The Cathedral of Saint Peter of Beauvais is a Roman Catholic church that designed in Gothic style in the northern town of Beauvais, France.
Constructed from the 13thcentury onwards; 13th-century, seven polygonal apsidal chapels , that are accessed by an ambulatory. 16th-century, transept and choir, with apse
Analyzing with scope of geometry *maximum orderliness *simplicity and symmetry *exact and regular shapes
Analyzing with scope of energy
*indirect load transfer by flying butresses. Direct load transfer by columns and piers. *It has rigid connection with ground. *Its center of gravity closer ground not top of the bulding *It resists load by own weight. *structural balance is provided by symmetric order.
Analyzing the scope of Gravity *Load transfer based on symmetry *whole bottom surface connect with ground *no reaction to moment(except wind, earthquake load)
Part of the choir vault collapsed in 1284, along with a few flying buttresses. Resonant vibrations caused collapse because of high winds.
After collapsing lateral iron supports are installed. Ä°n 1960â€™s iron supports are changed with steel ones. Because steel is more ductile than iron.
interior details *vault at the top of choir *supporting column
Published on Mar 7, 2018