The IUP Journal of Structural Engineering
Dynamic Analysis of Single-Layer Reticulated Geodesic Dome: A Literature Review

Article Details
Pub. Date : Oct, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Structural Engineering
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJSE51021
Author Name : Roopa M*, H Venugopal** and C M Ravi Kumar**
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Subject/Domain : Science and Technology
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No. of Pages : 11



The paper focuses on the works performed specifically for dynamic evaluation of single-layer reticulated geodesic domes, and several studies are discussed in brief. The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software packages and analysis methods like time history, response spectrum and details about geodesic dome along with its geometric configuration are highlighted. The experimental assessments and methodologies are also discussed. The conclusions are drawn based on the research works carried out.


Construction of geodesic dome is most common in modern-day generation and urban improvement because of its simplicity and specific aesthetic view. A geodesic dome is a thin-shelled arrangement made out of triangles connected together to form a true sphere. Such structures need to be study subjected to earthquakes for the safety of society.

Researchers and designers have evolved space structures like domes over many years. Domes are named depending on their distinctive geometrical configuration. The paper describes the dynamic evaluation of single-layer reticulated geodesic domes (Figure 1).


Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Geodesic dome, Push over analysis, Response spectrum, Time history analysis