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Islamic domes of crossed-arches: Origin, geometry and structural behavior
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Civil engineering and architecture,
  • History
Information
Abstract
Crossed-arch domes are one of the earliest types of ribbed vaults. In them the ribs are intertwined forming polygons. The earliest known vaults of this type are found in the Great Mosque of Córdoba in Spain built in the mid 10th century, though the type appeared later in places as far as Armenia or Persia. This has generated a debate on their possible origin; a historical outline is given and the different hypotheses are discussed. Geometry is fundamental part and the different patterns are examined. Though geometry has been thoroughly studied in Hispanic-Muslim decoration, the geometry of domes has very rarely been considered. The geometrical patterns in plan will be examined and afterwards, the geometric problems of passing from the plan to the three-dimensional space will be considered. Finally, a discussion about the possible structural behaviour of these domes is sketched.
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
246
To page
353
Arch'' 10. 6th International Conference on Arch Bridges (Fuzhou, China, October 11-13, 2010)
Participants
  • Autor: Paula Fuentes Gonzalez (UPM)
  • 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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