Conceptual Design of Shells

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Title: Conceptual Design of Shells

Author(s): Stefan J. Medwadowski

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 28

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 15-40

Keywords: architecture; history; masonry; planning; reinforced concrete; shells (structural forms); structural design; structural engineering

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
Thin shells are unique among structural systems for the interest they inspire. Architects like the dramatic space-creating possibilites inherent in their forms, while engineers are impressed by the efficiency with which material is utilized. The fascination with shells is shared by critics.