The Islamic Crossed-Arch Domes in Cordoba: Geometry and Structural Analysis of the “Capilla de Villaviciosa”

Fuentes González, Paula (2012). The Islamic Crossed-Arch Domes in Cordoba: Geometry and Structural Analysis of the “Capilla de Villaviciosa”. In: "Nuts and Bolts of Construction History. Culture, Technology and Society". Picard, Paris, pp. 317-324. ISBN 978-2-7084-0929-3.

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Title: The Islamic Crossed-Arch Domes in Cordoba: Geometry and Structural Analysis of the “Capilla de Villaviciosa”
Author/s:
  • Fuentes González, Paula
Editor/s:
  • Carvais, Robert
  • Guillerme, André
  • Nègre, Valérie
  • Sakarovitch, Joël
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Nuts and Bolts of Construction History. Culture, Technology and Society
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-2-7084-0929-3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Mosque of Córdoba, Masonry Construction, Arch Structures, Vaults, Stability, Structural Analysis, Geometry, Point-Cloud Survey
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Estructuras de Edificación [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Crossed-arch domes are a singular type of ribbed vaults. Their characteristic feature is that the ribs that form the vault are intertwined, forming polygons or stars, leaving an empty space in the centre. The earliest known vaults of this type are found in the Great Mosque of Córdoba, built ca. 960 a.C. The type spread through Spain, and the north of Africa in the 10th to the 16th Centuries, and was used by Guarini and Vittone in the 17th and 18th Centuries in Italy. However, it was used only in a few buildings. Though the literature about the structural behaviour of ribbed Gothic vaults is extensive, so far no structural analysis of crossed arch domes has been made. The purpose of this work is, first to show the way to attack such an analysis within the frame of Modern Limit Analysis of Masonry Structures (Heyman 1995), and then to apply the approach to study the stability of the dome of the Capilla de Villaviciosa. The work may give some clues to art and architectural historians to understand better the origin and development of Islamic dome architecture.

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Item ID: 11498
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11498/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11498
Deposited by: Paula Fuentes
Deposited on: 09 Jul 2012 06:23
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 19:33
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