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# Calculate dihedral angles & other dimensions of a geodesic

A
M
L

K
E

I
F

C
J

Panel thickness

G
Figure 2
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Enter the panel thickness
8
Enter the chord factors
of triangles ABC & ACD
0.52 AB
0.54 BC
0.5 AC
0.58 CD
USE THIS CALCULATOR ONLY IF ALL THE
GEODESIC SPHERE'S VERTICES ARE
EQUIDISTANT FROM THE CENTRE.

74.8800 AB
77.7600 BC
72.0000 AC

## Dihedral angles across triangle edges, in de

Triangle ABC
81.0031 across AB (angle ELP in Figure 3)
82.1027 across BC (angle EFG in Figures 1
80.0658 across AC (angle EKN in Figure 4)
Widths of beveled panel edges
8.0997 LP in Figure 3
8.0766 FG in Figures 1 & 2
8.1218 KN in Figure 4

## Difference between wid

0.0462
END OF CALCULATOR

## of a geodesic panel dome

L
D

Panel thickne

AE = BE = CE
AH = CH = DH

AL = BL
BF = CF
AK = CK
AM = DM
CI = DI

Figure 3

Panel thickness

Figure 4. The shapes of the gold & blue triangles determine whet

83.5200 CD
72.0000 AC

## B (angle ELP in Figure 3)

C (angle EFG in Figures 1 & 2)
C (angle EKN in Figure 4)

INPUTS IN GREEN

## Gerry Toomey, 2013

82.09448
Triangle ACD
82.2698 across CD (angle HIJ in Figures 1 & 2)
81.0570 across AD (angle HMQ in Figure 3)
78.3589 across AC (angle HKO in Figure 4)

## 8.0734 IJ in Figures 1 & 2

8.0984 MQ in Figure 3
8.1680 KO in Figure 4
Difference between widths KN & KO

## OUTPUTS IN LIGHT YELLOW

Panel thickness

Panel thickness

riangles determine whether KN is longer than KO, shorter, or the same length.

TS IN LIGHT YELLOW