Robert Maillart and the Origins of Reinforced Concrete

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Robert Maillart and the Origins of Reinforced Concrete
iron
Robert Maillart and the Origins
of Reinforced Concrete
New materials and new structural forms
The scientific function of reinforced concrete
The scientific function of the 3-hinged arch
Evolution of form in the concrete hollow box arches of Robert Maillart
Bending moments and the form of the Salginatobel Bridge
steel
iron structures
steel structures
...
understanding the origins of reinforced concrete...
GWB approaches
stone-like
stone-like
reinforced concrete
Why can forms be made of reinforced concrete
that cannot be made of plain masonry?
Stauffacher Bridge (1899)
39.6 m span
Efficient?
Zuoz
Stauffacher
Zuoz Bridge (1901)
Robert Maillart
1872-1940
38.25 m span
Do these bridges function structurally in different ways?
Tavanasa Bridge (1906)
51.25 m span
Do these bridges express their function in different ways?
Salginatobel Bridge (1930)
90 m span
moment
moment
moment
Salginatobel Bridge (1930)
90 m span

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