1st Edition

Design of Wind and Earthquake Resistant Reinforced Concrete Buildings

By Somnath Ghosh, Arundeb Gupta Copyright 2021

    Design of Wind and Earthquake Resistant Reinforced Concrete Buildings explains wind and seismic design issues of RCC buildings in brief and provides design examples based on recommendations of latest IS codes essential for industrial design. Intricate issues of RCC design are discussed which are supplemented by real-life examples. Guidelines are presented for evaluating the acceptability of wind-induced motions of tall buildings. Design methodologies for structures to deform well beyond their elastic limits, which is essential under seismic excitation, have been discussed in detail. Comparative discussion including typical design examples using recent British, Euro and American codes is also included.


    Explains wind and earthquake resistant design issues, balancing theoretical aspects and design implications, in detail

    Discusses issues for designing the wind and earthquake resistant RCC structures

    Provides comprehensive understanding, analysis, design and detailing of the structures

    Includes a detailed discussion on IS code related to wind and earthquake resistant design and its comparison with Euro, British and American codes

    Contains architectural drawings and structural drawings

    The book is aimed at researchers, professionals, graduate students in wind and earthquake engineering, design of RCC structures, modelling and analysis of structures, civil/infrastructure engineering.

    Chapter 1.Introduction

    Chapter 2.Wind analysis of buildings

    Chapter 3.Seismic analysis of buildings

    Chapter 4.Structural design of RCC buildings

    Chapter 5.Comparison of basic parameters stipulated for wind and seismic analysis as per IS , IBC- ASCE- ACI and EN–BS codes


    Somnath Ghosh is serving as a Professor in the department of Civil Engineering Department at Jadavpur University in West Bengal, India. He was Dean of Engineering faculty and Head of Civil Engineering department at Jadavpur University. Dr. Ghosh did his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and M.Tech and Ph.D from IIT Kharagpur. He is a member and chattered engineer of the Institute of Structural Engineers (UK). He has done research in USA and Australia. He has delivered invited lecture in UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and USA. He has also delivered a huge number of lectures as resource person in different IITs, NITs and Universities. He has served as an expert member on several occasions for many institutes and universities. He has served as member of several high-powered committees in AICTE, UGC, CSIR, UPSC etc. and at Jadavpur university level. He has contributed significantly in the area of Structural Engineering and material. He has also been a structural consultant to a number of key projects at the national level. Based on his research works, Dr. Ghosh has published a number of papers in peer reviewed national and international journals and six monographs. Apart from his research activities, Dr. Ghosh has demonstrated his technical skill by providing advice on industrial problems and these have been implemented successfully. The repair and restoration techniques adopted for the earthquake damaged structures of Kandla SEZ through his expertise deserve special mention. His other noteworthy contribution is the restoration of earthquake damaged assembly building in Sikkim. Besides, his skill in computer-aided structural analysis has been demonstrated through the design of a 52-metre tall Buddha statue atop a hill at Namchi, Sikkim, and a cricket stadium at Guwahati, Assam. His earlier selection as country head of a division in Setrco Nigeria Ltd, a multinational company in Nigeria, speaks volumes about his administrative as well as academic skill and expertise. In this capacity he was responsible for looking after geotechnical and quality control activity of highways, bridges and buildings. Arundeb Gupta is serving as Principal Structural Engineer for Skematic consultant at Kolkata, India. He did his B.E. and Ph.D in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Dr. Gupta has published several papers in peer reviewed national and international journals. He has completed a huge number of key projects at the national level. He is also serving as Guest faculty at Jadavpur University.