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] Lecture 3: Design Criteria (Part 1) [Duration: 52 mins] Lecture 3: Design Criteria (Part 2) [Duration: 85 mins] Hands-on Training: Introduction to ETABS (Part 1) [Duration: 57 mins] Hands-on Training: Introduction to ETABS (Part 1) [Duration: 62 mins] Hands-on Training: Design of 4 Storey RC Building [Duration: 49 mins] Lecture 4: Selection of Structural Systems for Tall Buildings [Duration: 61 mins] Lecture 5: Preliminary Design and Sizing (Part 1) [Duration: 52 mins] Lecture 5: Preliminary Design and Sizing (Part 2) [Duration: 32 mins] Lecture 6: An Overview of Finite Element Analysis (Part 1) [Duration: 61 mins] Lecture 6: An Overview of Finite Element Analysis (Part 2) [Duration: 42 mins] Lecture 6: An Overview of Finite Element Analysis (Part 3) [Duration: 49 mins] Lecture 7: Structural Analysis for Gravity Loads (Part 1) [Duration: 44 mins] Lecture 7: Structural Analysis for Gravity Loads (Part 2) [Duration: 53 mins] Lecture 8: Structural Analysis for Lateral Loads (Part 1) [Duration: 49 mins] Lecture 8: Structural Analysis for Lateral Loads (Part 2) [Duration: 52 mins] Lecture 8: Structural Analysis for Lateral Loads (Part 3) [Duration: 53 mins] Hands-on Training: Equivalent Static Analysis of Tall Buildings [Duration: 68 mins] Hands-on Training: Response Spectrum Analysis of Tall Buildings [Duration: 73 mins] Hands-on Training: Design of Shear Walls [Duration: 66 mins]
Some of the Learning Resources and References which can be used include: 1. R. Park and T. Paulay (1975): Reinforced Concrete Structures, John Wiley and Sons. 2. T.Y. Lin and S.D. Stotesbury (1988): Structural Concepts and Systems for Architects and Engineers, 2nd edition, Van Nostrand Reinhold. 3. D.L. Schodek (1998): Structures, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, Inc. 4. J.G. Macgregor (2005): Reinforced concrete: Mechanics and design, 5th edition, Prentice Hall. 5. Bungale S. Taranath (2010): Reinforced Concrete Design of Tall Buildings, Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. 6. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban-Habitat, (2008): Recommendations for the Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings. 7. Chopra A.K (2011): Dynamics of Structures-Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall. 8. Graham H. Powell (2010): Modeling for Structural Analysis, Computers & Structures Inc. 9. Edward L. Wilson (2000): Three-Dimensional Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structures, Computers & Structures Inc.
Journals and Magazines
1. Engineering Structures, Elsevier Science ltd 2. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE. 3. Structural Engineering International Journal, IABSE 4. ACI Structural Journal, ACI 5. Earthquake Spectra, EERI 6. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Dr. Naveed Anwar Executive Director, AIT Consulting Adjunct Faculty, Structural Engineering School of Engineering and Technology (SET) Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand