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Comments on Philippe de la Hire’s Memoir on Arch Abutment Design (1712)

Hall, John F. (2020) Comments on Philippe de la Hire’s Memoir on Arch Abutment Design (1712). Caltech Civil Engineering Report, 2020-01. , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20200213-143540977

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Abstract

Philippe de la Hire (1640-1718), a multi-disciplinary French scientist, is generally credited as being the first person to apply the principles of statics to the analysis and design of arches. Prior efforts employed geometric design rules that were based on experience. Thus, de la Hire plays an important role in the transition to scientifically based methods for civil engineering structures. Therefore, it is of historical interest to understand de la Hire’s approach and perspective.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
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Hall, John F.0000-0002-7863-5060
Group:Caltech Civil Engineering Report
Series Name:Caltech Civil Engineering Report
Issue or Number:2020-01
DOI:10.7907/1GPB-EC73
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Official Citation:Hall, John F. (2020) Comments on Philippe de la Hire’s Memoir on Arch Abutment Design (1712). Caltech Civil Engineering Report, 2020-01. , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) DOI: 10.7907/1GPB-EC73 https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20200213-143540977
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