Design of Low Rise Dome for the University of Hawaii at Manoa

by Alfonso Lopez, (M.ASCE), Temcor, Carson, United States,
Gerald Orrison, (M.ASCE), Temcor, Carson, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


The 97.5m span dome covering the new multipurpose sports arena at the University of Hawaii in Manoa is a spherical, triangulated dome structure with a rise of 16.2m. In addition to the loads required by code, the dome was designed for equipment loads totaling 2,000 kN. The center section of the dome is reinforced using a double layer space truss to support the concentrated loads. A description of this new double layer system is presented, as well as a comparison of the behavior of this system with the single layer design.

Subject Headings: Domes (structure) | Structural behavior | Concentrated loads | Load bearing capacity | Building design | Trusses | Structural design

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