A Building of Unlimited Height

Mats Ander, Jens Olsson, Paul Shepherd, Robert Stuart-Smith, Chris Williams

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Abstract

We consider the overall buckling under own weight of a thin-walled column of circular cross-section and a radius that is a hyperbolic sine function of distance from the top of the column. The maximum stress is limited to a given value, but there is no limit to the height of the column. The wall thickness is determined by consideration of local buckling. It can be made to represent a building by adjusting the own weight of the column to include the weight of the floors, finishes, cladding and imposed load.

Conference

ConferenceIASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/10/1910/10/19

Keywords

  • Buckling under own weight
  • Optimization
  • Tallest building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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