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I suggest considering the arch as a three-pinned structure. Calculate
reinforcement based upon expected forces at the hinges.

James Cohen, PE
James Cohen Consulting, PC
Pennington, NJ
http://expertpages.com/jccpc

----- Original Message -----
From: JEFF CORONADO <jcse(--nospam--at)flash.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 11:54 AM
Subject: Brick Dome Design


> We have been requested to design a brick dome such as what you might see
in
> a church so as to comply with UBC seismic zone 4.  The diameter of the
dome
> is on the order of 15 feet.  It will only be visible from the inside of
the
> structure (i.e. a ceiling).  We can throw whatever structure we need to it
> above the dome.
>
> The client was explicit in that they did not want "hand waiving" and by
"by
> experience".... They want solid calculation justification.
>
> I am not sure how to go about adding reinforcement to this or what to do
to
> justify.  Any suggestions?
>
> Jeff Coronado, S.E.
> West Covina, CA
>
>
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