Effel Tower Statics Analisis

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Introduction…………………………………………………………………2

Gustav Eiffel………………………………………………………………..3

Eiffel Tower………………………………………………………………...4

Analysis……………………………………………………………………6

Conclusions………………………………………………………………22

Introduction

Statics is a branch of Mechanics that studies the forces and their effects in rigid bodies in balance.

Just like humans, objects and buildings need a skeleton too. This is known as the structure. Bridges, amusement parks, chairs, and many other objects that surround us, have structures, if they didn’t they wouldn’t be able to stand.

Structures are really important parts of buildings and objects. If the structure collapses, the consequences can be really awful. Even in objects that look simple, there is an analysis of forces acting on it. Structures need to be rigid, resistant, and steady. Even in the most creative buildings, architects and engineers responsible for them must have had to take in account the form and structure before carrying out its construction.

A great example of this is the Eiffel Tower. Its engineer’s Gustave Eiffel. He was a French engineer and constructor, whose most famous constructions are the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower was the winning entry in a competition for a ‘centerpiece’ for the Paris Exposition of 1889.  The design by an engineer named Gustav Eiffel was selected from over three hundred entries for its striking design and for its economical structure which displayed the French prowess in metal construction.

The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris. The tower has become a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The imposing tower, with its 6300 tons of iron forged in 18000 pieces united by 2500000 rivets, has a height of 300 meters. It was built between the years 1887 and 1889 for the Universal Exposition of 1889 en Paris, France. It was built in over two years and was the highest building in the world for over 40 years, until the construction in 1930 of the Chrysler Building in New York.

In 2003, the Tower celebrated the fact that it has welcomed over 200 million visitors in 114 years. Royalty, stars, tourists, international celebrities, all form part of the history of one of Paris’s most astounding jewels. As with the Pyramids, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Acropolis, the Coliseum and the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower stirs the curiosity and evokes admiration.

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel

Born in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France in December 15, 1832. An engineering innovator and a major contributor to 19th century engineering.

Eiffel graduated at the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures. He was awarded a double degree in literature and science.

He was hired by a Paris construction firm specializing in railway equipment, becoming chief of research for the General Railway Equipment Co.

Eiffel later became the one who reshaped the face of Paris in the 19th century. Most of Eiffel's bridges or other structures are still in use.

He got a place in history by the famous Eiffel Tower, Paris landmark, that tapering, modular black wrought iron structure rising almost 1000 feet near the Seine River.

Eiffel was proud of his tower, but he felt that it cast a long shadow over his career and prevented his public and professional appreciation of his larger talents as an engineer and researcher.

"I ought to be jealous of the tower; it is much more famous than I am," he once said. "People seem to think it is my only work, whereas I have done other things, after all."

Some of his works to his credit include some of the longest-span iron bridges , the internal bracing for the Statue of Liberty, modular buildings. He also contribute to research into aerodynamics, meteorology, and telecommunications.

Eiffel was described by chroniclers as "conceiving his structures as a complete whole rather than in two mental...
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