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Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings

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Lateral Load Resisting Systems for Steel Buildings Preview Rigid Frames Frames with Fully Restrained Connections Concentric Braced Frames Eccentric Braced Frames Buckling-Restrained Brace Frame Steel Plate Shear Wall Staggered Truss Interacting System of Braced and Rigid Frames Core and Outrigger Systems Frame Tube System Irregular Tube Trussed Tube Bundled Tube Ultimate High-Efficiency Systems for Ultra Tall Buildings Lateral Load-Resisting Systems for Composite Buildings Preview Composite Members Composite Subsystems Composite Building Systems Seismic Design of Composite Buildings Gravity Systems for Steel Buildings Preview General Considerations Design of Members Subject to Compression Design of Members Subject to Bending Tension Members Design for Shear, Additional Comments Design of Members for Combined Forces and Torsion (in Other Words, Members Subjected to Torture) Design for Stability AISC 360-10 Stability Provisions Understanding How Commercial Software Works Gravity Systems for Composite Buildings Preview Composite Metal Deck Composite Beams Composite Joists and Trusses Other Types of Composite Floor Construction Continuous Composite Beams Nonprismatic Composite Beams and Girders Moment-Connected Composite Haunch Girders Composite Stub Girders Composite Columns Wind Loads Preview Design Considerations Variation of Wind Velocity with Height (Velocity Profile) Probabilistic Approach Vortex Shedding ASCE 7-05 Wind Load Provisions Wind-Tunnel Tests Building Drift Human Response to Wind-Induced Building Motions Structural Properties Required for Wind-Tunnel Data Analysis Period Determination for Wind Design ASCE 7-10 Wind Load Provisions Seismic Design Preview Structural Dynamics Seismic Design Considerations ASCE 7-05 Seismic Design Criteria and Requirements: Overview Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings, ANSI/AISC 341-10 Preview AISC 341-10 Seismic Provisions, Overview AISC 341-10, Detailed Discussion Prequalified Seismic Moment Connection List of Significant Technical Provisions of AISC 341-05/10 Additional Comments on Seismic Design of Steel Buildings Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Steel Buildings Preview Social Issues in Seismic Rehabilitation General Steps in Seismic Rehabilitation Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings ASCE/SEI Standard 41-06 Special Topics Preview Architectural Review of Tall Buildings Evolution of High-Rise Architecture Tall Buildings Building Motion Perception Structural Damping Performance-Based Design Preliminary Analysis Techniques Connection Details Preview References Index

About the Author

Dr. Bungale S. Taranath, PhD, PE, SE, is a corporate consultant to DeSimone Consulting Engineers, a consulting firm, with offices in New York, Miami, San Francisco, New Haven, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and Abu Dhabi. He has extensive experience in the design of concrete, steel, and composite tall buildings and has served as principal-in-charge for many notable high-rise buildings. Dr. Taranath is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Concrete Institute, and a registered structural and professional engineer in several states. He has conducted research into the behavior of tall buildings and shear wall structures and is the author of a number of published papers on torsion analysis and multistory construction projects. He has published four books: Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings: Steel and Composite Construction; Steel, Concrete, and Composite Design of Tall Buildings; Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings: Structural Analysis and Design; and Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings. Three of his books were translated into Chinese and Korean and are widely referenced throughout Asia. Dr. Taranath has conducted seminars on tall-building design in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, India, and England. Dr. Taranath's passion for tall buildings has never waned. Today, his greatest joy is sharing that enthusiasm with owners, architects, and fellow structural engineers to develop imaginative solutions for seemingly impossible structures.


Dr. Taranath has produced a serious state-of-the-art book on tall steel and composite structures. As with his phenomenally successful text Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings, this new book should be titled "all you ever wanted to know about steel structures including composite". ... His text is truly a magnificent effort by a highly intelligent engineer with a purpose of teaching all he has accumulated in his illustrious career of designing and teaching. This book is not a thin publication or a die-fast text; it is truly a labor of love. ... Taranath strives to zero in on the most economical system that simultaneously satisfies the owners' cost concerns and the architects' dreams. ... This book is a must for any serious engineer who truly wants to understand the gestalt of steel and composite tall building design. --From the Foreword by Vincent J. DeSimone, Chairman, DeSimone Consulting Engineers [Dr. Taranath's] intentional reliance on intuitive concepts rather than a rigorous analytical approach helps to facilitate an understanding of the many complex ideas involved in tall building design. ... I'm sure the reader will agree that getting back to basics using intuition and conceptualization is the best way to present this subject matter; and Dr. Taranath has done an outstanding job of accomplishing that goal in this comprehensive tall building design guide. He has a perspicuous writing style with a flair for lucidity rather than obscurity, and on occasion even highlights it with some engineering humor. ... I am confident that all kinds of engineers, from students to young graduates, from seasoned practitioners to academics, will appreciate Dr. Taranath's conceptual approach to the subject with no need for rigor. The rigor comes later, after the conceptual ideas have coalesced. --From the ICC Foreword by John R. Henry, PE, Principal Staff Engineer, International Code Council

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