Optimal spherical cupola of uniform strenght: Allowance for selfweigth

H. Nakamura, M. Dow, 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 obeying Tresca's yield condition. Five different combinations of selfweight, weight of non-carrying cover, snow-load and external as well as internal pressure are discussed. Finally, the results are compared with the optimal solutions for spherical shellgrids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-181
Number of pages23
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - máj. 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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