Economic Proportioning of Cast-in-Place Concrete Thin Shells


  • 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.

International Concrete Abstracts Portal


Title: Economic Proportioning of Cast-in-Place Concrete Thin Shells

Author(s): R.M. Gensert, Uldis Kirsis, and Miklos Peller

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 28


Appears on pages(s): 41-112

Keywords: concrete construction; construction costs; costs; curvature; cylindrical shells; depth/span ratios; domes (structural forms); economics, edge beams; falsework; formwork (construction); hyperbolic parabolic shells; optimization; reinforced concrete; shells

Date: 1/1/1971

The construction of cast in place thin shell concrete structures involves many operations, all of which affect the final cost. Quantities of materials may have less of an influence of the cost of structure; whereas the methods and techniques of installing materials may be more significatn. Consideration of these cost factors should prompt one to design toward optimum solutions with construction as a prime factor, rather than stress values. With this in mind, we have attempted to evaluate certain shell types to find their optimum proportions.