> Dr. Smith addresses many of your concerns and questions in his
> While this Work does not contain all of the answers one might
> desire, it does offer a professionally recognized approach to
> achieve real-world plausible solutions from a seasoned expert
> in large scale project management. Dr. Smith’s exercise is for
> the serious student, and he ’does the math’.
I'm not extremely familiar witrh Smith's work but know it well enough to know it's serious work and not the everyday piffle that ramp theories normally possess.
I'd be interested in his calculations for how much easier it would be to simply pull the stones straight up the side one step at a time as the evidence clearly seems to suggest was actually done. His calculations for ramps seem rather conservative as do those for manpower. He doesn't address the problem with applying casing stones with the ramp in place to my knowledge. Even with these potential errors I'd guess pulling the stones up the side would require about 65% less total human effort. This means half the manpower and they would nearly fit in the builders village. But the biggest improvement for the actual workers would be the vastly improved working conditions and greater efficiency and comfort for each man. Simply having supplies and everything needed at hand would just revolutionize their ability to work and be productive. Men could stretch out to work and have ample room to wind down. Most men could work in the shade most of the time and could always relax under an umbrella.
Why build onerous ramps at all?