Buckling and stiffness optimization of tall buildings

Alessandro Beghini, Lauren L. Beghini, William F. Baker, Glaucio H. Paulino

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Several practical tools for the characterization of the optimal layout of material in a structure have been developed in recent years based on both numerical and analytical approaches. Within the numerical methods, discrete and continuum methodologies have been successfully used in a variety of applications. This paper describes an integrated topology optimization framework using discrete and continuum elements for buckling and stiffness optimization of high-rise buildings. The focus of this work is on linearized buckling and stability as objectives. Examples are discussed to illustrate the proposed methodology for high-rise building design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Structures Congress
EditorsGlenn R. Bell, Matt A. Card
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413357
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventStructures Congress 2014 - Boston, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2014Apr 5 2014

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Structures Congress


OtherStructures Congress 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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