Global Structural Analysis of Buildings is a practical reference on the design and assessment of building structures which will help the reader to check the safety and overall performance of buildings in minutes. It is an essential reference for the practising civil and structural engineer in engineering firms, consultancies and building research organisations.
Introduction. Spatial behaviour. Stability and frequency analyses. Stress analysis: an elementary approach. Stress analysis: an advanced approach. Illustrative example; Qualitative and quantitative evaluation. Global critical load ratio. Use of frequency measurements for the structural analysis. Equivalent wall for frames and frame-like planar structures. Test results and accuracy analysis. Evaluation: Design guidelines. Appendix A: Cross-sectional characteristics for bracing elements. Appendix B: The power series method for eigenvalue problems.