The Stone Skeleton

Author: Jacques Heyman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521629632
Release Date: 1997-07-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Cambridge's Jacques Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures, such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although his approach is firmly scientific, Heyman does not use complex mathematics. Instead, he introduces the basis of masonry analysis, then considers individual structures, through lucid and informative text. 5 photos. 100 line diagrams. 3 tables.

The Stone Skeleton

Author: Jacques Heyman
ISBN: UCSD:31822018880153
Release Date: 1995-05-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In this book, Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although the approach is firmly scientific, the author does not use complex mathematics. He introduces the basis of masonry analysis in the first two chapters, after which he considers individual structures--including piers, pinnacles, towers, vaults and domes--in more detail. This lucid and informative text will be of particular interest to structural engineers, practicing architects and others involved in the renovation and care of old stone buildings.

The Science of Structural Engineering

Author: Jacques Heyman
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9781783261925
Release Date: 1999-11-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Structures cannot be created without engineering theory, and design rules have existed from the earliest times for building Greek temples, Roman aqueducts and Gothic cathedrals — and later, for steel skyscrapers and the frames for aircraft. This book is, however, not concerned with the description of historical feats, but with the way the structural engineer sets about his business. Galileo, in the seventeenth century, was the first to introduce recognizably modern science into the calculation of structures; he determined the breaking strength of beams. In the eighteenth century engineers moved away from this ‘ultimate load’ approach, and early in the nineteenth century a formal philosophy of design had been established — a structure should remain elastic, with a safety factor on stress built into the analysis. This philosophy held sway for over a century, until the first tests on real structures showed that the stresses confidently calculated by designers could not actually be measured in practice. Structural engineering has taken a completely different path since the middle of the twentieth century; plastic analysis reverts to Galileo's objective of the calculation of ultimate strength, and powerful new theorems now underpin the activities of the structural engineer. This book deals with a technical subject, but the presentation is completely non-mathematical. It makes available to the engineer, the architect and the general reader the principles of structural design. Contents:The Civil EngineerPre ‘Scientific’ TheoryArch Bridges, Domes and VaultsStresses and StrainsFlexure and BucklingThe Theory of StructuresPlastic Theory Readership: Undergraduates in civil engineering, civil, structural and mechanical engineers; architects. Keywords:History of Science;Structural Engineering;Civil Engineering;Arches;Domes;Masonry Vaults;Buckling;Plasticity Theory;Church Architecture

Structural Analysis

Author: Jacques Heyman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521622492
Release Date: 1998-05-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This volume provides a concise, historical review of the methods of structural analysis and design - from Galileo in the seventeenth century, to the present day. Through it, students in structural engineering and professional engineers will gain a deeper understanding of the theory behind the modern software packages they use daily in structural design. This book also offers the reader a lucid examination of the process of structural analysis and how it relates to modern design. The first three chapters cover questions about the strength of materials, and how to calculate local effects. An account is then given of the development of the equations of elastic flexure and buckling, followed by a separate chapter on masonry arches. Three chapters on the overall behaviour of elastic structures lead to a discussion of plastic behaviour, and a final chapter indicates that there are still problems needing solution.

How to Build a Cathedral

Author: Malcolm Hislop
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408171775
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Architecture, Medieval

Gothic cathedrals are monuments to God, witnesses to the historic power of the Church, and symbols of the faith of the thousands of believers who contributed to their creation. They are also astonishing feats of construction and engineering, from a period before steel-making, machine tools and computer simulation; breathtaking in their scale and grandeur even hundreds of years after the religious impulse that produced them has largely faded away. How to Build a Cathedral is a visual exploration of the building of these masterpieces, from the initial groundplan to the topping out of the spire. Illustrated throughout with beautiful engravings, it looks at each element of the structure in turn, explaining the process of construction and the methods that were used. At intervals though the book, special gatefold pages offer a detailed snapshot of the evolution of the building as it rises into the heavens. A 16-page colour section allows for appreciation of stained glass and decorative stonework. With text written by a leading architectural historian, How to Build a Cathedral is an illuminating portrait of the genius of the medieval architect.

Elements of Stress Analysis

Author: Jacques Heyman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521245230
Release Date: 1982-04
Genre: Science

This book analyses problems in elasticity theory, highlighting elements of structural analysis in a simple and straightforward way.

Modern Practical Masonry

Author: Edmund George Warland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317742630
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Genre: Architecture

This work provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organized in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; both basic and advanced geometry and setting-out. It also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used as templates for costing and estimating work. These are as relevant today as they were in the 1920s. It includes a new introduction by Christopher Weeks.

Conservation of Historic Buildings

Author: Bernard Feilden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136415296
Release Date: 2007-06-07
Genre: Architecture

Since its publication in 1982 Sir Bernard Feilden's Conservation of Historic Buildings has become the standard text for architects and others involved in the conservation of historic structures. Leading practitioners around the world have praised the book as being the most significant single volume on the subject to be published. This third edition revises and updates a classic book, including completely new sections on conservation of Modern Movement buildings and non-destructive investigation. The result of the lifetime's experience of one of the world's leading architectural conservators, the book comprehensively surveys the fundamental principles of conservation in their application to historic buildings, and provides the basic information needed by architects, engineers and surveyors for the solution of problems of architectural conservation in almost every climatic region of the world. This edition is organized into three complementary parts: in the first the structure of buildings is dealt with in detail; the second focuses attention on the causes of decay and the materials they affect; and the third considers the practical role of the architect involved in conservation and rehabilitation. As well as being essential reading for architects and others concerned with conservation, many lay people with various kinds of responsibility for historic buildings will find this clearly written, jargon-free work a fruitful source of guidance and information.

Gothic Architecture

Author: Paul Frankl
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300087993
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Architecture

This study of Gothic architecture traces the meaning and development of the Gothic style through medieval churches across Europe. Ranging geographically from Poland to Portugal and from Sicily to Scotland and chronologically from 1093 to 1530, the book analyzes changes from Romanesque to Gothic as well as the evolution within the Gothic style and places these changes in the context of the creative spirit of the Middle Ages.

An Architect and His Son

Author: Rafael Guastavino
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 9780788441431
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Reference

Ita s the late nineteenth century and New York City is booming. In the midst of an industrial revolution, with growth and opportunity everywhere, the city attracts those with ambition and talent like a magnet. Caught in the pull is a young and accomplished

Building Construction Before Mechanization

Author: John Fitchen
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026256047X
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Architecture

Discusses building stresses, falsework, lifting devices, ropes, ladders, wood construction, masonry, native homes, the pyramids, safety, and the cultural and physical aspects of architecture

Multi Storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures

Author: Kim S. Elliott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118587355
Release Date: 2013-10-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Precast reinforced and prestressed concrete frames provide a high strength, stable, durable and robust solution for any multi-storey structure, and are widely regarded as a high quality, economic and architecturally versatile technology for the construction of multi-storey buildings. The resulting buildings satisfy a wide range of commercial and industrial needs. Precast concrete buildings behave in a different way to those where the concrete is cast in-situ, with the components subject to different forces and movements. These factors are explored in detail in the second edition of Multi-Storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures, providing a detailed understanding of the procedures involved in precast structural design. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments, and includes many structural calculations based on EUROCODE standards. These are shown in parallel with similar calculations based on British Standards to ensure the designer is fully aware of the differences required in designing to EUROCODE standards. Civil and structural engineers as well as final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil and structural engineering will all find this book to be thorough overview of this important construction technology.

English Stone Building

Author: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
ISBN: 0575058463
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Architecture

Using a mimimum of technical jargon, this is a history of the early use of stone, and a description of English building-stones. Chapters cover types of masonry, mortars and pointing, decorative uses of stone, and roofing. An essay by Michael Stratton on contemporary stone building is included.