The development of timber as a structural material

edited by David T. Yeomans

Woodworking has been one of the most important technologies from the earliest times. Carpentry was important for buildings and bridges and as an integral part of most construction processes. The history of this subject has been explored by a variety of scholars, from archaeologists to engineers. The different studies have explored the methods of carpentry, the behaviour of the structures that were built and even the economic and social histories behind the development of carpentry techniques. This book collects together a number of papers representing this full range of scholarship as well as providing a general review of work in the field.

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  • Part 1 Medieval timber structures: the cruck-built barn of Leigh Court, Worcestershire, England
  • the grammar of carpentry
  • the timber roofs of York Minster
  • jettying and floor-framing in medieval Essex
  • where roof meets wall - structural innovations and hammer-beam antecedants, 1150-1250
  • the Westminster Hall roof - a historiographic and structural study
  • letters from Mainstone and Heyman with a response from Courtenay and Mark
  • Westminster Hall roof. Part 2 The early modern period: early carpenters' manuals, 1592-1820
  • the strength testing of timber during the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Sir Christopher Wren's carpentry, a note on the library at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • structural design in the 18th century - James Essex and the roof of Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House
  • in Delorme's manner
  • 19th-century structures - early wooden truss connections vs wood shrinkage - from mortise and tenon joints to bolted connections
  • British and American solutions to a roofing problem
  • the development of laminated timber arch structures in Bavaria, France and England in the early 19th century
  • case studies of Burr truss covered bridge
  • the evolution of wooden bridge trusses to 1850.

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書名 The development of timber as a structural material
著作者等 Yeomans, David T.
Yoemans David T.
シリーズ名 Studies in the history of civil engineering
出版元 Ashgate : Variorum
刊行年月 c1999
ページ数 xlii, 396 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0860787575
NCID BA42655917
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス