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# NLSPA ETABS Problem statement

Problem Statement

The problem is divided for symmetry and asymmetry bays in plan of a bare frame of
G+9 storey structure of floor to floor height of 3m.

6.1 Assumptions:
1. Structure is without infill walls.
2. No special moment or shear resisting elements provided.
3. The structure is only loaded with its self-weight and live load.

6.2 Specified material properties:
1. Compressive strength of concrete
The grade of concrete is a taken as M25. Thus the characteristic strength of
concrete after 28 days of curing is 25 N/mm2.
2. Weight per unit volume
The specific mass of concrete grade M25 is taken as 2430 kg/m 3. Hence the
specific weight can be calculated by multiplying it by gravitational acceleration i.e.
9.81 m/sec2. The calculated specific weight is 23838.3 kN/m3.
3. Modulus of elasticity
The modulus of elasticity is found out using formula,
Ec = 5000 √ fck
The elastic modulus obtained for M25 is 25000 N/mm2.
4. Poisson’s Ratio
The Poisson’s ratio is used by default as 0.2.

6.3 Assigned member properties:
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Beam – 300mm x 600mm
Column – 600mm x 600mm
Slab – 125mm thk.
Rigid Diaphragm per floor

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For bare frame. Soil type – Medium (II) 3. Importance factor I = 1. For Column a. Zone III.7 List of models used for comparison: Page 15 . Cv = 0.264 6.4 Plastic hinge properties as per FEMA and ATC: 1. T = 0. Default PMM – 0 b.9613 sec 4.6 Seismic properties considered: 1. z = 0.192 7. Default PMM – 1 6. Fixed support at base. Default M3 – 1 c.16.16. 4-7 ATC 40 For z = 0. Ca = 0. 6. Response reduction factor R = 3 6.NLSPA ETABS Problem statement 6. For Beam a.5 Support properties: 1. Default V2 – 1 2. Default M3 – 0 b.75 = 0. From table no.00 5.075 x (30)0. 4-8 ATC 40 For z = 0. Default V2 – 0 d.16 2. From table no.

NLSPA ETABS Problem statement Fig. 6. 6.1.1.1 Model 1 – Symmetrical 2 X 2 @ 5m Fig.2 Model 2 – Symmetrical 3 X 3 @ 5m Page 16 .

1.4 Model 4 – Symmetrical 5 X 5 @ 5m Page 17 .3 Model 3 – Symmetrical 4 X 4 @ 5m Fig.1. 1. 6.NLSPA ETABS Problem statement Fig.

6 Model 6 – Symmetrical 7 X 7 @ 5m Page 18 .NLSPA ETABS Problem statement Fig. 6. 6.1.5 Model 5 – Symmetrical 6 X 6 @ 5m Fig.1.

1 Model A – Unsymmetrical 4 X 4 @ 6m in X direction and 5m in Y direction Page 19 .1.2.7 Model 7 – Symmetrical 8 X 8 @ 5m Fig. 6. 6.NLSPA ETABS Problem statement Fig.

2 Model B – Unsymmetrical 4 X 4 @ 7m in X direction and 5m in Y direction Fig.2. 6. 6.NLSPA ETABS Problem statement Fig.2.3 Model C – Unsymmetrical 4 X 4 @ 8m in X direction and 5m in Y direction Page 20 .