I thought it over, and Thank You for your post. You caused me to realize a hidden fact, concerning Pyramid corners.
Franz Löhner, and my approach is the shortest route possible. We differ, in how the lift should take place. Compare this approach to the often popularized Spiral Ramp(s) system, which can not work. I explain why below.
Under the condition (time frame) of needing to deliver a stone every 3 minutes, the Spiral ramps would need to have a continual progression of men pulling stones, to the top, starting from the base.
Question: How many teams of stone pullers would even fit on the ramps? The Spiral ramps totals 4,380.89 feet in length . I roughly estimate 8 men, in pairs with one stone in tow, would be ? 10 feet long. Add another 10 feet of space between each group, and you have 20 feet per group.
OK, so 4,380.89 feet div. by 20 feet = 219 groups of 8 men each. 219 groups of 8 men each = 1, 752 men working to deliver a stone every 3 minutes. First off, I do not require that many men. And besides, that does not allow time to lift and
turn each stone 90 degrees in each of the 22 corners.
Debunking the Spiral Concept:
As there are 22 corners to reach the top, the line grinds to a stop 22 times, lifting and turning each stone, at each end. It's not because they consume 2-5 minutes in this realignment that causes an issue, it's because... this is happening all the time, all at different time intervals. The higher the build, the more frequent the entire line needs to stop, as the tunnels become shorter and shorter, and those ends approach faster and faster. Those on the last run, (short distance) would be stopping those on the first run, (long distance) time and time again. Actually, it is worse than that, due to all the variable stoppages.
The stoppage becomes MANIFOLD.
A minor fact, lost on Jean-Pierre Houdin.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03-Mar-20 17:46 by Steve Clayton.