Domes are

**space structures**that provide:- Column-free precious area
- Will have minimum surface that will gain maximum space
- Economy through the consumption of construction material
- Economical design Through - High-speed computational tools & Numerical Software

## Shape of Dome

The shape of the dome depends on the curve that is chosen and the direction of the axis of revolution.

The rotation of the curves about the vertical axis will give the following domes:

- A circular curve will give
**spherical dome** - A Right angle curve will give
**Conical Dome** - An elliptical curve will give
**Elliptical Dome**

Among the domes mentioned, the most commonly used dome is

**spherical dome.**## Applications of Domes

The Application of domes are in the construction of:

- Circular Tanks
- Auditoriums
- Planetarium
- Hangers
- Exhibition Halls

## Domes -Construction Material

The domes can be constructed out of:

- Masonry
- Steel
- Timber
- R.C.C