|Structural Engineering||Ingenieurbüro Prof. Dr.‑Ing. H. Kramer & Dipl.‑Ing. F. Albrecht
Analysis: Dipl.-Ing. (TU) Leif Lorenzen
20095 Hamburg, Germany
Length: max. 46.3 m | Width: min. 25.0 m | Height: 54.6 m | Weight: 152 t
Nonlinear Effects: Tension and buckling elements
Nodes: 8,460 | Members: 15,588 | Materials: 1 | Cross-Sections: 39
This hyperbolic cooling tower in Hamburg, Germany is made up of a regular dodecagonal space truss without internal bracings. Inside, the steel framework is covered with corrugated plates.
At the top of the tower, a surrounding gallery is used as a stiffening ring. Beams at distances of about 2 m are designed as parabolic girders to stiffen the construction.
The structure had to be recalculated to find possible capacity reserves due to current codes.