Post-Tensioned, Precast, Thin-Shell Concrete Dome for Garden State Arts Center, New Jersey

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Title: Post-Tensioned, Precast, Thin-Shell Concrete Dome for Garden State Arts Center, New Jersey

Author(s): Keith C. Thornton

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 28

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 193-202

Keywords: auditoriums; box beams; concrete construction; deflection; domes (structural forms); post-tensioning; precast concrete; prestressed concrete; ring girders; shells (structural forms); structural design; torsion

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
This paper describes the engineering features of a 260 ft inverted dome supported on only 8 columns around a circle (Fig 9-1). The unusual aesthetic requirements of this Garden State Arts Center 5,000 seat amphitheater demand a special structural layout quite different from the ordinary.