Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Abstract

This project aids in the preservation of Venetian bells and towers by improving upon the Venice Project Center’s database, achieved through detailed quantitative surveys of bell towers and creation of interactive virtual tours. To provide a more comprehensive presentation of bell tower data, the Bells Web App was redesigned with improved functionality and visuals. The project explored new promotional methods to increase traffic to the Bells App to increase awareness of the state of the bells and towers. This project also investigated ways to measure the effects of bell swinging forces to determine their impact on the structural integrity of a tower. Finally, the project assessed the safety and accessibility of bell towers to determine if they can be opened to visitation in the future.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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