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Stone Skeleton Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture

ISBN-10: 0521629632
ISBN-13: 9780521629638
Edition: 1997
Authors: Jacques Heyman
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Description: With a firm scientific basis, but without the use of complex mathematics, Heyman provides a thorough, intuitive understanding of masonry structures in an informative text aimed at all those involved in the renovation and care of old stone buildings.

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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/3/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

With a firm scientific basis, but without the use of complex mathematics, Heyman provides a thorough, intuitive understanding of masonry structures in an informative text aimed at all those involved in the renovation and care of old stone buildings.

Preface
Introduction
Structural criteria
Modern analysis
The elastic solution
Plastic theory
Structural Theory of Masonry
The voussoir arch
The geometrical factor of safety
The master 'safe' theorem
Settlement and cracking
Time scale for settlement
Models
Domes
The dome as a membrane
Stresses in shells
The uniform hemispherical dome
Cracking of domes
The minimum thickness of a hemispherical dome
Incomplete hemispheres
Segmental domes
The Masonry Vault
The barrel vault
The cross-vault
Vault thrusts
Ungewitter's tables
The pathology of the quadripartite vault
Superimposed loads on vaulting
The sexpartite vault
The fan vault
Some Structural Elements
The wall
The pier
The pinnacle
The flying buttress
The tas de charge
Towers and Bells
The Campanile in Venice
Collapses at Beauvais, 1284 and 1573
The crossing tower
The effects of bell-ringing
Wind loads
Spires
The spire tip
The spire as a conical shell
The octagonal spire
Leaning spires
Timber spires
Some Historical Notes
Villard de Honnecourt(1)
Before Villard
Villard(2)
The expertises at Milan
The Renaissance
Bibliography
Index

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