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Hyperbolic Structures: Shukhov's Lattice Towers - Forerunners of Modern Lightweight Construction

Hyperbolic Structures: Shukhov's Lattice Towers - Forerunners of Modern Lightweight Construction

Matthias Beckh

ISBN: 978-1-118-93270-4

Dec 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

152 pages

$75.99

Description

Hyperbolic structures analyses the interactions of form with the structural behaviour of hyperbolic lattice towers, and the effects of the various influencing factors were determined with the help of parametric studies and load capacity analyses. This evaluation of Shukhov’s historical calculations and the reconstruction of the design and development process of his water towers shows why the Russian engineer is considered not only a pathfinder for lightweight structures but also a pioneer of parametrised design processes.

Foreword 8

Preface 10

Building with hyperbolic lattice structures 14

Geometry and form of hyperbolic lattice structures 24

Structural analysis and calculation methods 32

Relationships between form and structural behaviour 50

Design and analysis of Shukhov’s towers 66

NiGRES tower on the Oka 94

Résumé 112

Towers in comparison 114

Notes 143

Literature 145

Picture Credits 146

Index 148