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Engineering Mechanics, by Russell Hibbeler, Macmillian publishing, 1992
Rodrigo Delgado Zirpel
dconltd(--nospam--at)entelchile.net

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> 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
need to 
> be able to determine the shape of a flexible tension element as a
function of 
> the load that it supports.
> 
> Actually, I'm working on strengthening an existing unreinforced stone
dome 
> roof.  The profile of the neutral axis of a dome as a compression
element, 
> 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
> 
>