Software – Etabs

Etabs training is available on-line at the following URL:¬†http://www.csiamerica.com/products/etabs/watch-and-learn Students must email and request a trial version. 02 – Steel Frame Building 03 – Concrete Frame Building         14 – Buckling Factors 17 – Sequential Construction 19 – Sythetic Earthquake Generation  

Matlab – Basic Stiffness Matrix Example (Based on Hibbeler Example. 16-2)

Contents Basic Stiffness Matrix Example (Based on Hibbeler Example. 16-2) Define Nodes Define Members Make a blank Global Stifness Matrix Add length and angle to member table Make a Local Stiffness Matrix Make a Transformation Matrix Transform Stiffness Matrix to Global Coordinates Add Member Matrix to Global Stiffness Matrix Reduce the Gloal Stiffness Matrix Determine… Read More Matlab – Basic Stiffness Matrix Example (Based on Hibbeler Example. 16-2)

Matlab – RC frame and Cantilever Wall Stiffness using Simplified Elastic Methods

Contents RC frame and Cantilever Wall Stiffness using Simplified Elastic Methods GLOBAL CONSTANTS BUILDING – Geometrical and Loading Properties BUILDING – Assumed Section Sizes FRAME – Building Elastic Response -Stiffness and Flexibility Matricies FRAME – Displacements FRAME – Check Displacements FRAME – Substitute Structure Dynamic Properties CANTILEVER WALL – Building Elastic Response -Stiffness and Flexibility… Read More Matlab – RC frame and Cantilever Wall Stiffness using Simplified Elastic Methods

Matlab – Substitute Structure

function [ delta_eff, mass_eff, K_eff, T_eff, lambda ] = … substituteStructure( massVector, deflectionVector, base_shear ) % Function takes the displacement and mass vectors and returns the % effective displacement, mass, K and period PI =3.1415; deflectionVector=deflectionVector; delta_eff = sum(massVector.*deflectionVector.^2) … / sum(massVector.*deflectionVector); mass_eff = (sum(massVector.*deflectionVector)^2) … /sum(massVector.*deflectionVector.^2); K_eff = base_shear / delta_eff; T_eff = 2*PI… Read More Matlab – Substitute Structure

Matlab – Generate Earthquake Response Spectrum

Contents Input Parameters Initialise base vectors Calculate peak Acceleration,Velocity and Displacement Construction of the RSA/RSV/RSA for the Rock site Construction of the RSA/RSV/RSA for the Soil site Strucure function [reponseSpectrum] … = responseSpectrum(Sa, Sv, T_n) %responseSpectrum(Sa, Sv, T_n) % Function takes the input parameters and produces a simplified response % spectrum. % % The response… Read More Matlab – Generate Earthquake Response Spectrum

CAD – Parametric Design with Rhino and Grasshopper

The below are examples¬†produced from a grasshopper webinar. Basic Parametric Geometry Example Using two curved lines as the boundaries, we divide the curved lines into equally spaced segments. We then define a curved line bridging the two boundary lines originating and terminating at the boundary segments. The height of the arch is controlled by a… Read More CAD – Parametric Design with Rhino and Grasshopper