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You can also make the length adjustable, so the upper courses are closer to the pivot point.

Remember: The strongest dome is an inverted catenary shape.
Hay dmun,

That is a great page on "cantenary" I hope the link was not overlooked it has a wealth of information. Thanks for the link and that fills my "lernt something today" quota.

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Old 10-23-2010, 10:55 AM
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That's one of my long-time frequent links. It pays to read it, as it explains a lot about the forces acting on arches and domes.
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