Optimization of outrigger structures
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Jerome J. Connor.
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Designing a high rise building has its challenges. Different structural systems have been developed to control the lateral displacement of high rise buildings. One of these systems is called the outrigger which decreases both the horizontal movement of the structure and the moment on the foundation of the structure. However the location of the outriggers has an immense influence on the efficiency of the structure. Outrigger optimization is a significant challenge. The objective of this thesis is to give a better understanding of outrigger location optimization and the efficiency of each outrigger when several outriggers are used in the structure. An optimization is also performed on a certain configuration of an outrigger to a concrete core. Finally a program has been developed that enables the user to analyze a structure with up to 10 outriggers.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 68).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering.