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Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions, Second Edition

Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions, Second Edition
Springer | Mechanics | Jan. 21 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319245678 | 619 pages | pdf | 25.3 mb
Authors: Como, Mario
Presents a new comprehensive, unified theory of statics of masonry constructions
Based on an interdisciplinary approach analyzing the statics of a large variety of masonry constructions such as arches, domes, cross and cloister vaults, piers, towers, cathedrals and buildings under seismic actions
The second edition includes important additions and emendations devoted to the history of the Statics of Masonry Constructions, the study of the counterforts and buttresses, and the study of important monuments constituting the architectural heritage, such as the Brunelleschi Dome or the large Cross Vaults of the Diocletian Baths in Rome and some improvements on the Statics of Coliseum in Rome

This successful book, which is now appearing in its second edition, presents a comprehensive new Statics of Masonry Constructions. Masonry constructions are the great majority of the buildings in Europe’s historic centres and the most important monuments in its architectural heritage. Given the age of these constructions, the demand for safety assessments and restoration projects is pressing and constant. The book you hold in hands contributes to fill this demand. The second edition integrates the original text of the first edition with new developments, widening and revisions, due to recent research studies achievements.
The result is a book that gives a complete picture of the behaviour of the Masonry Constructions. First of all, it gives the fundamentals of its Statics, based on the no-tension assumption, and then it develops the Limit Analysis for the Masonry Constructions. In this framework, through an interdisciplinary approach combining Engineering and Architecture, the book also investigates the static behaviour of many historic monuments, such as the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the domes of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and St Peter’s in Rome, as well as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Gothic Cathedrals. Finally, the book gives an in-depth study of masonry buildings under seismic actions

Number of Illustrations and Tables
112 illus., 480 in colour
Structural Mechanics
Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials
Solid Construction

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