Prestressed masonry for reservoirs: a project of the engineer Eduardo Torroja

Antuña Bernardo, Joaquín (2008). Prestressed masonry for reservoirs: a project of the engineer Eduardo Torroja. In: "8 International Seminar of Structural Masonry", 05-07 nov 2008, Istanbul.

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Title: Prestressed masonry for reservoirs: a project of the engineer Eduardo Torroja
Author/s:
  • Antuña Bernardo, Joaquín
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 8 International Seminar of Structural Masonry
Event Dates: 05-07 nov 2008
Event Location: Istanbul
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 8th International seminar on Structural Masonry
Date: 2008
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Freetext Keywords: Historia de la construcción
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

The project of prestressed reinforced concrete structures meant, in general, the use of one of the systems protected by the patents available. Now, the use of prestressing is very common but fifty-five years ago this technique was quite expensive, due to the fees that had to be paid for the use of a system protected by a patent. In the 50 's Eduardo Torroja started some research dedicated to finding a way to build prestressed structures without using a patented system. One of his solutions consisted in building a masonry brick wall reinforced with the usual steel bars and, as a result of a special method used for its construction, he achieved a compressed concrete layer that makes it possible .to have a waterproof wall for building a water reservoir. Following his system. Torroja designed a reservoir built in Madrid that still exists but is not in use

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Item ID: 1334
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/1334/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:1334
Deposited by: Archivo Digital UPM
Deposited on: 22 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 06:47
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