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SDG: Structure Design Graph tutorial

SDG is an Excel program to design moment frame, braced frame, and shear wall structures for gravity, lateral wind and seismic loads SDG computes and visualizes the effect of gravity and lateral loads SDG requires some knowledge of structural design for gravity and lateral wind and seismic loads SDG requires a PC with MS Excel macros Enabled Press > Ctrl-Shift-R to run SDG

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If column AB is corrupt copy column AL-AM and paste it into AB

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Input data

Output data

Seismic data brown Wind data green

Moment frame

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Building module considered (red block)

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Enter Ss & S1 or Ss & S1 = 0 (or blank) to enter Cs otherwise Cs is computed per Ss & S1

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As is or as modified

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Input top width (feet)

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Stuck 2 Top level: 12 Stuck 1 Top level: 3

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Select and copy (Ctrl C) data to make graphs

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Select chart type

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Select columns to graph

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Mw k'

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11

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1 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000

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Braced frame

Posts

Braces

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12 11 10 9 8 7 P4 k 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 P3 k

Braced frame posts P3 = post 3 P4 = post 4

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12 11 10 9 8 7 V-br k 6 5 D-br k

Braced frame braces V-br = V-brace D-br = D-brace

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3 2 1 0 50 100 150 200 250

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Shear wall

Shear wall

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Input shear wall strengths (klf) @ line 2

Output: Shear wall lengths required (ft)

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Post data (Ctrl V) in new Excel sheet Data to make graphs

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12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Series3 Series2 Series1

Shear wall lengths (feet) Wall 3: 8 klf Wall 2: 7 klf Wall 1: 6 klf

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0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40

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