Barrel Shells

  • Michele Melaragno


Barrel shells can easily be visualized from their similarity to a portion of a typical barrel; they are simply part of a cylindrical surface. From the point of view of their morphology, barrel shells are simple—almost intuitive — structures. Once the arch was discovered, extending it to barrel vaulting was natural. Going from a planar to a three-dimensional structure in the practical construction was relatively simple, since at this level all structures are in reality three-dimensional.


Thin Shell Live Load Crown Height Edge Strip Rigid Beam 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Melaragno
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  1. 1.The University of North CarolinaCharlotteUSA

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