Persian Architectural Heritage: Structure
Authors: Mehrdad Hejazi, University of Isfahan, Iran and Fatemeh Mehdizadeh Saradj, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
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During its long history Persian culture has played a fundamental role in and has made major contributions to, human civilisation. During the last few decades, scholarly interest in Persian culture, including its history, archaeology, art and architecture, has accelerated research into Persian cultural heritage. Scientific studies have provided information about knowledge on which Persian traditional buildings are based and methodologies used for their preservation. This book gives comprehensive information about Persian architectural heritage for scholars, students and practicing engineers in civil, structural, architectural, hydraulic, and restoration engineering, and other related disciplines.
The structural features of heritage architecture are the focus of this book. It describes the construction materials used in architectural heritage structures, traditional construction technology and structural analysis of architectural heritage, arches, vaults, and domes. The book is not only a reference work but also contains theory written in such a way that it appeals to practising engineers, as well as students and researchers.