Title: Continuity of Prismatic Northlight Sheds Through their Window Planes
Author(s): Amin Ghali
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 1009-1020
Paper deals with sheds in the form of cylindrical shells or folded plates usually built spanning in the east-west direction with the windows facing north. The stresses in the direction of the span can be calculated by the Lundgran beam method. Consecutive shed units are normally connected by posts between the windows. In this paper the sheds are assumed to be of one span, and consecutive shed units are connected, apart from the window posts, by a solid wall for a short distance in the window plane near the two supports. This creates a special type of continuity which is shown to have a considerable effect on the stresses in the direction of the span. A method of calculation is presented in which the effect of this continuity is taken into consideration. A numerical example is given of a shed of the shell type.