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FRACTURE TEST OF A GOTHIC RIBBED VAULT
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Construction,
  • Architecture,
  • Construction of engineering
Information
Abstract
A Gothic ribbed vault has been built at the School of Architecture of Madrid in order to investigate the construction complexities of this kind of vaults. The ribbed vault is described in the manuscript of Alonso de Vandelvira, and its shape was reconstructed making using the drawings this architect from the 16th century. The fracture test was carried on by loading the central keystone of the vault until its collapse took place. The experiment was filmed and by doing so, it was possible to observe the failure mechanism of the vault. At the same time, it was interesting to compare this collapse experience with the results obtained using two different methods. First, a stability calculation was carried out through graphic statics, and secondly a calculation was performed using the rigid-block analysis method. The focus of this paper is to show and analyze the results of both studies.
International
Si
Congress
STRUCTURES & ARCHITECTURE ICSA-2010
960
Place
GÜIMARAES, PORTUGAL
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-04-154-9249-2
10.1201/b10428-242
Start Date
21/07/2010
End Date
24/07/2010
From page
497
To page
498
ICSA 2010 - 1st International Conference on Structures & Architecture. 2010. Guimaraes, Portugal Edited by Paulo J . S . Cruz
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Carlos Palacios Gonzalo (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Ignacio Hernando Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Alvaro Aznar Lopez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
  • Departamento: Estructuras de Edificación
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