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Tall Building Structures: Analysis

Tall Building Structures: Analysis and Design

By Bryan Stafford Smith, Alex Coull

Examines different forms of tall building structures including frame, shear wall, tubular, core and outrigger-braced systems

Price: $284.00
ISBN: 9780471512370
Product Code: 0471512370
Year: 1991
Binding: Hardcover     Page Count: 537
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Introductory chapters discuss the forces to which the structure is subjected, design criteria which are of the greatest relevance to tall buildings, and various structural forms which have developed over the years since the first skyscrapers were built at the turn of the century. A major chapter is devoted to the modeling of real structures for both preliminary and final analyses.

Considerable attention is devoted to the assessment of the stability of the structure, and the significance of creep and shrinkage is discussed. A final chapter is devoted to the dynamic response of structures subjected to wind and earthquake forces. Includes both accurate computer-based and approximate methods of analysis.