Structural Analysis of Multi-Storey Buildings: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Structural Analysis of Multi-Storey Buildings

2nd Edition

By Karoly A. Zalka

CRC Press

272 pages | 99 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367350253
pub: 2020-05-01
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This book details the planer stress, stability and frequency analysis of individual bracing units and, importantly, for the 3D stress, stability and frequency analysis of whole buildings consisting of such units. As multi-storey buildings consist of a great number of structural elements tools are needed to understand global behaviour, and the global critical load ratio, or “global safety factor”, which characterises the health of the structure. The closed-form solutions help structural engineers to understand complex three-dimensional behaviour and thus to manipulate the stiffnesses and the location of the bracing units for optimum structural arrangement, and enable quick checks at the preliminary design stage. This new edition covers deflection and rotation analysis and provides a comprehensive accuracy analysis, and the book’s website gives 16 downloadable computer worksheets (both in MathCad and Excel).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Individual bracing units: frames, (coupled) shear walls and cores

3. Deflection and rotation analysis of buildings under horizontal load

4. Frequency analysis of buildings

5. Stability analysis of buildings

6 .Global structural analysis

7. Accuracy

Appendix: List of worksheets

About the Author

Karoly Zalka spent eleven years as a structural engineer/designer followed by teaching at Ybl Miklos Institute, Budapest, then ten years as a consultant to the Building Research Establishment, UK, researching into whole building behaviour, global design and assessment of buildings, analytical modelling, and stress, stability and frequency analyses. After this he lectured on advanced structural analysis and global design of multi-storey buildings at Szent Istvan University, Budapest. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. His publications include Global Structural Analysis of Buildings, also published by CRC Press.

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