineering effort. Furthermore, freestone manifests qualities related to sustainable development, durability and aesthetic that lead us to want to extend this material use in contemporary architecture. Our proposal combines these issues. We present a design description of a sandwich structure in dimension stone and an analysis of its mechanical behavior that could confirm it responds positively to all the typical loading conditions of a prefabricated structure. In conclusion, we also report a record of a first constructive experimentation performed on this type of structure as a further confirmation of its efficacy.
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hal-01157343 , version 1 (27-05-2015)



Maurizio Brocato, W. Deleporte, L. Mondardini, J. E. Tanguy. A Proposal for a New Type of Prefabricated Stone Wall. International Journal of Space Structures, 2014, 29 (2), pp.97-112. ⟨10.1260/0266-3511.29.2.97⟩. ⟨hal-01157343⟩
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