Feb 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016

# Design & Beam Analysis using SAP2000

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• WD = 20 K/ft, WL = 60 k/ft, Fy = 60 Ksi, fi’ = 4 ksi.

## Steps:

• Unit = Kft-f
• New model = Beam,
• span = 2.
• Modify x1 =0,
• x2=20,
• x3 = 45.
• Option > Preference
• concrete code = ACI 2003.

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## Define:

Define > Material Create, Modify fy = fys = 60 Ksi, fi’ = 4 ks

• Define > Frame sections.
• Add rectangular section.
• Name = B 15 * 12,
• Depth = 15m,
• width = 12” Reinforcement, click Beam bottom.
• Clear cover top = Bottom = 2.5”
• Define > add default combo. Check concrete & convert to user editable boxes.
• Select beams

## Assign:

Assign > frame

• Frame section,
• select B15* 12.
• Select> get previous select.
• Assign > frame load
• Distributed.
• Load = 0.02.
• Select > get previous select
• Assign > frame load
• Distributed.
• Load case = live,
• Load= 0.0 6
• Analyze > analysis case. x-z plane
• Save model.

## Analysis:

Analyze > Run analysis.

• Select model,
• Click do not run,
• Click “Run”.
• Design > deformed shape, select DCON2.
• Display > show forces/stress.
• Select UDCON2,
• select F22, it gives such values.
• Uncheck fill,
• check show values.
• Display > show forces/stresses,
• select m33. It gives banding moment values.
• By clicking right button of mouse on any member, a window opens showing full details of shear, moment & deflation of that member.
• Display >show forces/stress
• Joints.
• Select UDCON2, this gives Joint reaction.

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