Coulomb read his Essai on some statical problems to the French Academy in 1773. It is a document of great importance in the history of engineering since it laid the foundations of the modern science of soil mechanics and also discussed three other major problems of 18th-century civil engineering: the bending of beams, the fracture of columns and the calculation of abutment thrusts developed by masonry arches.An Essay in the History of Civil Engineering Jacques Heyman. The general failure criterion of equation ... 4.7. It is easily established from fig. 4.6 (for example , by similar triangles) that the radius of the circle shown is ^-j = ctxa(*n+l6) = ccot? , (4.

Title | : | Coulomb's Memoir on Statics |

Author | : | Jacques Heyman |

Publisher | : | World Scientific - 1997-01-01 |

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