Optimal spherical cupola of uniform strength

W. Prager, G. I.N. Rozvany

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This paper concerns the optimal design of a spherical cupola of given base radius that consists of a material without tensile strength. The combined action of the weights of the cupola proper and a cover of uniform thickness is considered, and the designs for minimum total weight (minimum vertical load on foundation) and minimum structural weight (minimum material consumption) are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-293
Number of pages7
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1980

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  • Engineering(all)

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