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Form finding and dimensioning of reinfornced concrete shell roof for Akrotiri (Santorini)

Hawdon-Earl, S. & Tsavdaridis, K. D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8349-3979 (2018). Form finding and dimensioning of reinfornced concrete shell roof for Akrotiri (Santorini). Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 59(4), pp. 276-285. doi: 10.20898/j.iass.2018.198.014


Shells are long-span and inherently light-weight structures used for both their aesthetic and structural benefits. This paper develops a robust methodology for the reinforced concrete (RC) roof shell design of Akrotiri, an archaeological site in Santorini island, Greece. The methodology uses Oasys GSA and finite element package Abaqus which allow both form finding analysis and dimensioning to be conducted. Through the step-by-step application of this method, a protective shell cover is designed and its applicability demonstrated.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2018, the authors.
Publisher Keywords: design optimisation, form-finding, dimensioning, structural design, roof shell, reinforced concrete shell
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DF Greece
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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