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Tube in Tube structures

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Ar. Kiran Kumar. B Teja. M
Poorna kumar. S
Chandu Pranay. DV
Introduction to Multilayered & Dimensional
Introduction to Tube system
Tall buildings are prevailing because of their ability to incorporate more number of
floors in a single space, vertically. As we go higher lateral load such as wind, seismic,
impact loads start to act on the structure, to tackle these loads effectively and build
a structure, tube systems are used.

Tube system was first introduced by Fazlur Rahman Khan. He was a Bangladeshi-
American structural engineer, he was called as “father of tubular designs”.
Depending upon the structural needs tube systems have been varied in to,
1.Framed tube.
2.Braced tube.
3.Tube in Tube.(topic we are dealing in this presentation)
4.Bundled tube.
TUBE in Tube structures
• Tube structures are designed like a hallow cylinder, they can be built by using
steel, concrete or both and used as office buildings, apartments, mixed use
• The perimeter of the exterior consists of closely spaced columns that are tied
together with deep spandrel beams through moment connections. This assembly
of columns and beams forms a rigid frame that amounts to a dense and strong
structural wall along the exterior of the building.

Tube in Tube structure.

As the name says there will be a tube in side tube, they are
also called hull and core, they have this core tube at the
center of the structure. This core holds the elevators and
services and used for the movements between floors. The
other tube exists around the exterior.
These will be designed in such a way that the outer tube
takes most of the loads from gravity and wind so that the
interiors can be column free
• The core can be made up of solid tube, framed or braced tube

Framed Braced 3D view Plan of tube in tube structure