Can Plastic Models Represent the Buckling Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Shells?

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Title: Can Plastic Models Represent the Buckling Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Shells?

Author(s): William A. Litle, Frank J. Forcier, and P. Harvey Griggs

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 24

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 265-288

Keywords: acrylic resins; analogies; buckling; cracking (fracturing); cylindrical shells; deflection; domes (strucrtural forms); fabrication; models; mortars (material); polymethyl methacrylate; reinforced concrete; shells (structural forms); simulation

Date: 1/1/1970

Abstract:
A previous study of the buckling of a cylindrical shell roof is noted wherein plastic models did not reproduce well the buckling behavior of reinfroced mortar shells. In this paper the results of tests on four spherical domes, two made of plastic and two of reinforced mortar, are presented.