Masonry or Wooden Vaults?: The Technical Discussion to Rebuilt the Vaults of the Cathedral of Lima in the Seventeenth Century.

Hurtado Valdez, Pedro (2009). Masonry or Wooden Vaults?: The Technical Discussion to Rebuilt the Vaults of the Cathedral of Lima in the Seventeenth Century.. In: "Third International Congress on Construction History", Mayo 20-24, University of Cottbus, Germany.

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Title: Masonry or Wooden Vaults?: The Technical Discussion to Rebuilt the Vaults of the Cathedral of Lima in the Seventeenth Century.
Author/s:
  • Hurtado Valdez, Pedro
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Third International Congress on Construction History
Event Dates: Mayo 20-24
Event Location: University of Cottbus, Germany
Title of Book: Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Construction History
Date: 2009
Volume: 2
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Freetext Keywords: bóveda, encamonada, madera
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Estructuras de Edificación [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

During reconstruction of the vaults of the Lima’s cathedral, in the seventeenth century, master builders searched for construction systems that were more resistant to seismic activity. The original vaults, due to the earthquake of 1609, were extremely damaged. This situation motivated a discussion to analyze the causes of damages and the features that would require their reconstruction. It was thought desirable that the new construction would be Gothic-ribbed vaults, not as a return to an ancient aesthetic style, but because the masons thought this kind of vault could better resist the earthquakes than the existing barrel vaults. However the continuing damages and collapses prompted a second discussion, to determine the best way to rebuild these vaults. This time the problems of the ribbed vaults were discussed under horizontal loads, possible antiseismic solutions were adopted and the possibility of changing the masonry vaults for the nascent curved timber plank in the colonial lands, especially after the highly structural efficient response proven by the wooden vaults in some parish churches.

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Item ID: 4789
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4789/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4789
Deposited by: Pedro Hurtado Valdez
Deposited on: 01 Nov 2010 06:49
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:52
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