Tall building design: steel, concrete, and composite systems

Author: Taranath, Bungale S.

Date published

4 October 2016

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Tall building design: steel, concrete, and composite systems

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Author

Taranath, Bungale S.

Date published

4 October 2016

Author

Taranath, Bungale S.

Price

Free to members

A structural design guide and reference for practicing engineers and educators, as well as recent graduates entering the structural engineering profession.

This text examines all major concrete, steel, and composite building systems, and uses the most up-to-date building codes.

This book addresses the question frequently proposed to the designer by architects: "Can We Do This? It offers guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary. 

This text establishes the notion that design is a creative process, and not just an execution of framing proposals. It cultivates imaginative approaches by presenting examples specifically related to essential building codes and standards.

Tying together precision and accuracy--it also bridges the gap between two design approaches--one based on initiative skill and the other based on computer skill.

The book explains loads and load combinations typically used in building design, explores methods for determining design wind loads using the provisions of ASCE 7-10, and examines wind tunnel procedures. It defines conceptual seismic design, as the avoidance or minimization of problems created by the effects of seismic excitation.

It introduces the concept of performance-based design (PBD). It also addresses serviceability considerations, prediction of tall building motions, damping devices, seismic isolation, blast-resistant design, and progressive collapse.

The final chapters explain gravity and lateral systems for steel, concrete, and composite buildings.

This book also considers:

  • Preliminary analysis and design techniques
  • The structural rehabilitation of seismically vulnerable steel and concrete buildings
  • Design differences between code-sponsored approaches
  • The concept of ductility trade-off for strength

Additional information

Format:
eBook
ISBN:
9781315356860
Pages:
1232
Publisher:
CRC Press LLC

Tags

Concrete Concrete - reinforced Concrete - precast Concrete - prestressed Concrete - lightweight Metal Metal - steel Composite Multi-storey - tall structure Library

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