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Design rules for tubular structures for buildings



Title: Design rules for tubular structures for buildings
Author(s): J.P. Straman
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Concrete and Structures
Editor(s): Ying-shu Yuan, Surendra P. Shah and Heng-lin Lü
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-41-1
e-ISBN: 2351580176
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 1229 - 1236
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 4
Language: English


Abstract: 
The most basic framed-tube structure in concrete consists essentially of four orthogonal rigidly jointed frame panels forming a tube in plan. The frame panels are formed by closely spaced perimeter columns that are connected by deep spandrel beams at each floor level. Also the structure has a tube-like form, its behaviour is much more complex than that of a plain unperforated tube and the stiffness may be considerable less. For the first design stage simple rules are developed in order to establish the dimensions of the columns and the beams for prefabricated structures as well as for structures cast-in-situ. A comprehensive parameter study has been carried out for buildings with different plan-forms, plan dimensions and number of floors. Some of the design rules are presented in this paper.


Online publication: 2003-08-10
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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