SURVEY OF THE PAGODA TIMBER ROOF IN DERNEBURG CASTLE
- 1iBHolz, Institut für Baukonstruktion und Holzbau, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Schleinitzstraße 21A, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
- 2Institut für Tragwerksentwurf, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Pockelsstrasse 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
- 3Institut Bauwerkserhaltung und Tragwerk, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Beethovenstr. 51, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Keywords: Timber structures, Structural analysis, Roof, CAD representation, Laser scanner survey
Abstract. The work analyses the historical roof of Derneburg Castle, in the municipality of Holle, Hildesheim’s district, Lower Saxony, Germany. The roof is assembled according to Laves Balken’s system (Laves beam’s system), developed by the architect Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves (1788–1864). The system has the peculiarity to consist of beams that are split along the half of the cross section, and maintained diverged by wooden wedges, distributed along the length of the beam. The system increases the height of the beam, and elevates the bending capacity of it (Weber, 1964). The work has been developed in the frame of an interdisciplinary project in the fields of architecture, engineering and photogrammetry. Main aim of the project is the developing of a structural model to understand the load-carrying capacity of Laves Balken’s system from the laser-scanning model. For this reason, extensive surveys and photo documentation were collected on three areas of the roof construction, characterized by three peculiar usage of Laves Balken’s system. The work presents the survey of the pagoda-roof that covers the tower of the castle, and problems that can be encountered during the survey of very complex timber constructions.