Masonry Construction: Structural Mechanics and Other Aspects / Edition 1

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This volume contains eight contributions on the common theme of masonry construction. The publication coincides with the retirement of Dr Jacques Heyman from his Professorship of Engineering in the University of Cambridge, and Headship of the University's Engineering Department.
It is entirely appropriate to have a collection of papers in honour of Professor Heyman at this time; for he has made signal contributions to our understanding of masonry construction over the past thirty years or so. It is no exaggeration to say that he has radically changed the way in which engineers think about masonry structures, particularly in relation to the old ecclesiastical buildings and bridges. Indeed it is hard to imagine what this subject would be like today in the absence of Professor Heyman's seminal papers.

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Reprinted from Meccanica vol. 27, no 3 (1992), eight articles discuss themes related to masonry construction, including calculating the stability of leaning towers, a computational model for three-dimensional structures, strengthening buildings to withstand earthquakes, and the deterioration of stone/iron structures. Includes abstracts in Italian. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792318460
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/30/1992
  • Edition description: Reprinted from 'MECCANICA', 27/3, 1992, 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 98
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Leaning Towers; J. Heyman. A Computational Model for the Limit Analysis of Three-dimensional Masonry Construction; R.K. Livesley. New Trends in the Analysis of Masonry Construction; S. di Pasquale. On the Equilibrium and Collapse of Masonry Bodies; M. Como. Modelling the Dynamics of Large-block Structures; G. Augusti, A. Sinopoli. Strengthening Buildings of Rubble-stone Masonry to Resist Earthquakes; R. Spence, A.W. Coburn. Repair of Masonry Structures; F. Wenzel. Damage to Structures by the Expansive Force of Rusting; J.E. Harris.

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