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dc.contributor.advisorJohn Ochsendorf.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlock, Philippe (Philippe Camille Vincent)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-28T19:51:07Z
dc.date.available2006-03-28T19:51:07Z
dc.date.copyright2005en_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/32096
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2005.en_US
dc.descriptionThis electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 38-40).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents new interactive computational analysis tools for masonry structures based on limit state analysis. Thrust lines are used to clearly visualize the forces within the masonry and to predict possible collapse modes. The models are interactive and parametric to explore the relation between the different geometrical parameters and the possible equilibrium conditions. Collapse mechanism analyses are determined by combining kinematics and statics. Complex three-dimensional problems are analyzed using the same methods. This thesis presents a series of analysis tools that are fast and easy to use, but at the same time rigorous and highly accurate.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Philippe Block.en_US
dc.format.extent42 leavesen_US
dc.format.extent991666 bytes
dc.format.extent991393 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleEquilibrium systems : studies in masonry structureen_US
dc.title.alternativeStudies in masonry structureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc62095893en_US


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