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  • Design, fabrication and testing of a prototype, thin-vaulted, unreinforced concrete floor 

    Liew, Andrew; López López, David; Van Mele, Tom; Block, Philippe (2017-04)
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    This paper describes the concept, form finding, fabrication and experimental testing of a prototype floor system, derived from principles of shallow arching action, to initiate internal compressive stresses rather than ...
  • Dieste, González Zuleta and Sánchez del Río: three approaches to reinforced-brick shell structures 

    López López, David; Van Mele, Tom; Block, Philippe (CRC Press, 2016)
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    Reinforced-brick shell structures are mainly known through the extraordinary work of the Uruguayan engineer Eladio Dieste. However, other remarkable examples of shells in reinforced masonry were being built during Dieste’s ...
  • Prototype of an ultra-thin, concrete vaulted floor system 

    López López, David; Veenendaal, Diederik; Akbarzadeh, Masoud; Block, Philippe (International Assiociation for Shell and Spatial Structures, 2014)
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    The structure of the concrete floor presented in this paper consists of a thin funicular vault, quadrilateral in plan, supported on its four corners, and stiffened by a system of “ribs” walls on its extrados. The structural ...
  • The combination of tile vaults with reinforcement and concrete 

    López López, David; Van Mele, Tom; Block, Philippe (Taylor & Francis, 2019)
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    Tile vaults are unreinforced masonry structures made of thin bricks (tiles) and fast-setting mortar that can be constructed needing only formwork along their boundaries, making them inherently economic. Their slenderness ...
  • Thin-tile vault for the Seventh World Urban Forum in Medellin 

    López López, David; Domènech Rodríguez, Marta; Brazo Ramirez, Josep; Block, Philippe (International Assiociation for Shell and Spatial Structures, 2014)
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    This paper presents a project designed and built for the Seventh World Urban Forum (WUF7) in Medellín, Colombia, commissioned by the Department of Habitat of the United Nations (UN-Habitat). The project is a “free-form” ...
  • Tile vaulting in the 21st century 

    López López, David; Van Mele, Tom; Block, Philippe (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2016-10)
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    New interactive equilibrium methods for the design and analysis of masonry structures have facilitated the construction of masonry structures with a formal language well beyond what is typically associated with compression-only ...
  • Tile vaults as integrated formwork for reinforced concrete: Construction, experimental testing and a method for the design and analysis of two-dimensional structures 

    López López, David; Roca Fabregat, Pedro; Liew, Andrew; Van Mele, Tom; Block, Philippe (Elsevier, 2019)
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    Tile vaults are traditional, unreinforced masonry structures made of thin bricks (tiles), mortar and fast-setting cement or gypsum. They can be constructed without the need for a formwork, except at the boundaries, making ...