B.S. Taranath
CRC | 0824759346 | 2004 | PDF | 912 pages | 28 Mb

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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.


Discusses the latest approaches for calculating lateral forces using the newly published ASCE 7-02 provisions
Describes the static, dynamic, and time-history analysis of using seismic design provisions of ASCE 7-02, IBC 2003, NFPA 5000, AISC 341-02, ACI 318-02, FEMA 350 and 356, UBC 1997, and the Blue Book-1997
Explores traditional and newer types of bracing systems and allows the reader to attain a fundamental understanding of their behavior
Covers the restoration of damaged or seismically vulnerable buildings with a special emphasis on seismic rehabilitation of hospitals and schools
Elucidates the differences between a "code-sponsored design and an alternate design philosophy based on the concept of Ductility Trade-Off for Strength"
Highlights earthquake hazard mitigation technologies including seismic base isolation, passive energy dissipation, and damping systems
Provides an abundance of examples applicable to real buildings and includes just enough explanations to drive home the underlying basic principles


Design Considerations
Nature of Wind
Characteristics of Wind
Code Provisions for Wind Loads
Wind-Tunnel Engineering
Perception of Building Motions

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

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

Structural Systems
Seismic Design

Composite Elements
Composite Building Systems
Example Projects
Super-Tall Buildings: Structural Concept
Seismic Composite Systems

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

Structural Steel
Concrete Systems
Composite Gravity Systems

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


"…fills an important need in the education of modern structural engineers at the graduate level."
-Engineering Structures

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