Hyperbolic structures analyses the interactions of form with the structural behaviour of hyperbolic lattice towers, and the effects of the various influencing factors were determined with the help of parametric studies and load capacity analyses. This evaluation of Shukhov s historical calculations and the reconstruction of the design and development process of his water towers shows why the Russian engineer is considered not only a pathfinder for lightweight structures but also a pioneer of parametrised design processes.
Dr. Ing. Matthias Beckh was a research assistant in the Department of Structural Engineering at the Technical University of Munich and currently works for Buro Happold in Munich and Berlin.
Foreword 8 Preface 10 Building with hyperbolic lattice structures 14 Geometry and form of hyperbolic lattice structures 24 Structural analysis and calculation methods 32 Relationships between form and structural behaviour 50 Design and analysis of Shukhov s towers 66 NiGRES tower on the Oka 94 Resume 112 Towers in comparison 114 Notes 143 Literature 145 Picture Credits 146 Index 148