The Shell Vault of the Exposition Palace, Paris

by N. Esquillan,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 1, Pg. 41-70

Document Type: Journal Paper


General requirements for structure are given; preliminary and final designs are described and function of structural elements is explained; principles of design, strength of materials, allowable stresses and forces affecting roof design are presented; investigation of local and general buckling of shells, influence of creep and other factors on stability of shell vault are discussed in detail.

Subject Headings: Allowable stress design | Shell structures | Structural stability | Strength of materials | Structural members | Structural strength | Construction materials | Maximum loads | Paris | France | Europe

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