WIT Press

Influence Of Constructive Systems In The Structural Performance Of Ancient Domes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950212

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1995

Size

1,117 kb

Author(s)

F. Escrig & J.P. Valcarcei

Abstract

Specialization of professionals in each one of the branchs that merge at the architectural work, promotes that when it comes to understanding a complex building, structural, constructive, formal and historical approachs have disconnected viewpoints and that it is not understood that all of them interrelate for a correct interpretation of the whole. This is specially necessary in historical buildings that we preserve not only due to their functional usefulness but also to much more profound values. Briefly, it is done an analysis of different typologies from which domes are solved, paying attention simultaneously to the constructive technology and to the structural effectiveness. 1 Introduction The history of architecture is joined to the history of construc

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