Introductory Tutorial - ETABS Integrated Building Design...

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Computers and Structures, Inc. Berkeley, California, USA Version 9 November 2005 ETABS ® Integrated Building Design Software Introductory Tutorial
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© Copyright Computers and Structures, Inc., 1978-2005. The CSI Logo is a registered trademark of Computers and Structures, Inc. ETABS is a registered trademark of Computers and Structures, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Copyright The computer program ETABS and all associated documentation are proprietary and copyrighted products. Worldwide rights of ownership rest with Computers and Structures, Inc. Unlicensed use of the program or reproduction of the documentation in any form, without prior written authorization from Computers and Structures, Inc., is explicitly prohibited. Further information and copies of this documentation may be obtained from: Computers and Structures, Inc. 1995 University Avenue Berkeley, California 94704 USA Phone: (510) 845-2177 FAX: (510) 845-4096 e-mail: info@csiberkeley.com (for general questions) e-mail: support@csiberkeley.com (for technical support questions) web: www.csiberkeley.com
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DISCLAIMER CONSIDERABLE TIME, EFFORT AND EXPENSE HAVE GONE INTO THE DEVELOPMENT AND DOCUMENTATION OF ETABS. THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED AND USED. IN USING THE PROGRAM, HOWEVER, THE USER ACCEPTS AND UNDERSTANDS THAT NO WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THE DEVELOPERS OR THE DISTRIBUTORS ON THE ACCURACY OR THE RELIABILITY OF THE PROGRAM. THE USER MUST EXPLICITLY UNDERSTAND THE ASSUMPTIONS OF THE PROGRAM AND MUST INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE RESULTS.
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i Contents Introductory Tutorial An Example Model The Project 2 Step 1 Begin a New Model 2 Define an Auto Select Section List 5 Step 2 Add Line Objects 7 Set Up to Add Objects to Multiple Stories Simultaneously 7 Draw Column Objects 8 Save the Model 13 Draw the Lateral Force-Resisting Beam Objects 13 Draw the Secondary (Infill) Beam Objects 15 Step 3 Add Area Objects 18 Draw the Floor Area Objects 18 Add Dummy Area Objects used for Wind Load Application 21 Add Objects in Elevation View 21 Add Objects in Plan View 22 Step 4 Define Static Load Cases 25
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Introductory Tutorial ii Step 5 Assign Gravity Loads 29 Step 6 Define a Developed Elevation 34 Step 7 Assign Wind Loads 37 Step 8 Review Database Display of Input Data 42 Step 9 Run the Analysis 44 Step 10 Graphically Review the Analysis Results 44 Step 11 Design the Composite Beams 47 Step 12 Design the Steel Frame 55
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Tutorial An Example Model This manual provides step-by-step instructions for building a basic ETABS model. Each step of the model creation process is identified, and various model construction techniques are introduced. If you follow the instructions, you will build the model shown in Figure 1. Figure 1
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