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Coulomb's theory of arches in Spain ca. 1800: the manuscript of Joaquín Monasterio
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Civil engineering and architecture,
  • History
Information
Abstract
The Spanish engineer Joaquín Monasterio wrote a 'New theory on the thrust of vaults' between 1805-1810. It was the first application of Coulomb's theory of vaults, which he outlined in 1773. The memoir by Monasterio is remarkable also for its generality and originality. He was, for example the first to calculate correctly the mathematical limit thickness of a semicircular arch and to tackle the problem of the limit analysis of domes. The memoire has remained unpublished and unknown until recently. The purpose of this paper is to call the attention to a contribution which merits an honourable place in the history of vault theory
International
Si
Congress
Arch'' 10. 6th International Conference on Arch Bridges
960
Place
Fuzhou, China
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-953-7621-10-0
Start Date
11/10/2010
End Date
13/10/2010
From page
354
To page
362
Arch'' 10. 6th International Conference on Arch Bridges (Fuzhou, China, October 11-13, 2010)
Participants
  • Autor: Santiago Huerta Fernandez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Estructuras de Edificación
  • Grupo de Investigación: Teoría y restauración de construcciones históricas
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