An Introduction to Shell Structures: The Art and Science of by Michele Melaragno

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By Michele Melaragno

The paintings of creating dome shell buildings has given to the baroque for its assumed pompo been with us because precedent days. present ex sity in glorifying curves. In functional phrases amples within the Astrodome, the Superdome, such an perspective in layout is obviously mani the Kingdome, and the Florida Suncoast fested within the current cityscapes which are to Dome stand to remind us of the counterpoint tally freed from arches, domes, shells, and any they play to the Pantheon, S. Sophia, S. different shape that's not rectilinear. is that this what Maria del Fiore, and St. Peter. The latter we actually want-plans and elevations with can be considered by way of a few as being historic in simple terms immediately traces, ninety-degree angles, or, background, yet they're found in the 20 th in a few bold circumstances, forty-five-degree century and as a result are part of our current angles? It doesn't appear so. and destiny. Why do students proceed to equally, the curricula in either civil engi research them? What can they train us? A re neering and structure in buildings appear vival of curiosity in curvilinear constructions is to disregard deliberately arches and vaults, lim less than approach, because the present examples simply pointed out iting those topics to graduate courses in thin-shell layout as being a really expert eso testify. before everything of this century, below teric topic.

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260) This dome covered a circular temple (see Fig. 2-30), more precisely a nymphaeum, in the luxurious Licinian (Pleasure) Gardens. 4 m) in diameter. The walls of the temple consist of semicircular niches open to 30 Domes: From Ancient to Islamic -_....... •.. _.. • • • • • . ". :l:~··~~ · f···· . ................................... · J ~·t :: ~ : A B 2-29 A reconstruction of the Hall of State in the Hadrian Villa, Tivoli, near Rome. a) The plan. b) A cross-section. the outside, creating vertical ribs that stiffen the walls.

Garizim: octagonal domed structure; built c. D. , Christian churches were either rectangular in plan or focal, focal ones usually being cruciform in shape with a focal point at the center roofed over with a domical vault. Churches of the focal type were usually dedicated to the cult of certain Christian martyrs and referred to as cemetery churches or houses of martyrs ("martyria"). Some were actually built over the tombs of sanctified martyrs and were usually small in early times. Later, as cults of martyrs and relics gained acceptance in the Christian world, these small sanctuaries or chapels became large churches with central domes inspired by some powerful symbolic significance.

These buildings have been identified as the temples of Diana, Venus, and Mercury. Two of these domes had octagonal extrados and the third a conical exterior profile, but all three had circular intrados. Their construction dates are later than those for the baths in Pompeii. More specifically, the three structures can be described as follows. Significant Examples of Roman Domes THE STABIAN BATHS, POMPEII (c. ) The frigidarium (cooling room) in the Stabian Baths at Pompeii was covered by a concrete dome that is the oldest of its type to have survived.

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