The Design of Hyperbolic Paraboloids

  • Michele Melaragno


The usual name for this type of surface, the saddle, comes from its similarity with that of conventional saddles for horseback riding. This type of hyperbolic paraboloid forms one continuous surface, which distinguishes it from other such applications that are attained by combining different parts of hyperbolic paraboloids. The saddle-type hyperbolic paraboloid structure has no joint lines marking the connections of different parts and has a unified flow without lines of discontinuity. This structure is a portion of a larger surface form. Its perimeter is constituted of straight lines that in space are skewed but if projected on a horizontal plan would generate a square.


Thin Shell Secondary Stress Rectangular Plan Width Depth Section Section 
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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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