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Structural analysis of Eduardo Torroja's Frontón de Recoletos' roof

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dc.contributor.author Lozano-Galant, José Antonio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Paya-Zaforteza, I. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-10T10:48:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-10T10:48:55Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-13
dc.identifier.issn 0141-0296
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/45297
dc.description.abstract Eduardo Torroja's thin concrete shells stand among the best examples of structural engineering work of the 20th century. At a time when computers did not exist, Torroja's imagination and creativity were not constrained by the limits of the analytical methods available for structural design, and he was able to design and build economically innovative structures of the highest aesthetic quality. One of his major creations was the roof of the Frontón Recoletos, a unique two lobe thin shell that was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. This paper reviews briefly the history of the Frontón, shows the results of a structural analysis of its roof by several Finite Element (FE) models of different complexity and precision, and compares FE results to those obtained by Torroja. FE results confirm the validity of Torroja's conceptual design, although he seems to have underestimated the internal forces and stresses in the roof. In addition, the paper analyses in detail the influence on the behaviour of the roof from its support conditions and from the stiffening ribs that Torroja designed but that never were built. As a result, the paper enables a better understanding of one of the masterpieces of Structural Art, and of simplified and complex shell analysis models, which is useful for the education of engineers as well as for future designs. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this research has been provided to Mr. Paya-Zaforteza by the Spanish Ministry of Education through its program for postdoctoral stays (Contract No. EX-2008-0669) and to Mr. Lozano-Galant by the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha, Spain (Research Project PII2I09-0129-4085). The authors are also grateful to Prof. J. Antuna and J.A. Torroja of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Professors C. Lazar and J.M. Adam of the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia and Professors H. Sundquist and C. Pacoste of the Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm for their assistance and support. The authors also want to thank the Archivo Torroja and its librarian, Isabel Garcia, for all the information and support provided. Finally, the authors express their gratitude to CEng W. Plunket who carefully reviewed the English of the manuscript and to M.Sc. C. Llopis who lent the authors his original copy of Ref. [23]. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation Spanish Ministry of Education [EX-2008-0669]; Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha es_ES
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha//PII2I09-0129-4085/ES/Optimización Del Proceso De Tesado De Puentes Atirantados Construidos Con Tableros Apeados/ es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Engineering Structures es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Eduardo Torroja es_ES
dc.subject Finite element es_ES
dc.subject Frontón Recoletos es_ES
dc.subject Structural Art es_ES
dc.subject Thin shell structures es_ES
dc.subject 20th century es_ES
dc.subject Aesthetic qualities es_ES
dc.subject Analytical method es_ES
dc.subject Civil war es_ES
dc.subject Concrete shells es_ES
dc.subject Design and build es_ES
dc.subject Finite element models es_ES
dc.subject Future designs es_ES
dc.subject Innovative structures es_ES
dc.subject Internal forces es_ES
dc.subject Shell analysis es_ES
dc.subject Stiffening ribs es_ES
dc.subject Structural engineering es_ES
dc.subject Support conditions es_ES
dc.subject Thin shells es_ES
dc.subject Astatine es_ES
dc.subject Conceptual design es_ES
dc.subject Finite element method es_ES
dc.subject Roofs es_ES
dc.subject Shells (structures) es_ES
dc.subject Structural analysis es_ES
dc.subject Concrete structure es_ES
dc.subject Roof es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA CARTOGRAFICA, GEODESIA Y FOTOGRAMETRIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification PROYECTOS DE INGENIERIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION es_ES
dc.title Structural analysis of Eduardo Torroja's Frontón de Recoletos' roof es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.engstruct.2010.12.006
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción y de Proyectos de Ingeniería Civil - Departament d'Enginyeria de la Construcció i de Projectes d'Enginyeria Civil es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Lozano-Galant, JA.; Paya-Zaforteza, I. (2011). Structural analysis of Eduardo Torroja's Frontón de Recoletos' roof. Engineering Structures. 33:843-854. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2010.12.006 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2010.12.006 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 843 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 854 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 33 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 39205
dc.contributor.funder Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha es_ES


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