conoid

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conoid

[′kä‚nȯid]
(science and technology)
Shaped somewhat like a cone, but not quite conical.
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At the apex of the meeting of four conoids infill blocks lying almost flat to the geometric surface act as key stones to lock in the corbelled conoid form.
The fan vault as a critically slim conoid skin distributes self loads throughout its rotated curved surface as structure, and is without the concentrated load patterns of ribbed geometry found in Gothic architecture.
Regarded by architectural author Walter Leedy as a 'proto-fan', the tomb canopy of Hugh Lord Despenser (1350) in Tewkesbury Abbey is an early example of the composition of conoid forms and what was to become the geometry of the fan vault.