Buckling Analysis of a Truss Tower

Application ID: 12579

Trusses are commonly used to create light structures that can support heavy loads. When designing such a structure, it is important to ensure its safety. For a tower made of bars, buckling can cause the structure to collapse. This model shows how to compute the critical buckling load using a linear buckling analysis. The solution is compared with an analytical expression for critical load estimation for Euler buckling.

In a second step, a nonlinear buckling analysis based on geometry imperfections from the previous study is performed.

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