272 pages | 99 B/W Illus.
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).
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
Appendix: List of worksheets