Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings by Mehmet E. Uz and Muhammad N.S. Hadi

Acknowledgement First Author: First and foremost, I would like to express my profound gratitude to the Rector of Adnan Menderes University, Prof. Dr. Cavit Bircan, Aydin, Turkey for his invaluable direction, remarkable mentorship and for accepting me as a Lecturer at Adnan Menderes University and also for his help with all administrative matters in Ankara. His constant support and encouragement and understanding of what makes us human are gratefully acknowledged. I would like to especially acknowledge Mrs. Hatice Bircan for helping to keep us on track and providing the much…

Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Steel

Foreword………………………………………………………………..i Acknowledgments………………………………………………………………..    ii Contents……………………………………………………………….. …………iii List of Figures ………………………………………………………………………………….xiv List of Tables ………………………………………………………………..xvi 1 GENERAL…………………………………………………………………………………………..1 1.1 Scope……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1       1.2 Design Philosophy……………………………………………………………………………2      1.2.1 Aims of structural design………………………………………………………………………………………21.2.2 Design responsibility and assumptions…………………………………………………………………..21.2.3 Structural system, integrity and robustness…………………………………………………………….31.2.4 Overall stability……………………………………………………………………………………………………31.2.5 Limit state design ………………………………………………………………………………………………..31.2.6 Economy ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………31.2.7 Design working life………………………………………………………………………………………………31.3 References………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..41.4 Glossary of Terms and Definitions …………………………………………………………………………….41.4.1 General definitions ………………………………………………………………………………………………41.4.2 Structural element definitions………………………………………………………………………………..51.4.3 Structural behaviour definitions……………………………………………………………………………..61.4.4 Material behaviour definitions ……………………………………………………………………………….71.4.5 Section type definitions………………………………………………………………………………………..71.4.6 Connection definitions………………………………………………………………………………………….81.5 Major Symbols…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..82 LIMIT STATE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY ………………………………………………………………………..172.1 General……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………172.1.1 Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………172.1.2 Simple design …………………………………………………………………………………………………..172.1.3 Continuous design …………………………………………………………………………………………….172.1.4 Semi-continuous design……………………………………………………………………………………..172.1.5 Design justification…