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Progressive Collapse Design and Analysis of Multistorey Buildings

Authored by: Feng Fu

Structural Analysis and Design to Prevent Disproportionate Collapse

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498706797
eBook ISBN: 9781315228938
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Nowadays, increasingly, the design of multistorey buildings, especially tall building projects, requires more attention to prevent progressive collapse. In the UK, a statuary requirement has been made for the design of buildings above a certain height, and a separate progressive collapse analysis report is required to be submitted and checked by the building control department. This is because tall buildings are more vulnerable in terrorist attacks. As introduced in Chapter 1, the design guidances in the UK and United States, as well as the Eurocode, all give detailed requirements for protecting a building against progressive collapse when designing it. Therefore, in this chapter, the detailed progressive analysis and design method for multistorey buildings is introduced.

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