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Modelling and Design of Shear Wall by Staad Pro V8i

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Modelling and Design of Shear Wall by Staad Pro V8i

  • Dear members,

    Can any one tell me how to model the shear wall in Staad Pro V8i. Which commond do we use to model it; I mean to say 4-node mesh, mesh geneating, solid or any other.

    How can we assign loading on the shear wall. If any one can attach an example, I would be greatful. I hope you will not direct me towards RAM Concrete softare because presently it is not in my hand.

    Regards,

    Mushtaq Ahmad

  • If you are looking to do a shear wall design, you need to model it using a surface entity.

    You can find an example on shear wall modeling and design in the folder

    D:\SProV8i\STAAD\Examp\US

    The file name is

    SURFACEMODEL.std

    In case you haven't looked up this topic in the Technical Reference manual, here is a summary of the relevant sections

    Surfaces Incidences -  5.13.3

    Openings in surface -  5.13.3

    Local Coordinates system for surfaces -  1.6.3

    Specifying sections for stress/force output -  5.13.3

    Property for surfaces -  5.21.2

    Material constants -  5.26.3

    Surface loading -  5.32.3.4

    Stress/Force output printing -  5.42

    Shear Wall Design -  3.8.2, 5.54

    In spite of what you have said, I would like to add that RAM Concrete is a better choice than STAAD for shear wall design.

      

  • Dear Mr. Kris Sathia,

    Thank you very much for your above reference. It was really very helpful.

    Could you please also help me as how can we fix the opening/ doors in shear wall in Staad Pro V8i.

    Regards,

    Mushtaq Ahmad