A Suspension: Using Conic Sections in Persian Arch Structures
Farzin Izadpanah

Different views exist about using conic sections in historical arch structures; this issue is present in Persian architecture. This paper explores the possibility of such a function in the pre-Islamic and Islamic architecture of Iran. To examine this question, the history of conic sections in Iran and its neigh boring civilizations is considered here, and experts’ attitudes towards the matter are discussed. The results show that there is no historical document that proves this use. Moreover, the attitudes of experts who believe in this use are incorrect or biased. It seems our theories affect our observations and analysis and makes them biased.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jea.v3n1a16