WIT Press


The Typology Of Three-centre Masonry Vaults In The Venetian Tradition. A Method Of Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990311

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

987 kb

Author(s)

G. Riva, D. Golcic & A. Zanella

Abstract

The need to check the static and mechanical behaviour of arched masonry structures, widely used on the Venetian mainland throughout the nineteenth century, requires investigation of the relationship between technological aspects - the choice and use of materials, the use of temporary works, intuition and devices coded by tradition - and structural problems. The method proposed makes use of diagnostic investigations on the site and of historic research into the constructive principles, the rules of the craft, coded by technical treatises, for determining the surrounding conditions as support for the methods of calculation. The former make it po

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