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dc.contributor.advisor Jayasinghe, MTR
dc.contributor.author Fernando, TMD
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-17T10:29:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-17T10:29:50Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/1181
dc.description.abstract The latest advances of concrete technology, efficient structural forms as well as construction techniques make the new trends in the construction of tall buildings in commercial city centres of the developing countries. This is generally considered as an economical solution of the optimisation of the usable land space, especially in the countries where steel is an imported material. The planning of the tall buildings will have to fulfil the requirement of many, parries therefore the eccentric arrangement cores in the buildings is a common situation for the structural engineers, Since the developments in concrete technology make the latest tall buildings much more taller and lighter than the earlier buildings, the behavioural studies on non-symmetric core structures arc very important for various decisions made by structural engineers, The eccentric core structures arc subjected to torsional moments when resisting the lateral loads due to the eccentricity, the cores are also subjected to warping effects due to the torsional moments, therefore. the additional vertical stresses will be created. This could affect the behaviour of the building. The magnitudes of these vertical stress depended on eccentricity, type of loading patterns of vertical distribution of the loads etc. This study was carried out to determine the effects of non-symmetric cores on behavior or tall buildings. A detail case study was carried out for the buildings from twenty to thirty storey ranges for various loading conditions with different eccentricity levels to achieve the objectives of the study. The result of this study shows that It is not prudent to design buildings with eccentric cores, simply, because It could be designed for the lateral loads of lower magnitude. It is shown that such structures could be subjected to severe stresses under stronger earthquakes This could be the reason for the failure of the major structural elements and it could be the cause tor the collapse of the buildings as well. Therefore, limiting the eccentricity of cores arc advisable and it is prudent to have a secondary system to protect the building by improving the ductility of the building significantly, with special reinforcement details. Key words: Tall buildings, concrete cores, earthquake forces. wind forces, torsional moments
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject TALL BUILDINGS ; STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS ; LOAD-BEARING MEMBERS
dc.title Effects of eccentric cores on behaviour of tall buildings
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MEng en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2003
dc.identifier.accno 77711 en_US


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