Analysis, Design and Construction of Braced Domes

Analysis, Design and Construction of Braced Domes

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This volume aims to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date review of recent developments and practical achievements in the analysis, design and construction of large span domes. The book, written by an international team of authors who are experts in their respective fields, deals comprehensively with the various problems encountered by architects and structural engineers in the analysis, design and construction of braced domes. It contains detailed discussion of the exact and approximate methods of analysis of domes, the recent results of research investigations on dome stability, and the very novel concepts of formex algebra, which is especially suitable for the representation of configurations of complex braced domes.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 1,415g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0246122846
  • 9780246122841

Table of contents

A history of the development of domes and a review of recent achievements world-wide; Introduction to the analysis of braced domes; A general program for the static linear elastic analysis of skeletal structures; Stability and collapse analysis of braced dome; Formex formulation of braced domes; Shell analogies applied to the analysis of stress distribution in braced domes; Analysis of some cyclically symmetric structures by finite difference calculus; Theroetical review of the finite element analysis of continuum/skeletal systems applied to braced domes; Wind-tunnel tests of pressure distribution on domes in different boundary layers; A comparison of the codes of practice used in different countries for the determination of wind loads on domes; An economic method for the subdivision of braced spherical domes with some recommendations for their design; Review of the development of geodesic domes; A system for clustering triangulated domes in two and three dimensions; Design and construction of braced domes; The dome at Fort Regent Leisure Centre; Diamond dome systems; Developments in Temcor aluminium domes; Single and double-layer MERO domes; Double-layer braced dome in Vitoria, Sapin; Domes: their form, function and architecture; Reticulated dome for the swimming pool hall at Swindon Leisure Centre; Some recent realizations of geodesic domes in Italy; Braced-dome roofs at Sharjah International Airport; Triodetic domes.show more