We focus on masonry domes which are considered architectural landmarks either in different historical periods and in different cultural contexts. Here we investigate the mathematical connection between catenary and parabola in masonry dome structure, referring in particular to Brunelleschi's dome in Florence, Saint Peter's dome in Rome and San Gaudenzio's dome in Novara (Italy).

Challenging mathematical insights into masonry domes over the centuries

Raffaella Pavani
2020

Abstract

We focus on masonry domes which are considered architectural landmarks either in different historical periods and in different cultural contexts. Here we investigate the mathematical connection between catenary and parabola in masonry dome structure, referring in particular to Brunelleschi's dome in Florence, Saint Peter's dome in Rome and San Gaudenzio's dome in Novara (Italy).
Developments and Novel Approaches in Nonlineasr Solid Body Mechanics
978-3-030-50459-5
Catenary, Masonry domes, Renaissance domes
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