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# Re: modeling of 3d-frame with shearwall

• To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org, skomaie(--nospam--at)motahari.ut.ac.ir
• Subject: Re: modeling of 3d-frame with shearwall
• From: jerome.tan(--nospam--at)PAREURO.COM
• Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 8:57:19 +0000

```     Siamak,

You must prepare at least three or four nodes to identify the plate
element. Then assign the material properties and thickness. You also
have to identify it if its a membrane or a plate element. For walls,
it should be plate or solid. I usually assign plate.

Say you have a 26' long x 12' wide and 20' high (one storey is 3m)
building and the West face is a shear wall.

<-- 12'--->    <-----------26' ----------->      <---12'-->
14        13    13/14        15/16       17/18  18        17
+---------+    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++      +---------+
+         +    +            +            +      +         +
+         +    +            +            +      +         +
+    B    +    +            +            +      +         +
+8        +7   +7/8         +9/10        +11/12 +12       +11
----------+    +------------+------------+      +---------+
+         +    +            +            +      +         +
+    A    +    +            +            +      +         +
+         +    +            +            +      +         +
+2        +1   +1/2         +3/4         +5/6   +6        +5

West Face           North & South Face           East Face
(SWall)

At the west face, the A (PLATE ELEM 1 ) Plate would be made of node 2 1
7 8; the B (PLATE ELEM 2) plate by 8 7 13 14. You can assign the
thickness of, say 10" and E=3260 KSI

So the input would look like :

SHELL
NM=1
1 E = 3300
1  JQ = 2 1 7 8 TH = 10
2  JQ = 8 7 13 14 TH =10

Hope this helps.

Subject: modeling of 3d-frame with shearwall
Author:  MIME7:skomaie(--nospam--at)motahari.ut.ac.ir at INTERNET
Date:    7/29/98 4:50 AM

I want to model a 3d-frame with shearwall but ican't.can I ask you for
helping to me.the model was prepared in SAP-()90 (ver 5.20).

thank you,
SIAMAK KOMAIE

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