Membrane analysis and minimum weight design of submerged spherical domes

Wang, C. M., Vo, K. K. and Chai, Y. H. (2006) Membrane analysis and minimum weight design of submerged spherical domes. Journal of Structural Engineering, 132 2: 253-259. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2006)132:2(253)


Author Wang, C. M.
Vo, K. K.
Chai, Y. H.
Title Membrane analysis and minimum weight design of submerged spherical domes
Journal name Journal of Structural Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0733-9445
1943-541X
Publication date 2006-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2006)132:2(253)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 132
Issue 2
Start page 253
End page 259
Total pages 7
Place of publication Reston, VA, United States
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Language eng
Abstract This paper is concerned with the membrane analysis and minimum weight design of submerged spherical domes. In addition to the hydrostatic pressure, loads acting on the dome include the self-weight and a skin cover load. By adopting a uniform strength design as governed by the Tresca yield condition, the variation of the shell thickness of spherical domes can be accurately defined by a power series. Based on a family of uniform strength designs associated with a given depth of water and the dome's base radius, we determine the optimal subtended angle 2α (and the optimal dome height) for the minimum weight design of submerged spherical domes.
Keyword Domes
Membranes
Minimum weight design
Structural
Underwater structures
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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