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Bramante's Design For The Dome Of St. Peter's Cathedral In Rome. A Study Using Experimental Stress Analysis Techniques

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990011

Volume

42

Pages

9

Published

1999

Size

798 kb

Author(s)

F. Krauss

Abstract

Bramante's design for the cupola of St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome was not realised. It can be discussed as to whether or not his design could have actually been constructed. This question was researched in two studies, using planar, (2-dimensional) and spatial, (3-dimensional), models of light chains. The research was also prompted to assist future comprehension of maintenance, service, and repair of the historic domed structures. 1 Introduction In 1506 the construction of the St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome began, using Bramante's design and under his supervision. Bramante's successors, among others master builders Raffael, Antonio da Sangallo jun., Michelangelo and della Porta, repeatedly

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