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Title
Earthquake Resistance of High-Rise Systems: Classification of Tall Building Systems.
File
PB84241074.pdf
Author(s)
Falconer, D. W.; Beedle, L. S.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., June 1984, 106 p.
Identifying Number(s)
LEHIGH/FEL-442.3
Abstract
As the number of different high-rise structures in existence increases every year, so also is there an increase in the possibility of damage due to earthquake, wind, or other hazards. In the event of such damage it is important to be able to correlate damage intensity with the particular tall building system used. A classification scheme for these systems is required, and this report presents such a codification. The systems selected for study include the structural systems, the structural materials, selected mechanical systems, the vertical transportation systems, and selected architectural systems. Greatest attention is given to the structural systems.
Keywords
Superstructures; Tall buildings; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Classifications