Ancient Building Technology: Volume 2: Materials (Technology by G.R.H. Wright

By G.R.H. Wright

The next résumé examine offers with development fabric, which including building and constructions, kinds one of many 3 features of establishing, or both one of many 3 elements which represent the character of a development. not like present manuals on old development, this gives an analytic presentation and the subject material extends throughout every age and areas. The therapy of fabrics is determined out in accordance with a paradigm of nature, manufacture and use, with a view to facilitate direct comparability among assorted modes of the single fabric, as additionally among diverse fabrics and among various construction traditions. This moment half is released in volumes, the 1st containing texts, the second one greater than three hundred illustrations.

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Timushenko, A History of the Strength of Materials, London, 1951. general survey 11 Historical Outline N. Davey, A History of Building Materials, London, 1961. P. Moorey, Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries, Oxford, 1994. A. Lucas, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries, London, 1948. T. Nicholson & Ian Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials, Cambridge, 2000. H. Wright, Ancient Building in South Syria and Palestine, Leiden, 1985. H. Wright, Ancient Building in Cyprus, Leiden, 1992. R. Nauman, Architektur Kleinasiens, Tubingen, 1971.

2 WOOD IRON A = weight; B = compressive strength; C = tensile strength; D = sheer strength; E = compressive strength/weight ratio; F = tensile strength/weight ratio; G = sheer strength/weight ratio. 4 pounds per cubic foot (the weight of water = specific gravity of 1) CHAPTER TWO WOOD A. Nature and Qualities of Wood (a) Strength (b) Durability B. Supply C. Woodworking D. Uses of Wood Considered as a building material wood is an inadequate term for the intended category. How wood is distinguished botanically from other vegetal matter of similar nature is not generally known.

G. e. its properties are not uniform irrespective of direction. Layered sedimentary rock behaves similarly, but wood requires more concern in this respect. In general wood has greater strength when stressed along the grain than when the stress is normal (perpendicular) to the grain (cross grained). To this there is a salient exception. If the stress is applied so as to shear through the material, then the strength in shearing along the grain is much less than across the grain, and much less than for other stresses.

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