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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Conceptual Design of Shells
Author(s): Stefan J. Medwadowski
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 15-40
Keywords: architecture; history; masonry; planning; reinforced concrete; shells (structural forms); structural design; structural engineering
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.
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