Monday, October 28, 2013


Cantilevers resist lateral load primarily in bending.  They may consist of single towers or  multiple towers.  Single towers act much like trees and require large footings like tree  roots to resist overturning.  Bending in cantilevers increases from top down, justifying  tapered form in response.

1  Single tower cantilever
2  Single tower cantilever under lateral load
3  Twin tower cantilever
Twin tower cantilever under lateral load
5  Suspended tower with single cantilever
6  Suspended tower under lateral load

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