Complex Structures

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Complex Structures


stonework construction (walls, piers, columns) reinforced with ferroconcrete elements that work together with the masonry.

Complex structures are used when significantly increased supporting power is required for stone constructions without an increase in dimension. This is particularly important for the walls of buildings in earthquake-prone regions. The advantage of complex structures over those of stone alone is greater strength. However, complex construction requires more labor than construction with precast reinforced concrete.


Poliakov, S. V., and B. N. Falevich. Proektirovanie kamennykh i krupnopanel’nykh konstruktsii. Moscow, 1966.
Spravochnik proektirovshchika. Vol. 12: Kamennye i armokamennye konstruktsii. Moscow, 1968.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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