Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings

Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings

Bungale S. Taranath

Language: English

Pages: 989

ISBN: 143980480X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


An exploration of the world of concrete as it applies to the construction of buildings, Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings provides a practical perspective on all aspects of reinforced concrete used in the design of structures, with particular focus on tall and ultra-tall buildings. Written by Dr. Bungale S. Taranath, this work explains the fundamental principles and state-of-the-art technologies required to build vertical structures as sound as they are eloquent. Dozens of cases studies of tall buildings throughout the world, many designed by Dr. Taranath, provide in-depth insight on why and how specific structural system choices are made.

The book bridges the gap between two approaches: one based on intuitive skills and experience and the other based on computer skills and analytical techniques. Examining the results when experiential intuition marries unfathomable precision, this book discusses:

  • The latest building codes, including ASCE/SEI 7-05, IBC-06/09, ACI 318-05/08, and ASCE/SEI 41-06
  • Recent developments in studies of seismic vulnerability and retrofit design
  • Earthquake hazard mitigation technology, including seismic base isolation, passive energy dissipation, and damping systems
  • Lateral bracing concepts and gravity-resisting systems
  • Performance based design trends
  • Dynamic response spectrum and equivalent lateral load procedures

Using realistic examples throughout, Dr. Taranath shows how to create sound, cost-efficient high rise structures. His lucid and thorough explanations provide the tools required to derive systems that gracefully resist the battering forces of nature while addressing the specific needs of building owners, developers, and architects. The book is packed with broad-ranging material from fundamental principles to the state-of-the-art technologies and includes techniques thoroughly developed to be highly adaptable. Offering complete guidance, instructive examples, and color illustrations, the author develops several approaches for designing tall buildings. He demonstrates the benefits of blending imaginative problem solving and rational analysis for creating better structural systems.

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......................................................................668 7.8.1 Common Strategies for Seismic Strengthening ............................... 669 Tall Buildings ........................................................................................................... 685 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 Historical Background................................................................................... 688 Review of High-Rise Architecture

9.2.5.3 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure .................................. 813 Lateral Displacements ....................................................... 813 Minimum Lateral Forces for the Design of Isolation System and Structural Elements at or below Isolation System................................................................ 816 9.2.5.4 Minimum Lateral Forces for the Design of Structural Elements above Isolation System .....................................

are applied to the structure in proportion to its mass, and to the height of the mass above the ground. .............................. 27 FIGURE 1.28 Circulation of world’s winds. ...............................................................................28 FIGURE 1.29 Wind load distribution: positive pressure on windward wall, and negative pressure (suction) on leeward wall and roof. For a hermetically sealed building, internal pressures cancel out, hence no effect on overall building

applies to a condition in which concrete is confined in all directions. A reinforced concrete member with closely spaced spiral reinforcement or hoops is one such example. The confining reinforcement restrains the lateral strain in the concrete by increasing both its strength and ductility, as compared to unconfined concrete. Examples of confined concrete elements are circular columns provided with transverse reinforcement in the form of continuous helical reinforcement, often referred to as

design, ductility is achieved by controlling the reinforcement in a member. Excessive reinforcement inhibits ductility, since it may not yield prior to concrete failure of the section. In this chapter, we discuss the common practice for the design of concrete floor systems and vertical elements consisting of columns and walls. The presentation begins with a review of the impact of formwork on the total cost of the structural frame. Then a description of various floor framing techniques is given

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