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The Stone Skeleton : Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture - Jacques Heyman

The Stone Skeleton

Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture

Paperback Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9780521629638
Number Of Pages: 172

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In this book, Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although the approach is firmly scientific, the author does not use complex mathematics. He introduces the basis of masonry analysis in the first two chapters, after which he considers individual structures--including piers, pinnacles, towers, vaults and domes--in more detail. This lucid and informative text will be of particular interest to structural engineers, practicing architects and others involved in the renovation and care of old stone buildings.

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'... this book is a delight for the student of architecture, engineering, history, and art. Visually, this slim volume ... is elegant ... will appeal to a wide readership, both technical and artistic ... The book is clearly written, meticulously illustrated, and beautifully bound. The author's fascination and love of this subject is infectious.' M. A. Erki, Applied Mechanics Review Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Books 1996. '... one of the most fascinating books on structural engineering that this reviewer has read in recent years.' S. C. Anand, Choice '... many clear illustrations complement the scholarly text ... unites and updates much that has been published elsewhere. Excellent for structural engineers, whether students or practitioners.' New Scientist '... unravels the science behind piers, pinnacles, towers, vaults and domes.' Nature

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Structural criteriap. 3
Modern analysisp. 5
The elastic solutionp. 8
Plastic theoryp. 10
Structural Theory of Masonryp. 12
The voussoir archp. 15
The geometrical factor of safetyp. 20
The master 'safe' theoremp. 22
Settlement and crackingp. 23
Time scale for settlementp. 24
Modelsp. 25
Domesp. 27
The dome as a membranep. 28
Stresses in shellsp. 30
The uniform hemispherical domep. 31
Cracking of domesp. 35
The minimum thickness of a hemispherical domep. 39
Incomplete hemispheresp. 41
Segmental domesp. 46
The Masonry Vaultp. 48
The barrel vaultp. 48
The cross-vaultp. 51
Vault thrustsp. 55
Ungewitter's tablesp. 62
The pathology of the quadripartite vaultp. 66
Superimposed loads on vaultingp. 71
The sexpartite vaultp. 73
The fan vaultp. 75
Some Structural Elementsp. 83
The wallp. 83
The pierp. 86
The pinnaclep. 88
The flying buttressp. 91
The tas de chargep. 106
Towers and Bellsp. 109
The Campanile in Venicep. 109
Collapses at Beauvais, 1284 and 1573p. 111
The crossing towerp. 118
The effects of bell-ringingp. 121
Wind loadsp. 125
Spiresp. 127
The spire tipp. 129
The spire as a conical shellp. 131
The octagonal spirep. 133
Leaning spiresp. 136
Timber spiresp. 137
Some Historical Notesp. 139
Villard de Honnecourt(1)p. 139
Before Villardp. 141
Villard(2)p. 143
The expertises at Milanp. 143
The Renaissancep. 150
Bibliographyp. 155
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9780521629638
ISBN-10: 0521629632
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 1st September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.27