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This paper aims to trace back the design methods available to Belgian engineers for the construction of timber roof structures between 1840 and 1914. Based on the literature of that period, we investigate the evolution of the calculation methods, the innovative connection techniques and their impact on the built typologies. This study contributes to a better insight into the roots of timber engineering in Belgium, while positioning this evolution in an international framework. It demonstrates how iron engineering has inspired and speeded up the transition from traditional carpentry to timber engineering. Moreover, it provides valuable information to current professionals who are facing the structural assessment of these historic structures.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions SAHC2016|
|Subtitle of host publication||Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls|
|Editors||Koen Van Balen, Els Verstrynge|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions - Leuven, Belgium|
Duration: 13 Sep 2016 → 16 Sep 2016
|Conference||10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions|
|Period||13/09/16 → 16/09/16|
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IWT704: Engineered timber- Appraisal of historical timber roof structures in 19th- and early 20th- century Belgium
Wouters, I., Bertels, I. & Vandenabeele, L.
1/01/15 → 31/12/18