S4H team members recently presented their research work in the 2022 (April 4-8, 2022, Guimarães, Portugal) peer-review meeting of the Repair and Retrofitting component of the Bagan Conservation Project of the Getty Institute. The multi-year project aims to develop a sustainable and holistic approach to the conservation and management of the site of Bagan. It addresses five targeted conservation challenges: site management, repair and seismic retrofitting of monuments, conserving decorated elements of the site, information management and the training of local professionals.
Numerous interesting presentations and discussions were given about the state of the project, seismic hazards, construction practices at Bagan, material survey techniques and approaches for retrofitting and structural analysis. These outcomes can be found on the website (link below).
As the topic of the meeting is linked to the objectives of Stand4Heritage, some of the outcomes of the S4H project have been introduced to the participants. Specifically, Georgios Vlachakis and Dr. Marco Funari presented their work on rocking mechanics and limit analysis while Dr. Shaghayegh Naghshsineh described her work on probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. The participants of the meeting also had the opportunity to visit the experimental facilities of the University of Minho and, in particular, S4H (shaking-table, tilting table, settlement table).
More information about the project can be found here: https://www.getty.edu/conservation/our_projects/field_projects/bagan/
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