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.
KeywordsThin Shell Normal Plane Space Frame Hyperbolic Paraboloid Positive Gaussian Curvature
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