Engineering Mechanics, by Russell Hibbeler, Macmillian publishing, 1992
Rodrigo Delgado Zirpel
> De: NRoselund(--nospam--at)aol.com
> A: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Asunto: Catenary Shape
> Fecha: Jueves 8 de Abril de 1999 9:34 AM
> I'd like to find a thorough reference on catenaries. Specifically, I
> be able to determine the shape of a flexible tension element as a
> the load that it supports.
> Actually, I'm working on strengthening an existing unreinforced stone
> roof. The profile of the neutral axis of a dome as a compression
> regardless of its shape, has the shape, inverted, of a flexible tension
> element supporting the same load.
> This is more fun than metal-plate-connected roof trusses -- IMHO.
> Nels Roselund
> Structural Engineer