POST AND LINTEL SYSTEM

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Nov 25, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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POST AND LINTEL SYSTEM

Alba López

Odelis Lozada

María Celina Val


POST AND LINTEL SYSTEM

Two upright members (post,
columns, piers)



Third member (lintel, beam,
girder, rafter)



The basis for the evolution of
all openings



To support the weight of the
structure located above the
openings


LINTEL

Function


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In non
-
classical architecture for ornamental purposes, no structural function


LINTEL



Made of wood, stone, steel or reinforced or pre
-
tensioned concrete



Stone lintels must be short, weak in bending


Materials strong in bending, bigger span,
greater openings


Mansory lintels are inefficient



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Description

of post



The

job

of
the

post
is

to

support

the

lintel and
its

loads

without

crushing

or

buckling
.


Masonry

post,
including

those

of
brick
,
may

be

highly

efficient
,
since

the

loads

compress

the

joints

and
add

to

their

cohesiveness
.

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