Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings by Bungale S. Taranath

By Bungale S. Taranath

An exploration of the realm of concrete because it applies to the development of constructions, Reinforced Concrete layout of Tall Buildings offers a realistic viewpoint on all points of strengthened concrete utilized in the layout of constructions, with specific specialize in tall and ultra-tall structures. Written by way of Dr. Bungale S. Taranath, this paintings explains the basic rules and state of the art applied sciences required to construct vertical buildings as sound as they're eloquent. Dozens of circumstances experiences of tall constructions during the international, many designed through Dr. Taranath, supply in-depth perception on why and the way particular structural procedure offerings are made.

The ebook bridges the distance among techniques: one in accordance with intuitive talents and adventure and the opposite according to machine talents and analytical options. analyzing the consequences while experiential instinct marries unfathomable precision, this e-book discusses:

</UL> * the most recent construction codes, together with ASCE/SEI 7-05, IBC-06/09, ACI 318-05/08, and ASCE/SEI 41-06
* contemporary advancements in experiences of seismic vulnerability and retrofit layout
* Earthquake danger mitigation know-how, together with seismic base isolation, passive power dissipation, and damping systems
* Lateral bracing options and gravity-resisting structures
* functionality established layout trends
* Dynamic reaction spectrum and similar lateral load procedures


Using real looking examples all through, Dr. Taranath exhibits find out how to create sound, low in cost excessive upward thrust constructions. His lucid and thorough reasons give you the instruments required to derive structures that gracefully withstand the battering forces of nature whereas addressing the explicit wishes of establishing vendors, builders, and designers. The ebook is choked with broad-ranging fabric from primary rules to the state of the art applied sciences and contains concepts completely constructed to be hugely adaptable. delivering entire suggestions, instructive examples, and colour illustrations, the writer develops a number of techniques for designing tall constructions. He demonstrates some great benefits of mixing inventive challenge fixing and rational research for growing larger structural systems.

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61 The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. (a) East tower, (b) West tower, (c–f) project photographs. 62 Elysian Hotel and Private Residences, Chicago. (a) Schematic foundation plan, (b) foundation bracing system, (c) mat foundation, (d) levels 5–10 post-tensioning plan, and (e) levels 30–34 post-tensioning plan. 63 Shangri La New York City (610 Lexington Avenue), New York City. (a) Schematic elevation, (b) structural system consists of (1) 10 in. thick conventionally reinforced concrete slab, (2) posttensioned shear walls, (3) concrete belt and hat walls, (c) typical floor framing plan, (d) core framing details, (e) high-rise tower connection to 10-story podium (f) schematics of folded pendulum tuned mass damper, TMD; two 375 t TMDs will be located on either side of the core, below the roof parapet.

16 Jacketing of circular column. 17 Braced structural steel buttresses to strengthen an existing reinforced concrete building. 18 (a) Building plan showing locations of (N) steel props. (b) Section A; elevation of (N) steel prop. 19 Upgrading an existing building with external frames. 1 Empire State Building, New York City. 2 World Trade Center Twin Towers, New York City. 3 Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur. 4 Burj Dubai. 5 Monadock Building, Chicago. 6 Woolworth Building, New York City. 7 Chrysler Building, New York City.

15. 25 Design wind pressure perpendicular to 120 ft wall. 15. 26 External wind pressure coefficient Cp. 27 Exposure factor CeH. 28 Background turbulence factor, B, as a function of height and width of building. 29 Size reduction factor, s, as a function of width, height, and reduced frequency of the building. 30 Gust energy ratio, F, as a function of wave number. 31 Peak factor, gp, as a function of average fluctuation rate. ) ...........................................................................................

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