STAND4HERITAGE (New STANDards for seismic assessment of built cultural HERITAGE) ambitiously engages in introducing new standards for safeguarding built cultural heritage for the next generations, which is a major societal demand. Due to their large diversity, the accurate description of the structural behaviour of heritage buildings is still an open issue, particularly when subjected to earthquake ground motions.

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Latest News

May 14

Façade overturning is one of the most common failure mechanisms observed in single-nave masonry churches when subjected to seismic action....

April 29

Dr. Vasco Bernardo, Postdoctoral researcher in the S4H Project, was distinguished with the Carlos Sousa Oliveira (CSO) Prize at the...

March 18

In alignment with the objectives of the S4H project, the collaborative efforts of the S4H team, in partnership with Dr. Amir...

February 23

A considerable amount of historic masonry structures (HMS) are composed of irregular stone masonry and populate historic centres worldwide. However,...

December 18

Aligned with the objectives of Work Package 1 (WP1), the S4H Team has recently published a new research paper in the journal Archives...

November 27

The S4H members Dr. Karimzadeh, Dr. Bernardo and Dr. Salvalaggio have recently presented five conference papers at the 7th International...

Latest Publications

Simon Szabó, Marco Francesco Funari, Claudia Casapulla, Marios Chryssanthopoulos and Paulo B. Lourenço
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Seyed Amir Banimahd, Anastasios I. Giouvanidis, Shaghayegh Karimzadeh, Paulo B. Lourenço
Journal Paper
Shaghayegh Karimzadeh, Amirhossein Mohammadi, Sayed Mohammad Sajad Hussaini, Daniel Caicedo, Aysegul Askan, and Paulo B. Lourenço
Journal Paper

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