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Title: RE: Reinforced Concrete Dome Design

I think this may not have gone through, so I'm reposting.  Sorry if it's a repeat.

In my thin shells class in school, we used "Thin Shell Concrete Structures, 2nd Edition" by David P. Billington.  It's published by McGraw-Hill, but at the time (1996), it was a "Classic Textbook Reissue" -- I don't think they regularly print it.  It's a very theoretically-based book, and it has quite a few typos, but it was a good book for use in a class taught by a professor who was a real expert in concrete thin shells.  He was able to walk us through the fourth-order partial differential equations (haven't seen one of those since the class) and teach us how to apply the theory to design.  There might be more practice-oriented references out there, but this one is good for the underlying theory.

-- Joel

Joel C. Adair, PE
Halff Associates, Inc.
E-mail: jadair(--nospam--at)

-----Original Message-----
From: Geryes Awwad [mailto:fawwad(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 2:32 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Reinforced Concrete Dome Deisgn


Does anyone know of any good references specifically for Reinforced concrete domes, shells and plates structures?

G. Awwad   SE