Preliminary Design of Building Structures

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Preliminary Design of Building Structures

Contents

  1. Introduction
    1.1 Course Outline. 5
    1.2 Syllabus 8
    1.3 Programme. 9
    1.4 Studying. 10
    1.5 General Report Advice  12
    1.6 Report Requirements . 14
    1.7 Reading Material . 16
    1.8 Some Introductory Problems . 18
  1. Overall Structural Behaviour
    2.1 Primary function of a structure 19
    2.2 Structural Members . 24
    2.3 Structural Systems . 28
    2.4 Stability of Buildings. 40
    2.5 Allowing for Movement  53
  1. Structural Materials and Structural Form
    3.1 Choice of Structural Material  64
    3.2 Choice of Structural Form . 78
  1. Precedence Studies 
    4.1 Introduction 82
    4.2 Dulles Airport  83
    4.3 Alamillo Bridge . 84
    4.4 Patera Building System . 85
    4.5 Sydney Opera House – Podium. 87
    4.6 Sydney Opera House – General  88
    4.7 Robert Maillart – Beam Bridge . 89
    4.8 Pompidou – Lateral Stability. 90
    4.9 Pompidou – General  92
    4.10 Nervi – Some Examples. 95
    4.11 Peter Rice - La Villette. 98
    4.12 Torroja – Madrid Racecourse. 100
    4.13 Torroja – Half-Mile Viaduct, Unbuilt, 1956 102
    4.14 Torroja – Operating Theatre, Madrid University. 103
    4.15 Two Recent Train Stations. 104
    4.16 Case Study: Fazlur Kahn and the Evolution of Tall Buildings 105
    4.17 Structures Photographs Presentation 117
  1. Preliminary Analysis
    5.1 Preliminary Loading  121
    5.2 Preliminary Structural Analysis  129
    5.3 Tributary Areas 140
    5.4 Preliminary Analysis of a Grandstand. 146
  1. Preliminary Design
    6.1 Reinforced Concrete  150
    6.2 Prestressed Concrete 154
    6.3 Steel – Non-composite. 158
    6.4 Composite Construction  160
    6.5 Timber Joists in Domestic Construction . 161
  1. Car Park Layout Design 
    7.1 Introduction 162
    7.2 Car Sizes and Swept Path  164
    7.3 Bay, Aisle and Bin Dimensions. 166
    7.4 Headroom and Ramps . 170
    7.5 Ventilation . 172
    7.6 Miscellaneous  173
  1. Examples 
    8.1 Load Takedown . 174
    8.2 Beams, Slab and Column Example . 181
    8.3 Flat Slab Example 193
    8.4 Sample Scheme Problem 1  197
    8.5 Sample Scheme Problem 2  201
    8.6 Sample Scheme Problem 3  209
    8.7 Sample Scheme Problem 4  212
    References 221
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