Buckling behaviour and design of tapered steel lighting masts

Brook, Jeff & Mahendran, Mahen (2001) Buckling behaviour and design of tapered steel lighting masts. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 3(1 & 2), pp. 109-113.

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Tapered tubular steel masts are commonly used to support floodlights in a range of applications. The design of these slender tapered masts requires a rational elastic flexural buckling analysis as the thickness also varies with height. Therefore a series of finite element analyses of tapered masts with varying geometry parameters was conducted to develop an elastic flexural buckling load formula. This paper briefly discusses the design methods, and then presents the details of the finite element analyses and the results.

1–Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, and Director, Physical Infrastructure Centre

2–Former BE (Civil) Student, QUT

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ID Code: 87051
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1328-7982
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Institution of Engineers Australia
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2015 23:44
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:19

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