Steel, Concrete, and Composite Design of Tall Buildings

Hardcover | December 22, 1997

byBungale Taranath

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Thoroughly updated, this superbly illustrated handbook provides a uniquely practical perspective on all aspects of steel, concrete, and composite use in the design of tall buildings. It alerts professionals to the latest codes and ANSI standards and includes dozens of case studies of important buildings throughout the world, providing in-depth insight into why and how specific structural system choices were made. It also discusses recent studies of seismic vulnerability. . .the effect of wind and seismic forces on design decisions. . .the use of lateral bracing concepts and gravity-based systems. . .computer modeling techniques that forecast the response of buildings to various forces. . .and much more.

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Thoroughly updated, this superbly illustrated handbook provides a uniquely practical perspective on all aspects of steel, concrete, and composite use in the design of tall buildings. It alerts professionals to the latest codes and ANSI standards and includes dozens of case studies of important buildings throughout the world, providing ...

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Devise structural systems that can stand up to the forces of nature and the demands of clients. Thoroughly updated, this superbly illustrated handbook provides structural engineers and architects with a uniquely practical perspective on all aspects of steel, concrete, and composite use in the design of tall buildings, including wind ef...

Bungale S. Taranath, Ph.D., DE, FI, Struct E, is senior project manager with the largest consulting firm in the United States, at John A. Martin and Associates, located in Los Angeles, California. He has extensive experience in the design of concrete, steel, and composite tall buildings, and has served as principal-in-charge on many no...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1024 pages, 9 × 6.2 × 2.21 inPublished:December 22, 1997Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0070629145

ISBN - 13:9780070629141

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Table of Contents

General Considerations.Wind Effects.Seismic Design.Lateral Systems: Steel Buildings.Lateral Bracing Systems for Concrete Buildings.Lateral Systems for Composite Construction.Gravity Systems for Steel Buildings.Gravity Systems in Concrete Buildings.Composite Gravity Systems.Analysis Techniques.Structural Design.Special Topics.Appendix: A: Conversion Factors: U.S.Customary Units to SI Metric Units.