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Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Structural Analysis and Design, 1st Edition

By Bungale S. Taranath

CRC Press

912 pages

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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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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

About the Series

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General