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Steel Frame Structure Modeling by Staad-Pro (Example -2)

Technical Report · January 2017


DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.14785.97122

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
(Building & Construction Engineering Department)
Staad-Pro V8i Example 2 2016 - 2017 by: Prof. Dr. Nabeel Al-Bayati

Example 2 (Steel Frame Structure Modeling)

According to STAAD-Pro V8i software, sketch the idealization of Steel


frame structure with truss roof (inclined angle sections only) shown below
Truss roof

Internal hinge

Internal Internal hinge M=0


hinge for internal frame in
xy plane

Pin support
Fixed support
Fixed support Roller support
Roller support

( x- 4bays @ 2m at level y = 6m, y- 2story @ 6m & 2m, z- 3bay @ 5m)

Edit the modeling commands of steel frame structure, where steel member
section as follows:
1. Frame columns W6X15
2. Truss frame (vertical C8X13)
3. Horizontal in x and z direction W8X21at level y = 6m)
4. Horizontal in z direction double C10X30 at level y = 7m and y =8m)
5. External inclined double angle L3X2X3/16)
6. Internal inclined angle L2.5X2X3/8)
7. Roof thickness 3cm

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
(Building & Construction Engineering Department)
Staad-Pro V8i Example 2 2016 - 2017 by: Prof. Dr. Nabeel Al-Bayati

SOLUTION:
Frame Idealizations (Beams and Columns)

Hinge

At Z = 0 At Z = 4m

Hinge

At Z = 8m At Z = 12m

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
(Building & Construction Engineering Department)
Staad-Pro V8i Example 2 2016 - 2017 by: Prof. Dr. Nabeel Al-Bayati

At y = 6m

At y = 7m

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
(Building & Construction Engineering Department)
Staad-Pro V8i Example 2 2016 - 2017 by: Prof. Dr. Nabeel Al-Bayati

At y = 8m

Frame Idealizations (Plates)

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
(Building & Construction Engineering Department)
Staad-Pro V8i Example 2 2016 - 2017 by: Prof. Dr. Nabeel Al-Bayati

STAAD-Pro Solution Editor


STAAD SPACE steel frame modeling by Prof. Dr. Nabeel Al-Bayati
UNIT METER KN
************************************************
*Node numbering and define the coordinates of each node
JOINT COORDINATES
1000
20606860
7800
8 2 7 0; 9 4 8 0; 10 6 7 0
REP ALL 3 0 0 4
************************************************
*Numbering of Members and connected each member by two nodes
MEMBER INCIDENCES
112
2235
667
7 2 8; 8 8 9 9; 10 10 6
11 3 8 13
14 4 8; 15 4 10
REP ALL 3 15 10
61 2 12 63 1 10
REP 3 3 1
76 8 18 78 1 10
REP 2 3 1
************************************************
*Plate element numbering
ELEMENT INCIDENCES
85 2 8 18 12
86 8 9 19 18 to 87
88 10 6 16 20
REP ALL 2 4 10
************************************************
*Define Beam & columns sections dimensions
MEMBER PROPERTY
1 TO 46 BY 15 6 TO 51 BY 15 TABLE ST W6X15
2 TO 5 17 TO 20 32 TO 35 47 TO 50 61 TO 75 TABLE ST W8X21
76 TO 84 TABLE D C10X30
11 TO 13 26 TO 28 41 TO 43 56 TO 58 TABLE ST C8X13
7 TO 10 22 TO 25 37 TO 40 52 TO 55 TABLE LD L30203
14 15 29 30 44 45 59 60 TABLE ST L25206

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UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
(Building & Construction Engineering Department)
Staad-Pro V8i Example 2 2016 - 2017 by: Prof. Dr. Nabeel Al-Bayati
************************************************
*Define plate s section
ELEMENT PROPERTY
85 TO 96 THICKNESS 0.03
************************************************
*Define Truss members which resisted only axial loads
MEMBER TRUSS
7 TO 10 14 15 22 TO 25 29 30 37 TO 40 44 45 52 TO 55 59 60
************************************************
MEMBER RELEASES
17 32 START MZ
20 35 END MZ
************************************************
*Define Materials Properties
CONSTANTS
E STEEL ALL
DEN STEEL ALL
POI STEEL ALL
ALPHA STEEL ALL
************************************************
*Define Support Type
SUPPORTS
1 TO 31 BY 10 FIXED
17 27 PINNED
7 37 FIXED BUT FX FZ MX MZ
FINISH

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