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BAHARAK POWER HOUSE

DESIGN PARAMETERS

These pages present the criteria for materials and loadings to be used
in the structural design of Power House

1. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS:
1. ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural
Concrete (American Concrete Institute)
2. PCA Notes on ACI 318-08 (Portland Cement Association)
3. IBC 2006 (International Building Code)
4. ASCE 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other
Structures (American Society of Civil Engineering)
5. UFC 3-301-01 Structural Engineering (Unified Facilities
Criteria)

2. MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS
a) Structural Concrete
Following minimum 28 days concrete cylinder strength will be
used for the design:
fc

= 28 MPa (3000 psi)

b) Reinforcing Steel
Hot rolled deformed steel bars conforming to ASTM standard
A-615, with the following minimum yield strength will be used.
fy
= 420 MPa (60,000 psi) (for main & shear
reinforcement)

c) Modulus of Elasticity

Ec = 4700
For Concrete

fc'

(MPa)

(ACI 318M-08 Section


8.5.1)
Es = 200,000 MPa

For Reinforcement (Steel)

(ACI 318M-08 Section


8.5.2)

3. UNIT WEIGHTS
Material
Concrete, Reinforced
Stone including gravel
Earth (Not submerged),
Sand and gravel wet
Water (fresh)
Masonry, Brick Medium
(medium absorption)

Unit Weight
24 KN/m3
18 KN/m3
9.81 KN/m3
18 KN/m3

4. MINIMUM LIVE LOADS


Residential Areas
Hall

Minimum Live Loads


3.83 KN/m2

5. SNOW LOADS
Snow Load

= 30 psf

6. WIND SPEED
Wind Speed

= 90 mph

7. LOAD COMBINATIONS
Following load combinations of Chapter 9 of ACI 318M-08 will be
used for design:
Sr. No.

Load Combination

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

1.4 * D
1.2 * D + 1.6 * L + 0.5 * S
1.2 * D + 1.0 L + 1.6 * W
1.2 8 D + 0.8 * W
0.9 * D + 1.6 * W
1.4 * D + 1.5 * E + 1.0 * L
0.9 * D + 1.0 * E
1.4 * D + 1.5 * E
0.7 * D + 1.5 8 E

Additionally Special Seismic effects are also considered.

8. SEISIMIC DESIGN PROVISIONS


Structural Analysis, Design and Detailing of the subject project
will follow the provisions of IBC 2006 (International Building
Code)

9. SEISMIC DESIGN PARAMETERS


Following design parameters will be adopted, according to IBC
2006
Occupancy Category of
Buildings And Other
Structures
Site Class

III (Table 1604.5, IBC


2006)
B (Table 1613.5.2, IBC
2006)

Mapped 0.2 Second


(Short Period) Spectral
Response Acceleration
(5% of Critical Damping),

SS = 0.8g (Table G-1, UFC


3-301-01)

Site Class B
Mapped 1 Second

S1 = 0.3g (Table G-1, UFC

Spectral Response

3-301-01)

Acceleration (5% of
Critical Damping), Site

Class B
Fa = 1 (Table 1613.5.3(1),
Site Coefficient

IBC 2006)
Fv = 1 (Table 1613.5.3(2),
IBC 2006)

Seismic Design Category


based on Short-Period

D (Table 1613.5.6(1), IBC

Response Accelerations

2006)

(SDS)
Seismic Design Category
based on 1 Second

D (Table 1613.5.6(2), IBC

Response Accelerations

2006)

(SD1)

10.

ALLOWABLE BEARING CAPCITY OF SOIL AT 5-0

DEPTH FROM NSL

qa = 2.04 tons/ft2 (as per soil reports)

The client is to get proper soil investigation carried out at site to


confirm the assumed values of allowable bearing capacity.

11.

CONCRETE COVER ON REINFORCING BARS

Minimum concrete covers to the nearest reinforcement (including


links) as per ACI is as follows:
Type of Member
Slabs
Slab (Exposed to weather)
Beams
Columns
Retaining Walls (Earth

Cover
20 mm
40 mm
40 mm
40 mm
50 mm (Poured on P.C.C.

Facing)
Retaining Walls

1:4:8)
40 mm
50 mm (Poured on P.C.C.

Foundation (Bottom)
Foundation (Top)

1:4:8)
50 mm

12.

DESIGN TOOLS

The analysis is being done by using computer aided methods of


analysis and design as listed below:
ETABS

Extended 3-D Analysis of


Building System