The construction of new masonry bridges inspired by Paul Séjourné
Paper i proceeding, 2021

Masonry arch bridges for rail transport in Europe are still in use 200 years after they were built. Traditional masonry bridges support granular fill which in turn supports the roadway or railway tracks spreading the load on the arch. The stiffness requirements for high speed rail bridges mean that they have to be heavy, in which case masonry bridges supporting fill may again become attractive in comparison with steel or concrete. In this paper we describe the optimization of the bridge geometry to carry the approximately hydrostatic loading from the fill.

form finding.

differential geometry

membrane theory

masonry bridge

hydrostatic shell

Författare

Emil Adiels

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Arkitekturens teori och metod, Forskning - Arkitekturens teori och metod

Christopher John Kenneth Williams

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Arkitekturens teori och metod

Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2020/21 and the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures: Inspiring the Next Generation

Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures and the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures: Inspiring the Next Generation
Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom,

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2021-08-31