A Practical Treatise on the Construction of Oblique Arches

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J. Weale, 1839 - Oblique arches - 40 pages
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Page v - ... of adapting the explanations of drawings to the understandings of those engaged in their execution ; for much of the value and beauty of a design depends upon the workmen being acquainted with the principles of the construction upon which they are engaged.
Page v - My principal aim throughout has been to simplify the construction of oblique arches as much as possible, which I trust will be seen upon an examination of the plates and their definitions. I have been more anxious to explain them in language suited to the capacities of the men engaged in the execution of them, than to embellish the Work with scientific terms, (which, with many, would require more learning than a knowledge of the work itself,) thus rendering it what it professes to be, a useful reference...
Page 23 - ... serait avantageux de substituer l'arc de cercle au plein cintre pour augmenter la stabilité d'une voûte biaise. Je crois utile de rapporter sur cette question l'opinion de quelques-uns des ingénieurs qui sont considérés comme les plus expérimentés. On lit dans M.
Page 29 - I will therefore give one more in accordance with their wishes, whereby they will be able to accomplish the work, without making a drawing for any part of it.
Page 29 - It is probable that there are many bricklayers who will consider it too much trouble to observe these rules...

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