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The Stone Skeleton

Author : Jacques Heyman
ISBN : 0521629632
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Cambridge's Jacques Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures, such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although his approach is firmly scientific, Heyman does not use complex mathematics. Instead, he introduces the basis of masonry analysis, then considers individual structures, through lucid and informative text. 5 photos. 100 line diagrams. 3 tables.

The Science Of Structural Engineering

Author : Jacques Heyman
ISBN : 9781783261925
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Structures cannot be created without engineering theory, and design rules have existed from the earliest times for building Greek temples, Roman aqueducts and Gothic cathedrals — and later, for steel skyscrapers and the frames for aircraft. This book is, however, not concerned with the description of historical feats, but with the way the structural engineer sets about his business. Galileo, in the seventeenth century, was the first to introduce recognizably modern science into the calculation of structures; he determined the breaking strength of beams. In the eighteenth century engineers moved away from this ‘ultimate load’ approach, and early in the nineteenth century a formal philosophy of design had been established — a structure should remain elastic, with a safety factor on stress built into the analysis. This philosophy held sway for over a century, until the first tests on real structures showed that the stresses confidently calculated by designers could not actually be measured in practice. Structural engineering has taken a completely different path since the middle of the twentieth century; plastic analysis reverts to Galileo's objective of the calculation of ultimate strength, and powerful new theorems now underpin the activities of the structural engineer. This book deals with a technical subject, but the presentation is completely non-mathematical. It makes available to the engineer, the architect and the general reader the principles of structural design. Contents:The Civil EngineerPre ‘Scientific’ TheoryArch Bridges, Domes and VaultsStresses and StrainsFlexure and BucklingThe Theory of StructuresPlastic Theory Readership: Undergraduates in civil engineering, civil, structural and mechanical engineers; architects. Keywords:History of Science;Structural Engineering;Civil Engineering;Arches;Domes;Masonry Vaults;Buckling;Plasticity Theory;Church Architecture

Structural Analysis

Author : Jacques Heyman
ISBN : 0521622492
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This volume provides a concise, historical review of the methods of structural analysis and design - from Galileo in the seventeenth century, to the present day. Through it, students in structural engineering and professional engineers will gain a deeper understanding of the theory behind the modern software packages they use daily in structural design. This book also offers the reader a lucid examination of the process of structural analysis and how it relates to modern design. The first three chapters cover questions about the strength of materials, and how to calculate local effects. An account is then given of the development of the equations of elastic flexure and buckling, followed by a separate chapter on masonry arches. Three chapters on the overall behaviour of elastic structures lead to a discussion of plastic behaviour, and a final chapter indicates that there are still problems needing solution.

Modern Practical Masonry

Author : Edmund George Warland
ISBN : 9781317742630
Genre : Architecture
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This work provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organized in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; both basic and advanced geometry and setting-out. It also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used as templates for costing and estimating work. These are as relevant today as they were in the 1920s. It includes a new introduction by Christopher Weeks.

How To Build A Cathedral

Author : Malcolm Hislop
ISBN : 1408171775
Genre : Architecture, Medieval
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Gothic cathedrals are monuments to God, witnesses to the historic power of the Church, and symbols of the faith of the thousands of believers who contributed to their creation. They are also astonishing feats of construction and engineering, from a period before steel-making, machine tools and computer simulation; breathtaking in their scale and grandeur even hundreds of years after the religious impulse that produced them has largely faded away. How to Build a Cathedral is a visual exploration of the building of these masterpieces, from the initial groundplan to the topping out of the spire. Illustrated throughout with beautiful engravings, it looks at each element of the structure in turn, explaining the process of construction and the methods that were used. At intervals though the book, special gatefold pages offer a detailed snapshot of the evolution of the building as it rises into the heavens. A 16-page colour section allows for appreciation of stained glass and decorative stonework. With text written by a leading architectural historian, How to Build a Cathedral is an illuminating portrait of the genius of the medieval architect.

Gothic Architecture

Author : Paul Frankl
ISBN : 0300087993
Genre : Architecture
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This study of Gothic architecture traces the meaning and development of the Gothic style through medieval churches across Europe. Ranging geographically from Poland to Portugal and from Sicily to Scotland and chronologically from 1093 to 1530, the book analyzes changes from Romanesque to Gothic as well as the evolution within the Gothic style and places these changes in the context of the creative spirit of the Middle Ages.

Building Construction Before Mechanization

Author : John Fitchen
ISBN : 026256047X
Genre : Architecture
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Discusses building stresses, falsework, lifting devices, ropes, ladders, wood construction, masonry, native homes, the pyramids, safety, and the cultural and physical aspects of architecture

Elements Of Stress Analysis

Author : Jacques Heyman
ISBN : 0521245230
Genre : Science
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This book analyses problems in elasticity theory, highlighting elements of structural analysis in a simple and straightforward way.

An Architect And His Son

Author : Rafael Guastavino
ISBN : 9780788441431
Genre : Reference
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Ita s the late nineteenth century and New York City is booming. In the midst of an industrial revolution, with growth and opportunity everywhere, the city attracts those with ambition and talent like a magnet. Caught in the pull is a young and accomplished

Constructing Architecture

Author : Andrea Deplazes
ISBN : 9783764371906
Genre : Architecture
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Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

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