Coulomb's theory of arches in Spain ca. 1800: the manuscript of Joaquín Monasterio

Albuerne Rodríguez, Alejandra and Huerta Fernández, Santiago (2010). Coulomb's theory of arches in Spain ca. 1800: the manuscript of Joaquín Monasterio. 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: Coulomb's theory of arches in Spain ca. 1800: the manuscript of Joaquín Monasterio
Author/s:
  • Albuerne Rodríguez, Alejandra
  • 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: teoría de arcos historia de la construcción análisis límite ingeniería arch theory construction history engineering Coulomb
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 Spanish engineer Joaquín Monasterio wrote a 'New theory on the thrust of vaults' between 1805-1810. It was the first application of Coulomb's theory of vaults, which he outlined in 1773. The memoir by Monasterio is remarkable also for its generality and originality. He was, for example the first to calculate correctly the mathematical limit thickness of a semicircular arch and to tackle the problem of the limit analysis of domes. The memoire has remained unpublished and unknown until recently. The purpose of this paper is to call the attention to a contribution which merits an honourable place in the history of vault theory.

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Item ID: 4627
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4627/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4627
Deposited by: Profesor S. Huerta
Deposited on: 18 Oct 2010 06:47
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:46
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