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Structures of tall buildings.

Grünbaum, Catarina (2008)
Division of Structural Engingeering
Abstract
Tall buildings have lately become a problem to design because of the
development of light weighted steel frames and wind loads. An important
task of a structure is the absorption of horizontal loads and the capacity to
transfer the resulting moment down into the ground. It is the engineer’s task
to make sure that the structure’s performance is sufficient when it comes to
safety and serviceability. The most important thing to consider is the human
comfort. In this thesis the program 3D Structures were used and three
different structures were built up and compared regarding their behaviour
against wind loads. Frequencies and displacements were calculated and
summed up. In addition three different codes were studied regarding
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Tall buildings have lately become a problem to design because of the
development of light weighted steel frames and wind loads. An important
task of a structure is the absorption of horizontal loads and the capacity to
transfer the resulting moment down into the ground. It is the engineer’s task
to make sure that the structure’s performance is sufficient when it comes to
safety and serviceability. The most important thing to consider is the human
comfort. In this thesis the program 3D Structures were used and three
different structures were built up and compared regarding their behaviour
against wind loads. Frequencies and displacements were calculated and
summed up. In addition three different codes were studied regarding
calculations of acceleration to see the difference between countries. It is
shown that the frequency increases when the building is getting stiffer and it
decreases when the building is getting heavier. Finally the stiffness between
the structures was compared. (Less)
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author
Grünbaum, Catarina
supervisor
organization
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
Tall buildings, Wind loads, Comfort, Frequency, Acceleration
report number
TVBK-5156
ISSN
0349-4969
language
English
id
3172406
date added to LUP
2012-12-04 15:21:56
date last changed
2014-06-11 09:23:04
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  abstract     = {Tall buildings have lately become a problem to design because of the
development of light weighted steel frames and wind loads. An important
task of a structure is the absorption of horizontal loads and the capacity to
transfer the resulting moment down into the ground. It is the engineer’s task
to make sure that the structure’s performance is sufficient when it comes to
safety and serviceability. The most important thing to consider is the human
comfort. In this thesis the program 3D Structures were used and three
different structures were built up and compared regarding their behaviour
against wind loads. Frequencies and displacements were calculated and
summed up. In addition three different codes were studied regarding
calculations of acceleration to see the difference between countries. It is
shown that the frequency increases when the building is getting stiffer and it
decreases when the building is getting heavier. Finally the stiffness between
the structures was compared.},
  author       = {Grünbaum, Catarina},
  issn         = {0349-4969},
  keyword      = {Tall buildings,Wind loads,Comfort,Frequency,Acceleration},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Structures of tall buildings.},
  year         = {2008},
}