Stability Analysis of the Thin Concrete Walls of the Hangzhou Grand Theater

This paper presents the analysis of stability for a thin concrete wall in the Hangzhou Grand Theatre. In order to satisfy the service requirement, the walls bearing heavy vertical and eccentric loads are widely used with highly slenderness ratio of compressive members. The ratio of height to thickness is nearly 50. How to deal with the stability of the thin concrete walls becomes difficult problem which may affect whether the architecture scheme can be rightly carried out or not. The planar and spatial finite element models have been constructed by the ANSYS program, and then linear and nonlinear buckling analysis of Hangzhou grand Theatre are carried out by the ANSYS program. The practical suggestions are drawn from buckling analysis.

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