The Ciborium or Lantern Tower of Valencia Cathedral: Geometry, Construction and Stability

García Ares, José Antonio y Gil Crespo, Ignacio Javier (2012). The Ciborium or Lantern Tower of Valencia Cathedral: Geometry, Construction and Stability. En: "Nuts & bolts of construction history culture, technology and society". Picard, París, pp. 341-349. ISBN 978-2-7084-0929-3.

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Título: The Ciborium or Lantern Tower of Valencia Cathedral: Geometry, Construction and Stability
Autor/es:
  • García Ares, José Antonio
  • Gil Crespo, Ignacio Javier
Editor/es:
  • Carvais, Robert
  • Guillerme, André
  • Nègre, Valérie
  • Sakarovitch, Joël
Tipo de Documento: Sección de Libro
Título del Libro: Nuts & bolts of construction history culture, technology and society
Fecha: 2012
ISBN: 978-2-7084-0929-3
Volumen: 1
Materias:
Escuela: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento

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Early 18th century treatise writer Tomas Vicente Tosca1 includes in his Tratado de la montea y cortes de Canteria [On Masonry Design and Stone Cutting], what is an important documentary source about the lantern of Valencia Cathedral. Tosca writes about this lantern as an example of vaulting over cross arches without the need of buttresses. A geometrical description is followed by an explanation of the structural behavior which manifests his deep understanding of the mechanics of masonry structures. He tries to demonstrate the absence of buttresses supporting his thesis on the appropriate distribution of loads which will reduce the "empujos" [horizontal thrusts] to the point of not requiring more than the thickness of the walls to stand (Tosca [1727] 1992, 227-230). The present article2 assesses T osca' s appreciation studying how loads and the thrusts they generate are transmitted through the different masonry elements that constitute this ciborium. In order to do so, we first present a geometrical analysis and make considerations regarding its materials and construction methods to, subsequently, analyze its stability adopting an equilibrium approach within the theoretical framework of the lower bound limit analysis.

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Identificador DC: http://oa.upm.es/11819/
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Depositado por: Dr. Ignacio Javier Gil Crespo
Depositado el: 13 Jul 2012 08:29
Ultima Modificación: 22 Sep 2014 10:52
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