Design and Analysis of Tall and Complex Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081010181

Design and Analysis of Tall and Complex Structures

1st Edition

Authors: Feng Fu
Paperback ISBN: 9780081010181
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st March 2018
Page Count: 384
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The design of tall buildings structures involves several rather complex design activities, including data capture, modelling, conceptual design, and structural analysis and detailing. While traditional design approaches employ a ‘trial and error’ method, Design and Analysis of Tall Buildings Structures provides structural designers with a systematic approach to anticipate and solve issues for tall and complex structures.

Design and Analysis of Tall Buildings Structures begins with a clear and rigorous exposition of theory along with an explanation of the basic design issues encountered in the planning stages of Tall building projects. This is followed by chapters concerning modeling applications for the design and analysis of MRF and shear wall structure, core wall and Outrigger-braced structures and tubular structures. With this book researchers and designers will find a valuable reference to topics such as diagrid structure and Mega-frame structures, complex geometry and tensigity and membrane structures.

Key Features

  • Features numerous worked-through examples to assist the reader’s understanding of the topics
  • Provides the latest modeling methods in design, such as BIM and parametric modeling techniques
  • Offers a detailed explanation of widely used computer programs in current design practice, such as SAP2000, ETABS and Rhino
  • Includes modeling case studies and building models for all types of tall complex structures, such as tensigity and membrane structures, tubular structures and wall and outrigger-braced structures


Civil and Structural Engineers

Table of Contents

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Example of different complex structure worldwide

1.3 Main design issues

1.4 Introduction of BIM

1.5 Introduction of API development for different analysis program

Chapter 2 Basic design issues for Tall building

2.1 Gravidity loading

2.2 Wind

2.3 Earthquake

2.4 Foundation

2.5 Human Comfort Criteria

Chapter 3 design and analysis of Tall buildings-MRF and shear wall structure

3.1 Moment –resisting Frames

3.2 Shear wall structures

3.3 Coupled shear wall structures

3.4 Modelling example of shear wall structures

Chapter 4 design and analysis of Tall buildings-core wall and Outrigger-Braced structures

4.1 Introduction

4.2 core wall structure

4.3 Out-trigger structure

4.4 Modelling example

Chapter 5 design and analysis of Tall buildings _tubular structures

5.1 Introduction of Tubular structures

5.2 Framed Tube,

5.3 bundle –Tube structure,

5.4 Braced –tube structure)

5.5 Modelling example: Tubular structures-modelling of Twin tower using ETABS

Chapter 6 design and analysis of Tall buildings -Diagrid structure and Mega-frame structures

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Diagrid structure,

6.3 Mega-frame structures,

6.4 Modelling example –Diagrid structure-Gherkin

6.5 Modelling example: Mega-frame structure-HSBC head quarter HK

Chapter 7 design and analysis of structures with complex geometry

7.1 Method to model complex structures –introduction of parametric modelling

7.2 Method of setting up complex geometry (Using Rhino, Revit, AutoCAD)

7.3 Method of analysis for complex structures

7.4 Modelling example - Modelling of Bird nest stadium

Chapter 8 design and analysis of Tensigity and Membrane structures

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Tensegrity structure

8.3 Membrane structure

8.4 Form finding theory

8.5 Modelling example: Membrane structures-Beijing Aquatic centre


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About the Author

Feng Fu

Dr. Feng Fu is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. He has extensive research experience in the area of progressive collapse, structural fire analysis of tall buildings and long span structures, Tensegrity structures and composite joints. He specialized in advanced numerical modelling and developed several modelling programs using different languages, such as FORTRAN and Visual Basic.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Structural Engineering, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University of London