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Calculate dihedral angles & other dimensions of a geodesic

A
M
L

K
E

I
F

C
J

Figure 1. Adjacent panels.

Panel thickness

G
Figure 2
Enter the dome's spherical radius
144
Enter the panel thickness
8
Enter the chord factors
of triangles ABC & ACD
0.52 AB
0.54 BC
0.5 AC
0.56 AD
0.58 CD
USE THIS CALCULATOR ONLY IF ALL THE
GEODESIC SPHERE'S VERTICES ARE
EQUIDISTANT FROM THE CENTRE.

Panel edge lengths


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
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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
80.6400 AD
72.0000 AC

oss triangle edges, in degrees

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.

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