WIT Press

Persian Vaulted Architecture: Morphology And Equilibrium Of Vaults Under Static And Dynamic Loads

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950461

Volume

16

Pages

9

Published

1995

Size

850 kb

Author(s)

A. Chassagnoux

Abstract

Persia has created an original monumental vaulted architecture, whose morphology replies to spiritual and technical imperatives, sometimes contradictory. The analysis of calculations to finite elements undertaken on several models of vaults, under dynamic and static loads, allows us to specify the evolution of techniques of vaulting of the Persian architecture in the course of centuries, and to test the empirical solution pertinence used. 1 Specificity of the Persian vaulted architecture Pre-Islamic Persia has created an original monumental vaulted architecture. Its architectural forms reply essentially to two imperatives: a technical imperative and a spiritual imperative. From a technical point of view, the Iranian geographical space being often

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