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Vol. 54 (2013) No. 3 September n. 177


The Grid Structures of Nervi’s First Hangars in Orvieto: innovation in Context

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 54 (2013) No. 3 September n. 177
  • Pages: 159-168
  • Title: The Grid Structures of Nervi’s First Hangars in Orvieto: innovation in Context
  • Author(s): M. Sassone and E. Piccoli
  • Keywords: Nervi, hangar design, bomb resistance, geodetic structures, rib vaults
Abstract
Pier Luigi Nervi's first series of RC airplane hangars, built at Orvieto after 1935, are known for their cast in situ ribbed vault with crisscrossing elements. The paper aims to point out how a series of parallel experiments in steel construction and in airplane engineering also partly dealt with Nervi's objectives; and these experiments, alongside the developments in RC thin shell construction, need to be brought to attention in discussing Nervi's achievements.

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