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Title: Design and Construction of Northlight Barrel Shells Design and Construction of Northlight Barrel Shells

Author(s): Paul E. Mast

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 59

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 481-526

Keywords: none

DOI: 10.14359/7926

Date: 4/1/1962

Design recommendations accompanied by an analysisexample for a long-barrel northlight shell are presented. Simplifying design procedures based on the properties of the lower and the upper edge beam and on the dampened propagation of the boundary disturbances are used to abbreviate the analysis. The mutual influence of the two boundaries and their influence on the membrane state of stress is illustrated. Construction details and procedures based on European experience with northlight shelis are described. Some take-off values are given to reduce the unknowns in cost estimates. Architectural aspects and engineering features are mentioned to familiarize the reader with this shell type which is still rate in the United States.


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