The Stone Skeleton: Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture

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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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What is the timescale for the settlement and cracking of an old stone building? How do the elegant flying buttresses of a Gothic cathedral safely transfer thrust to the foundations? And what is the effect of wind on a stone spire, or bell-ringing on a church tower? These and many other questions pertinent to the upkeep of old stone buildings are answered in this clear and authoritative guide This lucid and informative text will be of particular interest to structural engineers, practising 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... The book is clearly written, meticulously illustrated, and beautifully bound. The author's fascination and love of his subject is infectious." M.-A. Erki, Applied Mechanics Review

"...one of the most fascinating books on structural engineering that this reviewer has read in recent years." S.C. Anand, Choice

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. What is the timescale for the settlement and cracking of an old stone building? How do the elegant flying buttresses of a Gothic cathedral safely transfer thrust to the foundations? And what is the effect of wind on a stone spire, or bell-ringing on a church tower? These and many other questions pertinent to the upkeep of old stone structures are answered in this clear and authoritative guide. With a firm scientific basis, but without the use of complex mathematics, the author provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures. The basis of masonry analysis is introduced in the first two chapters, after which individual structures - including piers, pinnacles, towers, vaults and domes - are considered in more detail. This lucid and informative text will be of particular interest to structural engineers, practising architects and others involved in the renovation and care of old stone buildings. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780521629638

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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 0521629632 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. 172 pages. Codice libro della libreria 062571

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. What is the timescale for the settlement and cracking of an old stone building? How do the elegant flying buttresses of a Gothic cathedral safely transfer thrust to the foundations? And what is the effect of wind on a stone spire, or bell-ringing on a church tower? These and many other questions pertinent to the upkeep of old stone structures are answered in this clear and authoritative guide. With a firm scientific basis, but without the use of complex mathematics, the author provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures. The basis of masonry analysis is introduced in the first two chapters, after which individual structures - including piers, pinnacles, towers, vaults and domes - are considered in more detail. This lucid and informative text will be of particular interest to structural engineers, practising architects and others involved in the renovation and care of old stone buildings. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780521629638

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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1997. Condizione libro: New. 1997. Reprint. Paperback. A clear and authoritative guide for structural engineers, practising architects and others involved in the renovation and care of old stone buildings. Num Pages: 172 pages, 105 b/w illus. 3 tables. BIC Classification: TGB; TNK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 155 x 229 x 11. Weight in Grams: 268. Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture. 172 pages, 105 b/w illus. 3 tables. A clear and authoritative guide for structural engineers, practising architects and others involved in the renovation and care of old stone buildings. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: TGB; TNK. Dimension: 155 x 229 x 11. Weight: 276. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780521629638

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