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Design and Analysis of Tall and Complex Structures

  • Book

  • February 2018
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4335114

The design of tall buildings and complex structures involves challenging activities, including: scheme design, modelling, structural analysis and detailed design. This book provides structural designers with a systematic approach to anticipate and solve issues for tall buildings and complex structures.

This book begins with a clear and rigorous exposition of theories behind designing tall buildings. After this is an explanation of basic issues encountered in the design process. This is followed by chapters concerning the design and analysis of tall building with different lateral stability systems, such as MRF, shear wall, core, outrigger, bracing, tube system, diagrid system and mega frame. The final three chapters explain the design principles and analysis methods for complex and special structures. With this book, researchers and designers will find a valuable reference on topics such as tall building systems, structure with complex geometry, Tensegrity structures, membrane structures and offshore structures.

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Table of Contents

1. Basic design issues for Tall buildings 2. Design and analysis of Tall buildings MRF and shear wall structure 3. Design and analysis of Tall buildings core wall and Outrigger-Braced structures 4. Design and analysis of Tall buildings tubular structures 5. Design and analysis of Tall buildings Diagrid structure and Mega-frame structures 6. Design and analysis of structures with complex geometry 7. Design and analysis of Tensegrity and Membrane structures


Feng Fu Lecturer in Structural Engineering, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University of London. Dr. Feng Fu PhD MBA CEng is a Chartered Structural Engineer, a professional member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineering. He is a committee member of Disproportionate Collapse Mitigation of Building Structure Standards and Blast Protection of Building Standards, American Society of Civil Engineers. He is in the editorial board of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings and International journal, Advances in Computational Design. He is currently a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at City, University of London. He has worked for several world leading consultancy companies such as the WSP Group, Waterman Group and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
He worked on a range of tall buildings and complex structures across the world. He has extensive research experience in the area of progressive collapse, structural fire and blast analysis of tall buildings and long span structures, Tensegrity structures and steel composite joints. He specialized in advanced numerical modelling and developed several modelling programs using different programming languages.