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Truss Design and Analysis in SAP2000

By: Haseeb Jamal / On: Mar 31, 2017 / Truss
 
 

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D.L= 10K, L.L= 20K, FY = 36KSI, FY=58KSI.

STEPS:

  • Unit = K-ft.
  • New model 2d truss, sloped truss. Number of division = 3, length (division)=15, Height= 12ft,
  • Option>preference > steel frame design, ALSC-LRFD-93.
  • Define > material, steel, modify, fy=36 ksi, fy= 58ksi.
  • Define > frame section, import angle. Add angles, add auto select insert ? all angles.
  • Define > load cases, add line load, self xple=0.

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  • Define > add default combo, select steel, convert. Arrow
  • Select all members.
  • Assign > frame > frame sections, select autos elect.
  • Select joint.
  • Assign > join load > forces, apply loads.
  • Select all.
  • Assign > frame > release > partial fixity.
  • Design > steel > steel design combo, UDSR1, UDSR2.
  • Design > steel > select design/check.
  • Design > steel > verify analysis Vs designed section.
  • If members changed, reanalyze structure till no change, then select max x-sections & apply to all membrane & analyze for economy purpose.
  • Display > show forces> joint UDSR2. It gives joint reaction.
  • Display > show forces/stresses > frame, axial. It gives member forces.
 

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