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Acier, Stahl, Steel, No. 4, 1968, pp. 181–188. 33. Zeman, J. Eine Serie von bogenartigen in der CSSR entwickelten Konstruktionen in Lamellenbauweise. Proceedings of a Symposium on Mass-produced Steel Structures, Praha, 1971, pp. 191–203. MULLORD Space Structures Research Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK 1 STRUCTURAL RESPONSE OF BRACED BARREL VAULTS We start by considering how a braced barrel vault responds when subjected to loading. This question is fundamental as an engineer cannot design or analyse any structure until he has a clear qualitative understanding of how the structure will resist its design loading.

The architectural design was prepared in this case in collaboration with the structural engineers, Messrs Stepien and Winiarski, of London. One must also draw attention to the equally beautiful timber structure for the Halifax Primary School, built in 1971, and covering an area of 16·7 m×30·7 m, as well as the sports halls for the Primary Heath School, 1972, square on plan, 33·8 m, the Handford Hall School, 1972, and the remarkably economical barrel vault for the Thurleston School, 1973, 35 m×25 m.

This formula produces zero wind forces at the top of the barrel. Unfortunately, wind tunnel tests show a different distribution. The formula given by the British Standards Institution (Chapter V—Loading, part 2—Wind Loads, 1972), provides a more reliable means of determination of the wind distribution. However, the numerical coefficients obtained by this approach differ from those obtained by the formula suggested by the French code of practice. 14(a) gives the comparison of the curves illustrating the distribution of external wind pressure according to the three different approaches.

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