Structural Analysis and Stability - Finite Element Analysis

Structural Analysis and Stability – Asymmetrically Propped Structures (2/2)

In part two of this tutorial series weโ€™ll consider how to analyse the lateral stability of a multi-storey structure with an asymmetrical arrangement of stabilising elements. Asymmetrically propped structures undergo twisting or rotation about the centre of stiffness in addition to direct lateral translation. We will consider how to determine the additional forces induced by this twisting. Finally weโ€™ll compare our hand analysis results to a simple finite element analysis model.