An Introduction to Shell Structures: The Art and Science of Vaulting

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 428 pages
Shell structures is a term defining concrete or steel vaults of present century architecture that derive from the masonry vaults and domes of the past.
 

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Contents

From Ancient to Islamic
13
Domes from the Romanesque to the Present
57
Dome Technologies
89
Part II
114
Selected Shapes of Shells
129
Significant Examples of Concrete Shells in the Twentieth Century
143
Part III
239
Trussed Domes
297
Computer Analysis of Trussed Domes
329
Epilogue 341
340
Appendix B Excerpts from The Engineering Index Manual 1989
359
Selected Bibliography
407
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