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Table Of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Literature review
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Pabal
2.2.1 Earthquake and aftermath
2.2.2 Vigyan Ashram and engINdia
2.2.3 The Water Bank project
2.2.4 Structural analysis
2.3 Geodesic domes
2.3.1 Buckminster Fuller
2.3.2 Definition
2.3.3 Explanation of behaviour
2.3.4 Strengths and weaknesses
2.3.5 The Pabal dome
2.4 Braced dome analysis
2.4.1 Idealisations
2.4.2 Analysis
2.4.3 Previous work
3 Theory
3.1 Stiffness method
3.2 Solution methods
3.3 Post processing
3.4 Lateral earth pressure
4 Geodesic dome analysis
4.1 Introduction to Strand7
4.2 Coordinate generation
4.3 Loading
4.3.1 Seismic and impact loads
4.3.2 Snow
4.3.3 Soil
4.3.4 Wind
4.3.5 Self weight and imposed loads
4.4 Assumptions
4.5 Analysis
4.5.1 Load Case I: Self weight
4.5.2 Load Cases II & III: Soil
4.5.3 Load Case IV: Wind
4.5.4 Load Case V: Imposed
4.5.5 Combination load cases
4.5.6 Results
4.5.7 Discussion
5 Joint testing
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Pabal disc joints
5.3 Dimensional analysis
5.4 Tension testing
5.4.1 Joint fabrication
5.4.2 Apparatus
5.4.3 Risk assessment
5.4.4 Method statement
5.4.6 Discussion
5.5 Stress analysis
5.5.1 Model development
5.5.2 Results
5.5.3 Discussion
6 Spreadsheet development
6.1 Package structure
6.2 FEA_Input
6.3 FEA_Solver
6.3.1 Stiffness matrix assembly
6.3.2 Solver
6.4 FEA_Output
6.4.1 Postprocessing
6.4.2 Calculations
7.1 Further work recommendations
References
A Project Gantt chart
B Joint force-displacement curves
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Geodesic Dome

Geodesic Dome

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