Folded Plate - Tapered Ends


This structure is a combination of a folded plate and a folded plate dome. The taper acts as a stiffener and transfers the thrust of the inclined plates to the columns. It has many of the same advantages and disadvantages of the barrel shell with dome ends shown on the previous page.

The outer form of this structure is similar to the hipped roof used for house construction and it is conceivable that folded plates might be used for an inexpensive structure for mass produced houses.