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|Title:||Membrane analysis and minimum weight design of submerged spherical domes|
|Authors:||Wang, C.M. |
Minimum weight design
|Citation:||Wang, C.M., Vo, K.K., Chai, Y.H. (2006-02). Membrane analysis and minimum weight design of submerged spherical domes. Journal of Structural Engineering 132 (2) : 253-259. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2006)132:2(253)|
|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. © 2006 ASCE.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Structural Engineering|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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