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Fazlur Rahman Khan's understanding of tube structural system of skyscrapes

Md Nor, Khairul affendy and Shafie, Amir Akramin (2011) Fazlur Rahman Khan's understanding of tube structural system of skyscrapes. In: Contributions of Early Muslim Scientists to Engineering Sciences and related studies. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 115-120. ISBN 978-967-418-157-4

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The principal objective of this chapter is to discuss about contributions of Fazlur Rahman Khan, towards construction of skyscrapers. His innovations, namely frammed tube, trussed tube and bundled tube, had led to significant improvement on structural efficiency and made the construction of tall buildings economically viable. The chapter will also investigate on the improvement of structural system using Khan's innovation and its impacts on construction of current generation skyscrapers. Research methodologies used are book referencing, internet searching and journals referencing. Fazlur Rahman Khan was a structural engineer, renowned for his designs of structural systems in the second half of the 20th century, which then remain fundamental to all skyscrapers todate. He was born in 1929, in Dhaka, Bengal now Bangladesh.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5119/21152
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fazlur Rahman Khan, skyscrapes
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Amir Shafie
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 16:01
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2012 16:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21152

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