Masonry Structures: Between Mechanics and Architecture

  • Danila Aita
  • Orietta Pedemonte
  • Kim Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jacques Heyman
    Pages 73-76
  3. Andrea Bacigalupo, Antonio Brencich, Luigi Gambarotta
    Pages 101-126
  4. Danila Aita, Riccardo Barsotti, Stefano Bennati
    Pages 237-264
  5. Massimiliano Lucchesi, Miroslav Šilhavý, Nicola Zani
    Pages 291-312
  6. Stefano Bennati
    Pages 323-324
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 325-327

About this book


This book provides an overview of state of the art research in the mechanics of masonry structures. It continues the series Between Mechanics and Architecture, initially launched in 1995 from the collaboration of several renowned scholars, including Edoardo Benvenuto and Patricia Radelet-de Grave.


The contributions in this volume represent the main approaches to the complex topic of masonry structures. In addition to historical studies, the mechanical behavior of masonry arches and structures is studied using different approaches (structural analysis, limit analysis, elastic analysis, plasticity, mathematical approaches, etc.), at times difficult to reconcile, at others intertwined and complementary.


Readers will have the opportunity to compare different theoretical lines of inquiry and thus explore new horizons of research.


Contributions by:

Danila Aita

Andrea Bacigalupo

Riccardo Barsotti

Stefano Bennati

Antonio Brencich

Mario Como

Salvatore D’Agostino

Luigi Gambarotta

Jacques Heyman



Massimiliano Lucchesi

Patricia Radelet-de Grave

Elio Sacco

Miroslav Šilhavý

Anna Sinopoli

Piero Villaggio

Nicola Zani


equilibrium analysis masonry arches masonry constructions mechanics of arches membrane reinforced bodies

Editors and affiliations

  • Danila Aita
    • 1
  • Orietta Pedemonte
    • 2
  • Kim Williams
    • 3
  1. 1.Associazione Edoardo BenvenutoGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze dell' ArchitetturaUniversità di GenovaGenovaItaly
  3. 3.Kim Williams BooksTorinoItaly

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