Hyperbolic paraboloid


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hyperbolic paraboloid

[¦hī·pər¦bäl·ik pə′rab·ə‚lȯid]
(mathematics)
A surface which can be so situated that sections parallel to one coordinate plane are parabolas while those parallel to the other plane are hyperbolas.

Hyperbolic paraboloid

A shell in the form of a hyperbolic paraboloid, that is, saddle shaped. Generated by two systems of straight lines, its formwork is more readily constructed from straight pieces of timber than that of a dome.
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The roots are still found from the intersection of the hyperbolic paraboloid surfaces A and B, representing the real and imaginary parts of the generalisation respectively, with a plane at zero altitude, as first described by Bardell (2012).
Equation (12) is also that of a hyperbolic paraboloid.
His architecture exploits all sorts of new structural types -- such as the hyperbolic paraboloid -- if not for the very first time, then for the most seminal time.
Tapering towards the middle of the span, the structure is an elegant triangulated steel basket, formed in hyperbolic paraboloid geometry out of 110 mm tubes welded together and linked in lattice by tie rods and four circular structural hoops.
Justwhat's so thrilling about the hyperbolic paraboloid concrete roof in the listed Queensgate Market?
If the hyperbolic paraboloid concrete roof is so darned great they should be uprooted and planted in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park where people could make their own minds up about them.
Opponents say the market would be pushed upstairs on to an unsuitable first floor site above new shops in changes that would carve up the noted mushroom-like roof structures, called hyperbolic paraboloid shells.
The hyperbolic paraboloid roofs are clad with natural slate scales which are small enough to allow for the complex curves, and open enough in nature to permit a construction that breathes in the same way as the walls.
Pressure group Huddersfield Gem said the proposed revamp would mean demolishing a third of the Queensgate Market, with the loss of eight of the building's 21 mushroom-shaped roof structures, called hyperbolic paraboloid shells.
I've stood and gazed up at "the mushroom-like hyperbolic paraboloid shells.
Members are unhappy about the impact on the mushroom-like roof structures, called hyperbolic paraboloid shells.
When it is completed, only Stevenage New Town and Huddersfield will have buildings in the unusual geometric shape of a hyperbolic paraboloid.