Islamic domes of crossed-arches: Origin, geometry and structural behavio

Fuentes González, Paula and Huerta Fernández, Santiago (2010). Islamic domes of crossed-arches: Origin, geometry and structural behavio. In: "Arch' 10. 6th International Conference on Arch Bridges", 11-13, octubre, 2010, Fuzhou, China. ISBN 978-953-7621-10-0.

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Title: Islamic domes of crossed-arches: Origin, geometry and structural behavio
Author/s:
  • Fuentes González, Paula
  • Huerta Fernández, Santiago
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Arch' 10. 6th International Conference on Arch Bridges
Event Dates: 11-13, octubre, 2010
Event Location: Fuzhou, China
Title of Book: Arch' 10. 6th International Conference on Arch Bridges (Fuzhou, China, October 11-13, 2010)
Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-953-7621-10-0
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: bóvedas arcos cruzados islam mezquita de córdoba geometría construcción estabilidad historia de la construcción arches vaults islamic geometry proportion stability construction history
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 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.

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Item ID: 4626
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4626/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4626
Deposited by: Profesor S. Huerta
Deposited on: 18 Oct 2010 06:49
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:46
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