Monitoring the Mechanical Behavior of the Weathervane Sculpture Mounted Atop Seville Cathedral’s Giralda Tower

@article{Sols2010MonitoringTM,
  title={Monitoring the Mechanical Behavior of the Weathervane Sculpture Mounted Atop Seville Cathedral’s Giralda Tower},
  author={Mario Sol{\'i}s and Ant{\'o}nio Romero and Pedro Galv{\'i}n},
  journal={Structural Health Monitoring},
  year={2010},
  volume={9},
  pages={41 - 57}
}
This article presents the application of monitoring and detection of structural damage techniques to a historic monument. Seville cathedral’s famous bell tower ‘La Giralda’ is 96 m tall and is crowned with a large 16th century sculpture known as ‘Giraldillo’. The sculpture is supported with an internal bar structure, which is fitted over the axis about which it rotates according to the wind direction, allowing it to function as a weathervane. Between 1999 and 2005 the Giraldillo was demounted… 
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