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A New Modular Structural System for Tall Buildings Based on Tetrahedral Configuration

Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (DISG), Sapienza University of Rome, 00197 Rome, Italy
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Buildings 2020, 10(12), 240; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings10120240
Received: 16 November 2020 / Revised: 9 December 2020 / Accepted: 11 December 2020 / Published: 14 December 2020
Inspired by the high mechanical performance of diagrid structures, the minimization of material consumption on braced tubes and the expressive potency of tensegrity modular structures, this work proposes an innovative three-dimensional system for tall buildings. A new modular structural system generated from the assembly of tetrahedral units is investigated. The paper integrates insights on the architectural implications and mechanical performance of the reticular system arranged in repetitive triangular-based modules. The impact of different geometric configurations of the structural members on the economic design is also discussed and recommendations for the optimal topology are made. Guidelines for the design and analytical formula for accessing preliminary member sizes are proposed on the basis of stiffness requirements. View Full-Text
Keywords: tetrahedral structural system; base module; tall building; stiffness-based design tetrahedral structural system; base module; tall building; stiffness-based design
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Angelucci, G.; Mollaioli, F.; Tardocchi, R. A New Modular Structural System for Tall Buildings Based on Tetrahedral Configuration. Buildings 2020, 10, 240. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings10120240

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Angelucci G, Mollaioli F, Tardocchi R. A New Modular Structural System for Tall Buildings Based on Tetrahedral Configuration. Buildings. 2020; 10(12):240. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings10120240

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Angelucci, Giulia; Mollaioli, Fabrizio; Tardocchi, Roberto. 2020. "A New Modular Structural System for Tall Buildings Based on Tetrahedral Configuration" Buildings 10, no. 12: 240. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings10120240

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