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Department of Civil & Geological Engineering

**CE 463.3 – Advanced Structural Analysis Lab 5 –SAP2000 Dynamic Analysis and P-Δ effect
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March 28th, 2012 T.A: Ouafi Saha Professor: M. Boulfiza

1. Natural Mode for a Single Degree of Freedom system http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTOt2uJgdRg Let’s start with a simple single degree of freedom system composed of a column fixed at its base and a concentrated mass at its top. We need to know the natural frequency and period of this structure. m = 20 000 kg E = 200 GPa I = 100 106 mm4 h = 3m

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**20 000 ( kg ) × 33 ( m3 ) m m T = 2π = 2π = 2π = 0.596sec k 3EI / h3 3 × 200.109 ( N / m 2 ) × 100.10−6 ( m 4 )
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i. General Definitions It is HIGHLY recommended to choose (N, m) as principal units so mass will be in kg. Otherwise conversion will not be obvious. Version 14 of SAP2000 allow you to enter mass as weight, this may simplify data input, but you must be careful on the meaning of each possibility. A simple grid system may be X(0), Y(0), Z(0,3) ii. Material and Section Definition Define a Material having E = 200 GPa and v = 0.3. and a frame section having moment of inertia I3=100.106mm4. Make sure to choose the appropriate Material for this section. iii. Drawing the Model Draw a frame from point p1(0,0,0) to p2(0,0,3). iv. Boundary Displacement Conditions Assign a fixed restraint to the base of our element. v. Loading Condition Since we are just looking for the dynamic properties of our structure we don’t need a loading condition, but we need to assign a concentrated mass to the top of our column.

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Analyse the System Simplify analysis by choosing XZ Plane in “Set Analysis Options” menu Make sure to set MODAL to run in the “Run Analysis” dialogue box. Then Run the analysis.Select the top node (joint) Assign > Joints > masses … Select Mass Mass in kg in local 1 axis N. Select Menu Display > Show Tables … 2 . Display Output An easy way to see the dynamic characteristic of the system is to use the tabular form output. m. vii. sec lead to kg vi. no need to run Static analysis.

596075sec as the hand calculated one is obtained. The natural frequency is f = 1. Discussing Results As we can see the same period T = 0.viii.6776 Hz and the circular frequency is ω = 10.541 rad/sec 3 .

Add section W310x74 by importing I/Wide flange from CISC database . .Only planar XZ degrees of Freedom are needed for this problem . (§ expl.Structure works in XZ plane. Self-weight=0) . M = 30 000kg. C units .106mm4 h = 3m.3.All members’ self-weight is neglected. Roof will be modeled in four different ways.Assign concentrated mass to that joint = 30000 in local 1 direction as mass.youtube. 1) . v = 0.No need for static analysis 4 . . Columns W310x74 (from CISC data base) Ic = 165.Fix foundation . Ib l E. .2. Natural Mode for a Single Degree of Freedom one storey Building http://www.Choose N.Draw Special Joint at the middle of the roof E.All members are made of steel E=200GPa.Add new material Mat (E=200E9. l = 6m. m.Draw the frame using the same section for all parts . Quick steps: .6) Y(0) Z(0. Assumptions: .The only existing mass is concentrated in the roof.Structure is fixed at its base. . Ic h M E.3. Ic h .com/watch?v=O1rZRojOf4c Let’s study the structure shown in the next figure.3) .Define grids X(0.

1071 Hz 5 . T = 0. Use of Diaphragm Select all three top nodes then go to Menu Assign > Joints > Constraints … Select diaphragm in the first dialogue box and keep Z axis selected in the second dialogue box. The reason is that only the compression in the roof beam has been constrained. This constraint is usually used to mode concrete slab or deck.5191 Hz b.a.243478 sec f = 4. T = 0. T = 0. As we see from the figure the structure is stiffer but this condition is not realistic.5397 Hz In the same way we can use the Equal Constraint In this case choose all DOF to be equal. This does not make a big change for our actual example. Roof as Normal beam Just like we have already defined our structure In this case Ib = Ic The roof is very flexible.284162 sec f = 3.28251 sec f = 3. This enforces the selected joints to maintain exactly the same distance from each other while moving in the XY plane.

2569 Hz d.5501 Hz Why do you thik the above result is different from yours? Theoretical period calculated with formula above is T=0. T = 0. Increase the stiffness of the roof beam Remember to remove constraints before doing this step. It’s clear that the top slab is almost horizontal.234911 sec f = 4. Select the three nodes of the top and Assign > Joints > Restrains … This is the closest “realistic” condition to use the 12 EI formula k = 3 for column stiffness.2009sec. No rotation in the top beam Remember to set the property modifiers to 1 again. h T = 0.219775 sec f = 4. Select the top beam then Menu Assign > Frame > Property Modifiers … In this case we are increasing the flexural stiffness (Moment of Inertia I3) of the top beam by 10. How can you find it with SAP2000? 6 .c.

Material used is steel E=200GPa.Slabs are considered infinitely rigid.Moment of inertia of all columns Ic=150.Since we are simplifying our structure to move only along horizontal direction. position of the concentrated mass along X axis does not matter.3. Multi Degrees of Freedom Building Consider the following 3 stories building To simplify. Ic h Find the three natural modes for horizontal displacement. . .The first floor is 4m high and the other are 3m spacing.Add new material Mat (E=200E9. . v = 0. . v = 0.3. 50000 to the second floor and 75000 to the first floor (my choice was to put them along the second column) 7 .Self-weight of all elements is neglected.Choose N. as long as it is in the slab levels .Use the predefined 2D Frame Model 3 Stories @4m high 3 Bays @6m width .106 mm4. E. m. we assume: . don’t miss to choose MAT as material .Change grid lines Z (8. .Fix foundation .Mass of each 6m segment slab is 25000 kg. .Delete unwanted parts from the drawn model .All bays are 6m width.Select all structure elements and assign “SEC” to them . C units (so we can use kg as unit for mass) . Quick steps: .Add section SEC as General where you put only I3=150e6 mm.Assign a resultant concentrated mass to each level 25000 to the roof. 10) respectively. 12) to (7. Self-weight=0) .3. check on “glue joint to gridlines” before validating .

876Hz. T3=0.13491sec and f1=1. f2=4. f3=7.Select all nodes above foundation and assign restraint rotation about local 2 axis .785Hz. T2=0.412Hz 8 .Only planar XZ degrees of Freedom are needed for this problem .20508sec..56032sec.Run the analysis with No static analysis T1=0.Select all nodes above foundation and assign horizontal diaphragms to each level Horizontal Diaphragm Each level .

A first run will give us: T1=0. Two differences are to mention. . f2=7.78213Hz and T2=0.com/watch?v=njWwO4hOwmI Let’s assume the simplified 2 DOF system shown below: . 9 .13729sec. we have two stories and rotation about local 2 axis is forbidden. M1 = M2 = 50000 kg. Menu Define > Functions > Time History … In the first dialogue box choose Sine and click on Add New Function. v = 0. in the second dialogue box change just the name of the function to SIN1.28371Hz Time History Analysis: The second part needs more concentration! . further functions can be generated later. Two Degrees of Freedom System with Time History Analysis http://www. I1 = I2 = 450.youtube.Self-weight of all elements is neglected. I2 M2 h M1 h Use modal analysis to find the two fundamental frequencies In addition there is a harmonic concentrated load at the top level F(t) Solution: E.h = 3m.4.Since we have the dynamic Concentrated Load at the top level we need to add a concentrated static unit load in the Dead Load Case even if we don’t need to run the static load Analysis.35944sec.3. I1 Modal Analysis: The first part will be done just like the first example. . f1=2.Material used is steel E=200GPa. .106mm4 .No rotations are allowed at the two levels (so we can use k = 12 EI formula) 3 h F(t) E.Define the Harmonic function.

. Now Run! The analysis A good way to display the results for time history analysis is to use the built-in plot engine Menu Display > Show Plot Functions… 10 . (1E7 is a bit exaggerated) If you want to see the transient solution (starting from time t = 0 sec) click on Transient It is highly recommended to use Time Step Data in accordance with Time History Function Definition in this case SIN1. to avoid direct integration numerical perturbation. Menu Define > Load Cases … Click on Add New Load Case … button Choose a name for the load case First choose Time History For Steady state choose Periodic Change Function to SIN1 and Scale factor to 1e7 then click on Add Change to finer time step Neglect the damping effect Scale Factor has been used because the unit dead load introduced previously (1N) is not big enough to move the system. click on Modify/Show… button under other parameter and put 0 for constant damping for all modes. To neglect the effect of damping.Define a new Load case for the Time History Analysis.

I have chosen the two horizontal displacements of the concentrated masses and the unit harmonic load.We need first to define our probing stations. Click on Define Plot Functions… Define once for 2 then for 3 The final step is to add these three Plots to the vertical Function side and click on Display 11 .

Period of SIN1 = 1sec (Periodic) Period of SIN1 = 0.36sec (Transient) 12 .

3) h E. Can you explain why? P 5. will be included to calculate the second order effect. E= 200 GPa h = 3m Δ = 10cm P = 100 kN Default Section i.157sec (Periodic) Note that in the last run Joint3 is still the node where the load is applied. P-Δ Effect This example will illustrate how to use SAP2000 to include the geometric non linearity in a Δ static analysis.Period of SIN1 = 0. Z(0. I 13 .1). C) as principal units and a grid system X(0. General Definitions Choose (kN.0. But in this case it is not moving. m.14sec (Transient) Period of SIN1 = 0. In this case the deformation due to the applied static vertical load. Y(0).

0.1. Display Output Open two windows to display the linear and non linear results in the same screen.3) and finish it to p3(0. Analyse the System Select XZ plane frmae in the analysis option to reduce the problem size. Boundary Displacement Conditions Assign a fixed restraint to the base.0) to p2(0. we will use only one in this example Menu Define > Load Cases … Choose a name for the load case Choose Static load case Select nonlinear type Select P-Delta Add the Dead vi. Loading Condition Assign a concentrated load under the DEAD load case to the joint p3 equal to -100 in the Global Z axis. v. iii.3) iv. Drawing the Model Draw a frame from point p1(0.ii. Material and Section Definition Define a Material (MAT) having Self-Weight = 0. Menu Options > Windows > Two Tiled Vertically 14 . Run the analysis. E = 200 GPa and v = 0. There are two main methods to include P-Delta effect in Sap2000. vii.0. and then change the default section material to MAT.0.3 Don’t define frame section just draw the model.

Note that those values are obtained under a scale of 10 times the actual vertical loading condition.Difference in the Horizontal (U1) Displacement between Linear and non Non-linear analysis Flexural Moment (M3-3). 15 . Constant in the column for the classic linear analysis and Varying according to the deformation for the non linear analysis.

I l/2 M l/2 E.I l/2 .6. E.Find the fundamental period and frequency of the following beams with a lumped mass at midspan. E = 200 GPa. M3 I3 . l = 6m M l/2 E. Try different values of Py and see what happens when the vertical load get close to the critical value Pcr (Euler critical load for the first mode). M2 I2 M1 I1 Px Py .Repeat example 3 using the simplified model made of one vertical column. Compare the results with hand calculated formula. Additional Examples . and three concentrated masses.Try to enter mass as weight and compare results. I = 150 106 mm4. m = 10 000 kg. I h 16 .Repeat example 5 for the column loaded by vertical and lateral forces.

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