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Morphogenesis of the Theory and Design Principles of Riveted Connections in Historical Iron and Steel Structures


By Quentin Collette

Morphogenesis of the Theory and Design Principles of Riveted Connections in Historical Iron and Streel Structures
SAHC-2012_050-by-Quentin-Collette.pdf (5 MB)

This paper provides insights into the design principles of historical riveted joints by examining the content of the former calculation methods and their evolution over time. By investigating these theoretical foundations, this study reveals possible design errors and clarified the design choices made by engineers of that time.