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Vol. 51 (2010) No. 1 March n. 163


The Behaviour of the Umbrella as a Recurring Theme in Félix Candela's Work

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 51 (2010) No. 1 March n. 163
  • Pages: 47-57
  • Title: The Behaviour of the Umbrella as a Recurring Theme in Félix Candela's Work
  • Author(s): L. A. Basterra
  • Keywords: Candela, hyperbolic paraboloid, hypar, concrete shells, umbrellas
Abstract
The umbrella can be considered as one of most representative structures of Candela’s work and, without a doubt, the structure he most often used. Its profusion and versatile applications manifest some of the most characteristic qualities of his structures. This article aims to gain an in-depth understanding of its structural behavior, considering the simplifications introduced by Candela, and comparing them with an analysis by the finite element method.

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