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The reference that I used was structural analysis of shells by Baker,
Kovalevsky and Rish for the NASA Space Systems Group I'm sure THEY would be
interested in your tent I'm not and the engineer that inquired isn't either.

-----Original Message-----
From: cmd(--nospam--at) <cmd(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Monday, February 15, 1999 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: Underground House

>I did an "underground tent" in a competition some years back for the
>Underground Space Institute.  They, and a few others, have a web site and
>you do a web search on "Underground Space" you'll come up with quite a few
>site.  There is a journal of some sort that I've not kept up with as well.
>If you don't put "Space" in your inquiry you will come up with some odd
>sites too.  Maybe you'll find something useful to you.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Greg Smith <strusup(--nospam--at)>
>To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
>Date: Monday, February 15, 1999 1:45 PM
>Subject: Re: Underground House
>>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
>>better than me is FROST in Canada.  I'm sure it is a very significant
>>                                                            Greg
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Daniel A. Estabrooks <dae(--nospam--at)>
>>To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
>>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