The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 73 (1995) > Issues > Issue 23/24 > The Origin and Treatment of Longitudinal Cracks in Masonry Arches
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The Origin and Treatment of Longitudinal Cracks in Masonry Arches

The movements and strains which take place in masonry arches, and the way in which those strains lead to longitudinal cracks, are described. Some traditional views are considered to be untenable. The causes of the cracks have some implications for assessment and repair: Observations are made on the repair of cracks. Professor W.J. Harvey