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Lecture 8: An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection

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Duration: 0:53:39 | Added: 10 Jun 2008
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Duration: 0:53:39 | Added: 10 Jun 2008
Professor Guy Houlsby on "An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection".

The lecture followed the history of a structure often known as a "Serlio Frame" from its earliest mention (around 1270) to modern times. The structure is an intriguing "reciprocal frame" that is able to span a space with beams that are all shorter than the span required. The rare examples of construction of the frame were discussed (including one in Oxford).

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