CE 72.32: Design of Tall Buildings (January 2015 Semester)
This course aims to equip engineers with advanced knowledge of multi-disciplinary aspects on planning, system selection, modeling, analysis, design and construction of tall buildings. The course objectives and content has been set/designed keeping in view the overall design process involved in a typical high-rise building project. Hands-on training of finite element software with real-life examples accompanied by online content on various practical aspects will help in achieving course objectives.
Recent advancements in material sciences, computer-aided design, and construction technology have opened new ways towards using more sophisticated and elegant structural systems for tall buildings. These advancements not only demand start-of-the-art knowledge from engineers but also necessary skill to handle real-world problems associated with current engineering practice. The expected outcomes of this course include an improved understanding and training of engineers in the areas of:
• Preliminary design and selection of structural systems,
• Structural modeling and analysis of tall building using structural engineering software,
• Detailed analysis and design of tall buildings,
• Preparing design reports and presenting of results.
The course is divided in to following parts each covering in detail, a specific aspect/component of tall buildings design and analysis. The course starts with an overview of various tall building structural systems, introduces engineers to various analysis and design methods for individual components of tall buildings and guides them to various steps involved in the design process to complete the final design.
The video course is divided in to the following lectures.
Lecture 1: Overview of Tall Buildings [Duration: 59 mins]
Lecture 2: Design of Tall Buildings [Duration: 71 mins]