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Torispherical Dome

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A torispherical dome is the surface obtained from the intersection of a Spherical Cap with a tangent Torus, as illustrated above. The radius of the sphere $R$ is called the ``crown radius,'' and the radius of the torus is called the ``knuckle radius.'' Torispherical domes are used to construct pressure vessels.

See also Dome, Spherical Cap

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