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New Design and Fabrication Methods for Freeform Stone Vaults Based on Ruled Surfaces

Rippmann M. and Block P.
Computational Design Modeling - Proceedings of Design Modeling Symposium Berlin 2011
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Springer, Berlin
2011
doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-23435-4_21

Even today, Gothic cathedrals show the natural aesthetics of stone structures in an impressive way, combining structural and ornamental building parts to realize complex building forms. The industrialized methods of processing stone, needed for freeform vaults, are less established and less flexible than comparable procedures for steel and concrete, for which a continuous and great improvement took place over the last century. The new approaches shown in this paper aim to pave the way for the use of stone for freeform vault structures in the near future.

BibTeX

@inproceedings{Rippmann2011,
    author    = "Rippmann, M. and Block, P.",
    title     = "New Design and Fabrication Methods for Freeform Stone Vaults Based on Ruled Surfaces",
    booktitle = "Computational Design Modeling - Proceedings of Design Modeling Symposium Berlin 2011",
    year      = "2011",
    editor    = "Gengnagel, C. and Kilian, A. and Palz, N and Scheurer, F.",
    volume    = "",
    number    = "",
    pages     = "181-189",
    publisher = "Springer Berlin Heidelberg",
    address   = "Springer, Berlin",
    month     = "October",
    doi       = "10.1007/978-3-642-23435-4_21",
    note      = "",
}

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