Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings: Sturctural Analysis and Design

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Overview

Developed as a resource for practicing engineers, while simultaneously serving as a text in a formal classroom setting, Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings provides a fundmental understanding of the behavior of steel, concrete, and composite building structures. The text format follows, in a logical manner, the typical process of designing a building, from the first step of determining design loads, to the final step of evaluating its behavior for unusual effects.

Includes a worksheet that takes the drudgery out of estimating wind response.

The book presents an in-depth review of wind effects and outlines seismic design, highlighting the dymamic behavior of buildings. It covers the design and detailing the requirements of steel, concrete, and composite buidlings assigned to seismic design categories A through E. The author explains critical code specific items and structural concepts by doing the nearly impossible feat of addressing the history, reason for existence, and intent of major design provisions of the building codes. While the scope of the book is intentionally broad, it provides enough in-depth coverage to make it useful for structural engineers in all stages of their careers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824759346
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Civil and Environmental Engineering Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

WIND LOADS
Design Considerations
Nature of Wind
Characteristics of Wind
Code Provisions for Wind Loads
Wind-Tunnel Engineering
Perception of Building Motions

SEISMIC DESIGN
Building Behavior
Seismic Design Concept
Uniform Building Code, 1997 Edition: Seismic Provisions
ASCE 7-02,IBC 2003,and NFPA 5000:Seismic Provisions
Seismic Design of Structural Elements, Nonstructural Components, and Equipment; 1997 UBC Provisions
Dynamic Analysis Theory
Chapter Summary

STEEL BUILDINGS
Rigid Frames (Moment Frames)
Braced Frames
Staggered Truss System
Eccentric Braced Frame (EBF)
Interacting System of Braced and Rigid Frames
Outrigger and Belt Truss Systems
Framed Tube System
Irregular Tube
Trussed Tube
Bundled Tube
Seismic Design

CONCRETE BUILDINGS
Structural Systems
Seismic Design

COMPOSITE BUILDINGS
Composite Elements
Composite Building Systems
Example Projects
Super-Tall Buildings: Structural Concept
Seismic Composite Systems

SEISMIC REHABILITATION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS
Code-Sponsored Design
Alternate Design Philosophy
Code Provisions for Seismic Upgrade
Building Deformations
Common Deficiencies and Upgrade Methods
FEMA 356: Prestandard and Commentary on the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings
Summary of FEMA 356
Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Systems for Strengthening of Concrete Buildings
Seismic Strengthening Details

GRAVITY SYSTEMS
Structural Steel
Concrete Systems
Composite Gravity Systems

SPECIAL TOPICS
Tall Buildings
Damping Devices for Reducing Motion Perception
Panel Zone Effects
Differential Shortening of Columns
Floor-Leveling Problems
Floor Vibrations
Seismic Isolation
Passive Energy Dissipation Systems
Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame
Selected References
Appendix A Conversion Factors: U.S.Customary to SI Units
Index

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