Structural analysis of the Temple church in Valencia Structural analysis of the Temple church in Valencia Structural analysis of the Temple church in Valencia Structural analysis of the Temple church in Valencia Structural analysis of the Temple church in Valencia Structural analysis of the Temple church in Valencia Structural analysis of the Temple church in Valencia Structural analysis of the Temple church in Valencia

 
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Structural analysis of the Temple church in Valencia
2020
ARZOBISPADO DE VALENCIA

The Temple Church of Valencia, located in the square of the same name, dates from 1773. It is located on the west side of the Temple Palace, which since 1952, houses the city's Civil Government. The Italian-style neoclassical ensemble was designed by the Valencian architects Vicente Gascó, Antonio and Diego Cubillas. The church has a basilica plan with three longitudinal naves, the central nave being wider, with a slightly prominent transept and a brick dome with a drum at the intersection of both.

Motivated by the existing set of cracks in a large part of the monument, consisting of marked cracking of the vaults and lunettes of the central and lateral naves, Windmill is in charge of carrying out the structural analysis of the church. To carry out this work, information complementary to the analysis itself was available, such as the partial topographic survey of the building using a 3D point cloud system, data from already installed cracks, plans of the monument's geometry and reports related to nondestructive tests carried out through the geo-radar technique.

The work was especially difficult due to the complexity of the geometry, which has been fully modeled using a calculation model based on the finite element method and the characterization of the construction materials themselves due to heterogeneity and level of uncertainty about the same.