CE1006 – TALL BUILDINGS

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  CE1006  –   TALL BUILDINGS     
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UNIT I           INTRODUCTION                                              9
The  tall  building  in  the  urban  context  –  The  tall  building  and  its  support  structure  –
Development of high rise building structures – General planning considerations – Dead
loads  –  Live  loads  –  Construction  loads  –  Snow,  rain  and  ice  loads  –  Wind  loads  –
Seismic  loading  –  Water  and  earth  pressure  loads  –  Loads  –  Loads  due  to  restrained  –
Volume changes of material – Impact and dynamic loads – Blast loads – Combination of
loads. 
                
UNIT II          THE VERTICAL STRUCTURE PLANE                                     9
Dispersion of vertical forces – Dispersion of lateral forces – Optimum ground level space
– Shear wall arrangement – Behaviour of shear walls under lateral loading – The floor
structure  or  horizontal  building  plane  floor  framing  systems  –    Horizontal  bracing  –
Composite floor systems – The high  rise building as related to assemblage kits skeleton
frame systems – Load bearing wall panel systems – Panel – Frame systems – Multistory
box systems.
        
UNIT III        COMMON HIGH-RISE BUILDING STRUCTURES AND THEIR
                        BEHAVIOUR UNDER LOAD                                                       9
The bearing wall structure – The shear core structure – Rigid frame systems – The wall –
Beam structure – Interspatial and staggered truss systems – Frame – Shear wall building
systems – Flat slab building structures – Shear truss – Frame interaction system with rigid
–  Belt  trusses  –  Tubular  systems  –  Composite  buildings  –  Comparison  of  high  –  Rise
structural  systems  other  design  approaches  controlling  building  drift  efficient  building
forms – The counteracting force or dynamic response.               
        
UNIT IV        APPROXIMATE  STRUCTURAL  ANALYSIS  AND  DESIGN  OF         
                        BUILDINGS                                                                                                9
Approximate  analysis  of  bearing  wall  buildings  –  The  cross  wall  structure  –  The  long
wall  structure  –  The  rigid  frame  structure  approximate  analysis  for  vertical  loading  –
Approximate analysis for lateral loading – Approximate design of rigid frame buildings –
Lateral deformation of rigid frame buildings – The rigid frame – Shear wall structure –
The vierendeel structure – The hollow tube structure.           

UNIT V          OTHER HIGH-RISE BUILDING STRUCTURE                         9
Deep – Beam systems – High rise suspension systems – Pneumatic high rise buildings –
Space frame applied to high rise buildings – Capsule architecture.

Total: 45   

TEXT BOOKS
1.         Wolfgang  Schueller  “High  -  Rise  building  structures",  John  Wiley  and  Sons,
1986.
2.         Bryan  Stafford  Smith  and  Alex  Coull.,  "  Tall  Building  Structures  Analysis  and
Design”, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1991.

REFERENCES
1.         Coull A. Smith and Stafford, B., “Tall Buildings”, Pergamon Press, 1997.
2.         Lin, T.Y. and Stotes, B.D., “Structural Concepts and Systems for Architects and
Engineers”, John Wiley, 1994.
3.         Beedle,  L.S.,  “Advances  in  Tall  Buildings”,  CBS  Publishers  and  Distributors,
1996.
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