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Morphological Optimisation Of 2D Stayed Columns

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP030261

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

332 kb

Author(s)

J. Van Steirteghem, C. Buyl, W. P. De Wilde & Ph. Samyn

Abstract

Morphological optimisation of 2D stayed columns J. Van steirtegheml, C. ~ u ~ l ' , W. P. De ~ i l d e ' & Ph. sarnynl:' I Departement of Civil Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. 2 Samyn & Partners, Architects and Engineers, Belgium. 1 Abstract When a compressive member is designed, the most important thing is to avoid lateral buckling. In order to achieve a higher buckling load, one may enlarge the cross section of the element, improve the boundary conditions, or put in an elastic support in the middle of the member. A single cross-arm stayed column has been proposed as an efficient system. In this paper the analytical expressions of the buckling load for a single cross-arm stayed column with pin joints between cross-arm and column are established. The influence of the structural morphology and the material properties are investigated. A tool for designing these members is presented. Furthermore the stayed column is compared to a diamond structure and a simple column with regard

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