Composite hollow core vaults: An analysis of the Fusee Ceramic System and the design of form-active environmental friendly roofs

    Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)


    This issue of A+BE analyses the structural design of cylindrical Fusée Céramique roofs in the context of those days. The effect of the céramique infill elements for the time dependent deformations, stiffness and load bearing capacity, including second order, is studied. To save the few remaining buildings for the coming generations the possibilities to strengthen these structures with slender light elements of steel are explored. The effect of the strengthening is described for a Fusée Céramique vault, designed and constructed in the past.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Delft University of Technology
    • Nijsse, R., Supervisor
    • Veer, F.A., Advisor
    Award date8 Apr 2016
    Place of PublicationDelft
    Print ISBNs978-94-6186-627-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Bibliographical note

    A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment No. 3 (2016)

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