Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:


Or use your Academic/Social account:


You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.


Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message


Verify Password:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Kormann, Mariza; Katsarou, Stella; Katsonopoulou, Dora; Lock, Gary (2015)
Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology
Languages: English
Types: Part of book or chapter of book
Structural integrity modelling and simulation studies were performed on the Helike Corridor House (HCH), a monumental building excavated at the Early Helladic (EH) site of Ancient Helike on the NW Peloponnese, Greece. The aims of the research were to explore building materials and plan alterations of an earlier phase into an EH II-III period Corridor House. Static load analysis followed by buckling (failure) analysis was simulated using ANSYS. Results demonstrate that buckling would develop in the narrow corridor area, being the critical spot in the structure due to its configuration of long tall sidewalls. It is shown that when stairs are introduced, the structure becomes less susceptible to buckling. We conclude that the doubling of the outer walls was a high structural and functional technical innovation which required specialized knowledge on planning and construction highlighting the critical role architecture played in response to upcoming social transformations.
  • The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

    • Academia.edu. (2015). Some Useful Numbers on the Engineering Properties of Materials (Geologic and otherwise) Angle of Internal Friction. [Online] http://www.academia.edu/4156626/Some_Useful_Numbers_on_the_Engineering_Properties_of_Mate rials_Geologic_and_Otherwise_Angle_of_internal_friction. [Accessed: 3rd November 2014] Adorni, E., Coisson, E. and Ferreti, D. (2013) In situ characterization of archaeological adobe bricks.
    • Construction and Building Materials. 40 (March 2013). p.1-9.
    • Hibbeler C. R. (2013). Mechanics of Materials. 9th edition, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
    • Houben, H. and Guillaud, H. (1994) Earth Construction, A comprehensive guide. Rugby Warwickshire: Practical Action Publishing.
    • Iliopoulos, I. (2014) Image Analysis, Samples H61 and H21 [email]. Message to: Katsarou, S. 29 October 2014.
    • Kalogerakou, P. (1999) 'Ta protoelladika II "Oikodomimata me diadromous”: protaseis gia ti leitourgia kai ti simasia tous' In: Kilian-Dirlmeier (ed.) Eliten in der Bronzezeit: Monographien des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums (43). Mainz: p. 87-101.
    • Katsarou-Tzeveleki, S. (2011) Morphology and distribution of pottery at the Early Helladic settlement of Helike, Achaia. In: Katsonopoulou, D. (ed.) Helike IV. Ancient Helike and Aigialeia.
    • Protohelladika: The Southern and Central Greek Mainland, Athens: The Helike Society. p. 89-126.
    • Katsonopoulou, D. (1998). The first excavation at Helike: Klonis field. A preliminary report. In: Katsonopoulou D., Soter S., Schilardi, D. (eds.) (1998) Helike II. Ancient Helike and Aigialeia, Aigion, 1-3 December 1995, Athens: The Helike Society. p.125-145.
    • Katsonopoulou, D. (2005). Test excavations in the Helike Delta in 2000. In: Katsonopoulou, D., Soter S., Koukouvelas I. (eds.) Helike III. Ancient Helike and Aigialeia. Archaeological Sites in Geologically Active Regions, Nikolaiika, Diakopton, 6-8 October 2000, Athens: The Helike Society.
    • p. 33-65.
    • Katsonopoulou, D. (2011). A Proto-urban Early Helladic settlement found on the Helike Delta. In: Katsonopoulou D. (ed.), Helike IV. Ancient Helike and Aigialeia. Protohelladika: The Southern and Central Greek Mainland, Athens: The Helike Society. p. 63-86.
    • Keefe, L. (2005) Earth Building. Methods and materials, repair and conservation. New York: Taylor and Francis.
    • King, Bruce P.E. (1996) Buildings of Earth and Straw. Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing Company.
    • Koutsios, A. and Kontopoulos N. (2011). Middle to Late Holocene Record of Environmental Changes in the Coastal Area of Helike, NW Peloponnese, Greece. In: Katsonopoulou, D. (ed.) Helike IV.
    • Ancient Helike and Aigialeia. Protohelladika: The Southern and Central Greek Mainland, Athens: The Helike Society. p. 185-198.
    • Lawrence, K.L. (2012) ANSYS Workbench Tutorial Release 14, SDC Publications.
    • Lazarova, M., Koutsios, A. and Kontopoulos, N. (2012) Holocene vegetation history of the Kotihi lagoon (northwest Peloponnesus, Greece). Quaternary International - Elsevier. (261). p.138-145.
    • Lock, G. (2003) Using computers in archaeology. Towards virtual pasts. London: Routledge.
    • Maran, J. (1998) Kulturwandel auf dem griechischen Festland und den Kykladen im späten 3.
    • Miles, J., (2014) Integration of laser scanning, photogrammetry and building surveying within the virtual reconstruction of Winchester Cathedral and its precinct buildings. CAA 2914 Paris. Book of Abstracts. [Online] http://caa2014.sciencesconf.org/conference/caa2014/pages/BOACAA_2016.pdf [Accessed: April 2014].
    • Ozkaya, K. (2013) Determination of some physical and mechanical properties of Calabrian pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) trees grown in the Denizli area of Turkey. International Journal of Physical Sciences. 8(46). p. 2063-2068.
    • Palyvou, K. (2005) Akrotiri Thera: An Architecture of Affluence 3,500 Years Old. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press.
    • Peperaki, O. (2004) The House of the Tiles at Lerna: Dimensions of Social Complexity. In: The Emergence of Civilisation Revisited. (ed) Barrett J.C., and Halstead, P. Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology (6). Oxford: Oxbow. p. 214-231.
    • Pullen, D. (2008) The Early Bronze Age in Greece. In: Shelmerdine C.W. (ed) The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p.19-46.
    • Pullen, D. J. (1986) A "House of Tiles at Zygouries"? The function of monumental Early Helladic architecture. In: Hägg, R. and Konsola, D. (eds) Early Helladic Architecture and Urbanization.
    • Göteborg: Paul Åströms Förlag. p. 79-83.
    • Sharpe, W.N. (ed) (2008) Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics. Heidelberg: Springer.
    • Shaw, J.W. (1987) The Early Helladic II Corridor House: Development and Form. The American Journal of Archaeology. (91). p.59-80.
    • Shaw, J.W. (1990) The EH II "Corridor House": problems and possibilities. In: Darque, P. and Treuil, R. (eds). L'Habitat égéen préhistorique BCH. (19). Paris. p. 231-254.
    • Shaw, J.W. (2007). Sequencing the EH II Corridor Houses. British School at Athens. (102). Athens.
    • p. 137-151.
    • SketchUp Pro. (2015) SketchUp main web page: Available from: http://www.sketchup.com/ Soter, S. and Katsonopoulou D. (2011) Submergence and Uplift of Settlements in the Area of Helike, Greece, from the Early Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. Geoarchaeology. 26 (4). p. 584-610.
    • Spatz, H.Ch., Beismann, H., Bruchert, F., Emanns, A., and Speck, T. (1997) Biomechanics of the giant reed Arundo donax. The Royal Society. B (352). London. p. 1-10.
    • THE WOOD DATABASE. (2008) [Online] http://www.wood-database.com/lumberidentification/hardwoods/olive/. [Accessed: 20th February 2015] Walter H. and Felten F. (1988) Alt-Ägina Felten III.1: Die vorgeschichtliche Stadt: Befestigungen, Häuser, Funde. Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.
    • Themelis, P. G. (1984) Early Helladic monumental architecture. Athenische Mitteilungen (99). p. 335- 51.
    • Wiencke, M. (2000) Lerna, a Preclassical Site in the Argolid; The Architecture, Stratigraphy, and Pottery of Lerna III. Results of Excavation by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.(4).
    • Wiencke, M. (1989) Change in Early Helladic II. American Journal of Archaeology. (93). p. 495-509.
  • Inferred research data

    The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

    Title Trust
  • Discovered through pilot similarity algorithms. Send us your feedback.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article