This paper summarizes some important results concerning the analysis and design of tubular compliant-tower members. The tubes are subjected to a combination of structural loads and external pressure, which may cause buckling. The paper focuses on the effects of external pressure on the ultimate capacity. Analytical results are compared with experimental data and design equations. The comparison is aimed towards better understanding of pressurized tubular beam-column behavior.

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