Buckling of uniformly and not uniformly compressed tower buildings, resting on Winkler type soil, is investigated. An equivalent beam is introduced, able to capture the essential behavior of the building. It is a 3D Timoshenko beam, modeled in the framework of a direct approach, whose constitutive law is derived via a homogenization procedure, which includes the effect of the column prestress. The continuous model is discretized via finite differences, and a linear bifurcation analysis is carried out by solving an algebraic eigenvalue problem. Numerical results are shown for sample problems, aimed at detecting the structural behavior, and illustrating the role of some mechanical parameters. Results supplied by the equivalent beam model are compared with those derived by finite element analyses, carried out on three-dimensional frames.

Buckling of tower buildings on elastic foundation under compressive tip forces and self-weight

Ferretti M.;D'Annibale F.;Luongo A.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Buckling of uniformly and not uniformly compressed tower buildings, resting on Winkler type soil, is investigated. An equivalent beam is introduced, able to capture the essential behavior of the building. It is a 3D Timoshenko beam, modeled in the framework of a direct approach, whose constitutive law is derived via a homogenization procedure, which includes the effect of the column prestress. The continuous model is discretized via finite differences, and a linear bifurcation analysis is carried out by solving an algebraic eigenvalue problem. Numerical results are shown for sample problems, aimed at detecting the structural behavior, and illustrating the role of some mechanical parameters. Results supplied by the equivalent beam model are compared with those derived by finite element analyses, carried out on three-dimensional frames.
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