Tall Buildings

Tall Buildings

The Proceedings of a Symposium on Tall Buildings with Particular Reference to Shear Wall Structures, Held in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Southampton, April 1966

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editors: A. Coull, B. Stafford Smith
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180960

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Tall Buildings provides information and research on tall buildings. This book presents the advances in structural analysis, in methods of design, in methods of construction, and in the properties of materials. Organized into three sections encompassing 27 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the important features of the interaction of a tall building with the wind. This text then examines the reasons for requiring a more rational and refined approach to the wind loading of tall buildings. Other chapters consider the different solutions to the layout of plans for offices and flats using shear walls. This book discusses as well the comparisons made in respect of construction, design, and economy. The final chapter deals with the increase in the number of tall buildings, for both residential and commercial purposes, under construction throughout the world. This book is a valuable resource for civil, structural, consulting, and research engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Participants

    Section 1. Wind Loading

    The Treatment of Wind Loading on Tall Buildings


    Section 2. Design and Construction

    Planning Concepts Using Shear Walls


    Shear Wall Structures—Design and Construction Problems


    The Use of Shear Walls in High Buildings

    Shear Wall Construction in System Building


    Section 3. Research

    (a) The Present State of Research

    Analysis of Shear Wall Structures (A Review of Previous Research)

    (b) Coupled Shear Walls

    Interaction of Shear Walls Connected Solely through Slabs


    Multistorey Pierced Shear Walls of Variable Cross-Section


    The Analysis of Interconnected Shear Walls by Analogue Computation


    Lateral Stiffness of Shear Walls with Openings


    The Effect of Local Wall Deformations on the Elastic Interaction of Cross Walls Coupled by Beams


    (c) Interaction Between Shear Walls and Frames

    Laterally Loaded Systems Consisting of Walls and Frames

    Design of Combined Frames and Shear Walls


    On Some Special Problems of Analysis and Design of Shear Wall Structures


    Analysis of Multistorey Buildings Considering Shear Wall and Floor Deformations


    The Static and Dynamic Analysis of Orthogonal Structures Composed of Shear Walls and Frames


    Analysis and Design of Shear Wall Structures


    Analysis of Tall Buildings with Shear Walls Under Bending and Torsion

    Further Comment


    (d) Infilled Frames

    Calculating Infilled Frames by the Method of Finite Elements


    Some Investigations of the Problem of the Strength of Elements of Buildings Subjected to Horizontal Loads

    The Composite Behavior of Infilled Frames


    (e) Particular Problems

    The Effect of Wall Openings on the Stresses and Edge Shear Forces in Diaphragm Systems

    Restraining Forces in the Analysis of Tall Buildings

    Torsion-Bending in Slab Structures


    Experimental Photoelastic Determination of the Stresses and Deformations of Laterally Loaded Shear Walls With Openings

    Review of Research Aspects

    Appendix I. Current Trends in Concrete High-Rise Buildings

    Appendix II. On Tall Buildings

Product details

  • No. of pages: 628
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180960

About the Editors

A. Coull

B. Stafford Smith

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