An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics : Part II: Vaulted Structures and Elastic Systems

This book is one of the finest I have ever read. To write a foreword for· it is an honor, difficult to accept. Everyone knows that architects and master masons, long before there were mathematical theories, erected structures of astonishing originality, strength, and beauty. Many of these still stan...

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Main Author: Benvenuto, Edoardo
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 1991, 1991
Edition:1st ed. 1991
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Table of Contents:
  • of Part II
  • III Arches, Domes and Vaults
  • 9 Knowledge and Prejudice before the Eighteenth Century
  • 10 First Theories about the Statics of Arches and Domes
  • 11 Architectonic Debates
  • 12 Later Research
  • IV The Theory of Elastic Systems
  • 13 The Eighteenth-century Debate on the Supports Problem
  • 14 The Path Towards Energetical Principles
  • 15 The Discovery of General Methods for the Calculation of Elastic Systems
  • 16 From the Theory of Elastic Systems to Structural Engineering
  • Author Index