Sustainable Masonry: Stability and Behavior of Structures

Sustainable Masonry: Stability and Behavior of Structures

By: Thierry Ciblac (author), Jean-Claude Morel (author)Hardback

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This book covers the impact of sustainable masonry on the environment, touting the many benefits of utilizing local and/or low embodied energy materials in the construction of sustainable buildings.

About Author

Thierry Ciblac works at the National School of Architecture of Paris La Villette in France. Jean-Claude Morel is currently Director of Research of the French Ministry of Sustainability. His research interests since 1996 include sustainable building with earth materials (earth and stone), energy in buildings and green buildings, and dry stone retaining walls (DSRW).


Part 1. Technologies and Construction Process 1. Introduction to Sustainable Masonry. 2. Earth and Stone Materials. 3. Blocks: The Elements of Masonry. 4. Arrangement of Blocks. Part 2. Graphic Statics 5. The Foundations of Graphic Statics. 6. Reduction and Equilibrium of a System of Forces in a Plane. 7. Funicular Polygons. 8. Projective Properties and Duality. Part 3.Yield Design Applied to Masonry 9. Principles of Yield Design. 10. Stability of Curvilinear Masonry. 11. Homogenization and Yield Design of Masonry.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781848214958
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781848214958
  • weight: 584
  • ISBN10: 1848214952

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