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VALLIAMMAI ENGINEERING COLLEGE

SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur 603 203

DEPARTMENT OF
CIVIL ENGINEERING

QUESTION BANK

VI SEMESTER

CE6015 TALL BUILDINGS

Regulation 2013

Academic Year 2016 17

Prepared by

Mr. J. ARUNRAJ CHRISTADOSS, Assistant Professor/CIVIL


VALLIAMMAI ENGINEERING COLLEGE
SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur 603 203
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

SUBJECT CODE: CE6015 YEAR: IV


SUBJECT NAME: TALL BUILDINGS SEM : VIII

QUESTION BANK
(As per Anna University 2013 Regulation)

UNIT 1- DESIGN CRITERIA AND MATERIALS

Development of High Rise Structures - General Planning Considerations Design philosophies -


Materials used for Construction - High Strength Concrete - High Performance Concrete - Self
Compacting Concrete - Glass - High Strength Steel.
PART A

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
1. What is the effect of Gravity loading on tall buildings? BT-1 Remember
2. Distinguish between static and dynamic approach.. BT-1 Remember
3. Mention the applications of high performance concrete. BT-1 Remember
4. What do you mean by sequential loading. BT-1 Remember
What is meant by live load reduction? How can it be incorporated Remember
5. BT-1
in analysis
Difference between time history analysis and response spectrum Remember
6. BT-1
method of analysis.
7. Classification on tall buildings. BT-2 Understand
8. Definition of a tall building BT-2 Understand
9. Material used for High rise building construction. BT-2 Understand
10. Advantages of self compacting concrete. BT-2 Understand
11. Development of High Rise Structure. BT-3 Apply
12. Development of High Rise Architecture. BT-3 Apply
13. Material used in High performance concrete. BT-3 Apply
14. Explain the sub systems and components.. BT-4 Analyze
15. Explain the most commonly used structural system? BT-4 Analyze
16. Application of self-compacting concrete. BT-4 Analyze
17. Explain moment resisting frame BT-5 Evaluate
18. Explain about self compacting concrete BT-5 Evaluate
Compare the Stress Strain graph for ordinary steel bars and Create
19. BT-6
HYSD steel bars
20. What is damping BT-6 Create

PART B

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
1. (i)Comment on the characteristic and uses of fibre reinforced BT-1 Remember
concrete. (9)
(ii)What are the advantages of light weight concrete.
(7)
2. ((i)Sustained load?(8) BT-1 Remember
(ii)Extraordinary load? (8)
3. (i)Sequential Loading. (8) BT-1 Remember
(ii)Earthquake loading (8)
4. Describe the method of calculating gravity loading,Wind load and BT-1 Remember
earthquake load .Give examples in each case.
5. Discuss on loading in tall building with emphasis on sequential BT-2 Understand
loading earth quake loading and wind loading.
6. What are the various design philosophies? Narrate the evolution BT-2 Understand
of one from the other with proper consideration of their merits and
demerits.
7. Explain briefly general planning considerations of tall building BT-2 Understand

8. Explain briefly development of High Rise Structure. BT-3 Apply


9. Explain self-compacting concrete guide line and specification BT-3 Apply
development in Euro code.
10. Describe materials used in high performance concrete. BT-4 Analyze
11. Explain briefly the most common structural system. BT-4 Analyze

12. BT-4 Analyze


Differentiate between high performance concrete and high
strength concrete explain briefly.
13. Explain tall building behavior during earth quake BT-5 Evaluate
14. Explain briefly philosophy of earthquake Design BT-6 Create

UNIT II- LOADINGS

Gravity loading Dead Load Live load- Live load reduction technique Impact load-
construction load - Sequential Loading. Lateral Loading-Wind load-Earthquake Load-
Combination of Loads
PART A

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
1. Define Gravity Load BT-1 Remember
2. Define Live Load Reduction BT-1 Remember
3. Define damping BT-1 Remember
4. Explain some basic bracing system. BT-1 Remember
5. Explain the static pressure distribution on a building BT-1 Remember
6. Explain earthquake loading BT-1 Remember
7. Define Modal analysis BT-2 Understand
8. Explain the combinations of loading BT-2 Understand
9. What is the effect of wind loading on Tall building. BT-2 Understand
10. State the factors which affect the growth and height of structures. BT-2 Understand
11. List the various reduction techniques BT-3 Apply
12. Types of wind load BT-3 Apply
13. Explain circulation of worlds winds BT-3 Apply
14. Write the equation of mean wind speed? BT-4 Analyze
15. Define impact load BT-4 Analyze
16. Define Sequential Loading BT-4 Analyze
17. Types of damping BT-5 Evaluate
18. Write the load combinations BT-5 Evaluate
19. Explain Gust Factor method BT-6 Create
20. Advantages and Disadvantages of modal analysis BT-6 Create

PART B

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
1. Explain briefly gravity loading on tall building BT-1 Remember
2. BT-1 Remember
Explain briefly the Live load reduction technique on tall building

3. Describe the method of calculating gravity loading,Wind load and BT-1 Remember
earthquake load .Give examples in each case.
4. BT-1 Remember
5. BT-2 Understand
Discuss on loading in tall building with emphasis on sequential
loading earth quake loading and wind loading
6. Explain the term of((i)Sustained load?(8) BT-2 Understand
(ii)Extraordinary load? (8)
7. Write short notes on (i)Sequential Loading. (8) BT-2 Understand
(ii)Earthquake loading (8)
8. Draw static pressure distribution on a building briefly. BT-3 Apply
9. Explain the load combinations of Earthquake in X and Y BT-3 Apply
direction
10. Define live load reduction ? How can it be incorporated in BT-4 Analyze
analysis
11. What are the different types of structural systems? Explain the BT-4 Analyze
performance of the different structures under lateral loading?
BT-5 Evaluate
Describe the method of calculating earthquake load and
12.
Sequential loading? Give examples in each case.
13 Explain tall building behavior during earth quake BT-6 Create

14. Explain briefly philosophy of earthquake Design BT-4 Analyze

UNIT 3- BEHAVIOUR OF VARIOUS STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS


Factors affecting growth, Height and Structural form - High rise behaviour of Various structural
systems - Rigid frames, braced frames, Infilled frames - shear walls, coupled shear walls wall-
frames, tubular structures - cores, outrigger- braced and hybrid mega systems

PART A

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
1. What are called in filled frames? BT-1 Remember
2. Brief the significance of shear walls. BT-1 Remember
3. Difference between shear wall and coupled shear wall BT-1 Remember
4. Sketch a typical tabular system.. BT-1 Remember
5. Why tube systems need to be braced. BT-1 Remember
6. What are the important aspects in shear wall design? BT-1 Remember
7. Discuss the behavior of symmetric wall frames BT-2 Understand
8. Differentiate the rigid frame and Infilled frame. BT-2 Understand
9. Discuss the behavior of braced frame. BT-2 Understand
10. Explain different types of structural systems? BT-2 Understand
11. Types of 3D frame by computer methods. BT-3 Apply
12. Classification of tall building structural systems. BT-3 Apply
13. Explain the category of interior structures BT-3 Apply
14. Explain the category of Exterior structures BT-4 Analyze
15. Damping strategies for structural systems? BT-4 Analyze
16. Explain passive systems? BT-4 Analyze
17. Recent Developments in the form of tall building? BT-5 Evaluate
18. Calculate the moment of inertia of twisted forms? BT-5 Evaluate
19. State the factors which affect the growth and height of Create
BT-6
structures.
20. Define live load reduction ? How can it be incorporated in Create
BT-6
analysis

PART B

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
1. What is shear wall? Explain the behavior of shear walls BT-1 Remember
2. Explain the behaviors of the following structural systems BT-1 Remember
1)Infilled frames
2)Tubular and outrigger braced frames.
3. Write a short note on the following BT-1 Remember
1)Bearing wall structures
2) Shear core structures
4. Explain the utility of box systems and composite floor system BT-1 Remember
in the tall building.
5. Brief the concept of futrigger braced and hydrid mega system BT-2 Understand
with neat sketches?
6. Explain with an example the equivalent stiffness method of BT-2 Understand
analysis of a shear wall building?
7. Give the procedure of analysis and design of a 3D frame by BT-4 Analyze
computer methods?
8. Describe the modeling techniques for approximate analysis BT-3 Apply
9. Comment on subsystem interaction? BT-3 Apply
10. Compare the behavior of shear wall structures with that of BT-4 Analyze
braced frame structures.
11. Discuss about of braced frame by approximate method? BT-5 Evaluate
12. Developments of structural systems briefly. BT-6 Create
13. Classification of tall building structural systems briefly? BT-4 Analyze
14. Discuss BT-2 Understand
(i) Rigid frame wall
(ii) Infilled frame wall
(iii) Bundled tube structures

UNIT 4- ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Modeling for approximate analysis - Accurate analysis and reduction techniques- Analysis of
buildings as total structural system- considering overall integrity and major subsystem
interaction- Analysis for member forces- drift and twist- computerised general three dimensional
analysis

PART A

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
Discuss on Hybrid approach of analysis ?When this type of Remember
1. BT-1
analysis will be adopted.
2. Discuss the waffle flat slabs BT-1 Remember
3. Discuss about the behavior of tubular structures. BT-1 Remember
What is the role of reinforcement in column stresses due to Remember
4. BT-1
creep and shrinkage?
5. What are the different effects of soil-structure interaction? BT-1 Remember
6. Write the drift limitations for various types of structures. BT-1 Remember
7. What is meant by differential movement in tall buildings. BT-2 Understand
8. Explain the term creep and shrinkage, BT-2 Understand
9. What are factors influencing fire resistance? BT-2 Understand
10. Explain the term of differential movement. BT-2 Understand
11. Methods of Modeling for approximate analysis BT-3 Apply
12. How to calculate the member forces. BT-3 Apply
13. Define drift and twist. BT-3 Apply
14. Discuss the 3D frame by computer methods. BT-4 Analyze
15. Find the moment of inertia of twisted forms? BT-4 Analyze
16. Explain different types of structural systems? BT-4 Analyze
17. What is the role of stiffness of stiffness of members in stability of Evaluate
BT-5
structures.
Evaluate
18. How to computerised general three dimensional analysis BT-5

19. Explain the category of Exterior structures BT-6 Create


20. What are factors influencing fire resistance? BT-6 Create

PART B

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
1. With the help of a case study, outline the procedure of design for BT-1 Remember
differential movement.
2. Write short notes on BT-1 Remember
1)suspended structures
2) core structures.
3) Hybrid analysis
3. Discuss about the behavior of symmetric wall frames and what BT-1 Remember
are the advantage for horizontal interaction in design of wall
frames?
4. Comment on analysis for member forces,draft, and twist BT-1 Remember
5. Explain how you would carry out analysis of structures as an BT-2 Understand
integral unit.
6. How do you go about the approximate analysis of wall frame BT-2 Understand
structures and shear wall structures.
7. Explain how would you design for temperature loads in case of a BT-2 Understand
40 storey building having a total height of 200m and temperature
change in steel column as =40 deg and a=.5*10-6
8. Explain the modeling for approximate analysis BT-3 Apply
9. Explain about Accurate analysis and reduction techniques BT-3 Apply
10 Explain about Analysis of buildings as total structural system BT-4 Analyze
11 Explain the computerized general three dimensional analysis BT-4 Analyze
12 Study of high rise residential building in indian cities (a case BT-5 Evaluate
study pune city)
13 Study of high rise residential building in indian cities (a case BT-4 Analyze
study chennai city)
14 List out the materials used in the coctruction of the high rise BT-6 Create
building in india

UNIT 5- STABILITY OF TALL BUILDINGS

Overall buckling analysis of frames-. wall-frames,- Approximate methods- second order effects
of gravity of loading- P-Delta analysis, simultaneous first-order and P-Delta analysis,
Translational

PART A

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
What is the role of stiffness of members of members in stability BT-1 Remember
1.
of structures?
2. Define space structures. BT-1 Remember
3. What do you mean by deep beam system? BT-1 Remember
What is load transfer mechanism in a suspended structural BT-1 Remember
4.
system?
5. Give the significance of P-Delta analysis. BT-1 Remember
6. Give situations for torsional instability. BT-1 Remember
7. Define buckling BT-2 Understand
8. Define states of equlibrium BT-2 Understand
9. Application of p-delta analysis BT-2 Understand
10. What is the uses of first order equation BT-2 Understand
11. Define stability BT-3 Apply
12. Explain about torsional instability BT-3 Apply
13. Explain deep beam system BT-3 Apply
14. Explain high rise suspension system BT-4 Analyze
15. Explain creep ,shrinkage and temperature BT-4 Analyze
16. Discuss about second order effects od gravity loading. BT-4 Analyze
17. Explain about symmetric wall frames BT-5 Evaluate
18. Explain about hybrid analysis BT-5 Evaluate
19. Define space frame BT-6 Create
20. Explain about pneumatic high rise building BT-6 Create

PART B

BT COMPETENCE
Q.NO QUESTIONS
LEVEL
1. What are the effect of creep, shrinkage and temperature on the BT-1 Remember
behavior of structures and discuss.
2. Write short notes on : BT-1 Remember
i. P-Delta effect.
ii. Effect of foundation rotation on the stability of
structures.
iii. Second order effects of gravity loading.
3. Discuss the following : BT-1 Remember
i. Deep Beam Systems
ii. High rise suspension system.
4. Explain the following : BT-2 Understand
i. Pneumatic high rise building.
ii. Space frame in high rise buildings.
5. Explain about buckling of frames briefly BT-2 Understand
6. Explain about approximate methods of buckling BT-3 Apply
7. Explain briefly second order effect of gravity loading BT-3 Apply
8. Explain about recent developments in the form of tall building? BT-4 Analyze
9. Discuss briefly damping strategies for structural systems. BT-4 Analyze
10 Explain about classification of tall building structural syytems? BT-4 Analyze
11 Explain in detail about the second order effects of gravity of BT-5 Evaluate
loading.
12 Describe the overall buckling analysis of frames BT-2 Understand
13 Describe the method of accommodating elastic instability of BT-6 Create
frames. How would you form the force displacement matrix in
this case?
14 How will you determine stresses in a frame arising from out of BT-1 Remember
plumb construction? Explain.

Total
S.no Subject BT1 BT2 BT3 BT4 BT5 BT6 Question
Part-A 6 4 3 3 2 2 20
1 Unit-1 Part-B 4 3 2 3 1 1 14

Part-A 6 4 3 3 2 2 20
2 Unit-2 Part-B 4 3 2 3 1 1 14

Part-A 6 4 3 3 2 2 20
3 Unit-3 Part-B 4 3 2 3 1 1 14

Part-A 6 4 3 3 2 2 20
4 Unit-4 Part-B 4 3 2 3 1 1 14

Part-A 6 4 3 3 2 2 20
5 Unit-5 Part-B 4 3 2 3 1 1 14