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Thrust Network Analysis : exploring three-dimensional equilibrium
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
This dissertation presents Thrust Network Analysis, a new methodology for generating compression-only vaulted surfaces and networks. The method finds possible funicular solutions under gravitational loading within a defined ...
Equilibrium systems : studies in masonry structure
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
This 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 ...