A thin shell is a term not in itself as readily understandable by the layman as the terms dome or vault would be. It is in a sense a word coined on the basis of its structural connotations, as exhibited in the artifacts it creates.


Thin Shell Normal Plane Space Frame Hyperbolic Paraboloid Positive Gaussian Curvature 
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    See Iurgen Joedick, Shell Architecture (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1962), 98.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    From R. M. Gensert, Kirsis Uldis, and Peller Miklos, “Economic Proportioning of Cast-in-Place Concrete Thin Shells.” Paper SP 28–3, Concrete Thin Shells, ACI, 1971, 41–112.Google Scholar
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    Advisory Committee on Technological Innovation, Board of Science and Technology for International Development Office of Foreign Secretary, “Ferro-cement: Application in Developing Countries,” 4, 21–23.Google Scholar

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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1991

Authors and Affiliations

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

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