Structural Design of Tall Concrete and Masonry Buildings

by James G. MacGregor,
Inge Lyse,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-152-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-152-9 (ISBN-10), 1978, Soft Cover, Pg. 960
Vol. CB; Monograph on Tall Buildings: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This is the first of the ASCE five-volume series on Tall Buildings. Though the tallest skysrapers are of steel, the majority are of concrete — nearly 65 percent. The selection, analysis and design of tall concrete and masonry buildings are presented through four major divisions. Division one (in two chapters) describes the basic philosophies of working stress design, ultimate strength design, and limit states design as applied to concrete structures; the safety of reinforced concrete structures is also explored. Division two (in two chapters) reviews concrete framing systems for tall buildings, the selection of an appropriate system, and those factors which optimize a structural frame. Division three (in six chapters) presents the analysis of tall concrete buildings through these subjects: elastic analysis; nonlinear behavior and analysis; model analysis; stability; stiffness, deflections and cracking; and length changes and deflection due to creep, shrinkage and temperature. Division four (in three chapters) covers the proportioning of tall cast-in-place concrete buildings, tall precast concrete buildings and tall masonry buildings. The five-volume series was prepared by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and this council is sponsored by the following societies: the ASCE, the Int'l. Assoc. for Bridge and Structural Engineering, the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Planners, the Int'l. Fed. for Housing and Planning, and the Int'l. Union of Architects. Nearly 2/3 of the 175-member editorial team are affiliated with design firms or industry resulting in an interdisciplinary treatment of the subject. An extensive glossary and list of refernces is included.

Subject Headings: Concrete structures | Building design | Elastic analysis | Thermal analysis | Reinforced concrete | Structural safety | Concrete frames | Precast concrete


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