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Floating Column

Floating Column

Floating Column

Dear all,
I am a master student of structural engineering.I have to write a research concerning with floating column.So I want to read reference books.Which books should read for me?Please advice me.ponder

RE: Floating Column

Well I admit I had to google what a floating column was, and after that I don't think you would find much in books about 'fake' columns that end before the floor. You might obviously find a bit more about the transfer structures involved in terminating a column from above like that. I suspect that is the real question being asked. The design of the floating part of the column hanging from above is fairly arbitrary after dealing with the transfer structure design that's implied.

RE: Floating Column

Is a floating column one in which due to differential axial shortening, columns in the lower portions of high rise buildings end up taking next to no load?

RE: Floating Column

Weird term, it's just discontinuous column then?

Professional and Structural Engineer (ME, NH)
American Concrete Industries

RE: Floating Column

It is a column that is supported by a transfer beam, so, yes, it transfers out, thus being discontinous to the foundation.

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)

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