Steel Structures: Analysis and Design for Vibrations and Earthquakes analyses the behaviour of two steel framed structures and their structural elements subjected to complex dynamic forces under the actions of earthquake motions and vibrations due to dynamic forces created by the effects of an unbalanced rotating mass of machines. Both the complete structures and the structural elements are analysed in compliance with Eurocode 8 and Eurocode 3.
There are books available that consider the design of structural members and deal with isolated problems but in the main these emphasize the theory and do not consider the practical design and detailing which engineers face in the design office and within construction. This book considers the structure in its entirety providing a complete picture, guiding the engineer through the full process.
The general principles and practices, design concepts, evaluation of seismic design parameters, calculations of design base shear force in elastic analysis, and vibration analysis are all considered before presentation of the calculations. The author takes the reader through the process in a simple and lucid way with a step-by-step approach stating the design philosophy, design considerations and clarifying the referred clauses of the code of practice, all complemented by design sketches and tables.
Part I: Analysis and design of a steel framed storage building subjected to earthquake forces. Evaluation of seismic design parameters; Specifications, rules for steel buildings design; Load combinations of seismic action with other actions; Computation of horizontal and vertical components of seismic action; Brief description; Computation of design base shear force in elastic analysis; Seismic analysis of beams, columns, and design to EC3; Analysis of portal frame with seismic forces. Part II: Analysis and design of a steel framed structure subjected to machine vibrations; General principles and practices; Design concept; Vibration analysis; Structural analysis and design; Index
Mr. Ghosh has over 40 years experience in design offices and on overseas projects in countries such as India, Italy, Austria and Jordan, etc. He has been involved in projects such as the Channel Tunnel, Limehouse Link Tunnel and Heathrow Express Tunnel Link and is also the author of three other books on practical design.