Buttress of Blocks
Uniting the theories of partial polygons of resistance and centres and lines of resistance, this buttress of blocks illustrates the tangential curve that is the line of pressures.
Keywordscontinuous, pressure, joint, force, tangent, resistance, polygon, succession, plane joint, polygons
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Encyclopaedia Britannica (New York: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, 1910) 17:995