WIT Press


The Sail-vault: A Survey Of Constructive Techniques To Stabilize A Sophisticated Structure

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990581

Volume

42

Pages

8

Published

1999

Size

926 kb

Author(s)

M. Cobreros, E. Vazquez

Abstract

The Andalusian Renaissance architecture has been well studied but there is still a lack of information on the complicated structures that architects used in that period. The sail-vault was used in profusion, but their particular mode of operation has not been studied in detail. Current mathematical analyses systematically ignore these structures. This paper introduces an attempt to determine more information on these structures. 1 Introduction The geometry of the sail-vault is very well known and they can be visualised as a sphere cap resting on four pendatives, although this image does not work in the cas

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