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I wrote a program 10 yrs ago for such structures and would suggest using a
developable surface i.e. cylinder and design a spherical end cap so that
it's meridional tangent resultant offsets the lateral load at the top.
There is more to it and I can send it if you would like but you may be
thinking in terms of orthogonal geometries.  Something you would know about
better than me is FROST in Canada.  I'm sure it is a very significant
factor.
                                                            Greg
-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel A. Estabrooks <dae(--nospam--at)estabrooks.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Monday, February 15, 1999 10:29 AM
Subject: Underground House


>I am searching for references, web sites, comments, etc. applicable to
>the design of an underground house to be constructed of reinforced
>concrete and  covered with 1-2 feet of earth.
>
>Many thanks.
>
>--
>Daniel A. Estabrooks  P.Eng.
>Estabrooks Consultants Inc.
>P.O. Box 2061
>Saint John, NB CANADA
>E2L 3T5
>
>Tel: 506-674-1810
>Fax: 506-674-1812
>
>http://www.estabrooks.com/~eci
>
>