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TitleMorphological and geometrical characterization of historical churches of Yucatan, Mexico
Author(s)Rodriguez, Isis
Vasconcelos, Graça
Lourenço, Paulo B.
KeywordsEmpirical geometric relations
Statistical analysis
Historical treatises
Stone masonry walls and vaults
Yucatan churches
key geometrical parameters
Issue date2022
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalInternational Journal of Architectural Heritage
Abstract(s)This paper deals with the architectonic, constructive, and geometrical characterization of Yucatan stone masonry churches in Mexico. The work aims at finding statistical correlations between geometric parameters that characterise the main cross section of the churches. For this, a detailed historical and architectonic review was performed and a description of the structural elements and connections among them were provided combining existing data and visual survey of churches under ruins. In addition, a database of 44 Yucatan churches was built with the geometric features of the cross section and linear correlations were studied between the geometric parameters. Additional churches from different regions of Mexico were also considered for a systematic comparison. Besides, simple geometric relations between geometric key parameters as a function of the span of the churches with semi-circular canon vaults were derived and further compared with empirical relations provided in historical treatises from the 16th to 18th centuries was carried. Based on the results obtained, it was seen that the key geometric parameters defining the thickness of canon vaults and thickness and height of the stone masonry walls are reasonably close to some proposals provided in historical treatises.
TypeArticle
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/88441
DOI10.1080/15583058.2021.1887966
ISSN1558-3058
e-ISSN1558-3066
Publisher versionhttps://doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2021.1887966
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:ISISE - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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