Statics of Historic Masonry Constructions

  • Mario Como

Part of the Springer Series in Solid and Structural Mechanics book series (SSSSM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
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About this book


Masonry constructions are the great majority of the buildings in Europe’s historic centres and the most important monuments in its architectural heritage. Given the age of much of these constructions, the demand for safety assessments and restoration projects is pressing and constant. This book aims to help fill this demand presenting a comprehensive new statics of masonry constructions.

The book, result of thirty years of research and professional experience, gives the fundamentals of statics of the masonry solid, then applied to the study of statics of arches, piers and vaults. Further, combining engineering and architecture and through an interdisciplinary approach, the book investigates the statical behaviour of many historic monuments, as the Pantheon, the Colosseum,  the domes of S. Maria del Fiore in Florence and of St. Peter in Rome, the Tower of Pisa, the Gothic Cathedrals and the Masonry Buildings under seismic actions.


Gothic Cathedrals Masonry Arches Masonry Constructions Masonry Strength and Deformability Masonry Vaults Statics of Masonry Solids and Structures Structural Mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Como
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  1. 1., Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Rome TorvergataRomaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30131-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30132-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3511
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-352X
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