WIT Press


Comparison Between The Stress Measurement And Its Numerical Simulation In The Gothic Cathedrals

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM950551

Volume

12

Pages

7

Published

1995

Size

517 kb

Author(s)

S. Sanchez Beitia, J. Barrallo Calonge & A. Zulueta Goienetxea

Abstract

The constructive characteristics of the gothic style are unique in the history of architecture: its high vaults, the walls covered with tracery, the extern systems of containment,... The slenderness of these elements forced gothic cathedrals to stay in a perfect state of equilibrium, causing serious structural damages when it disappears. To prevent and correct the malfunction that nowadays present these big churches, is necessary to combine adequately simulation methods with measurement methods in situ. But there are many factors that must be taken into account at the moment of realize a detailed analysis: the heterogeneity of the stone

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