Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Betaque, Andrew D. URN etd-09192009-040235 Title Evaluation of software for analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures Degree Master of Science Department Civil Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Rojiani, Kamal B. Committee Chair Barker, Richard M. Committee Member Garst, Donald A. Committee Member Keywords
- Reinforced concrete construction
Date of Defense 1992-12-02 Availability unrestricted AbstractA study was performed to compare the linear static analysis and concrete design
capabilities of two structural analysis and design programs - MicasPlus and
ST AAD 111. Four structures were considered including a four span continuous
beam, a two story 3-D frame, a seven story 3-D frame, and a fourteen story 3-D
frame. The study compared the accuracy of the programs as well as their
functionality. In the evaluation of the accuracy of analysis results, factors such as
support reactions, nodal displacements, and element end forces were compared.
The evaluation of the concrete design capabilities was based on comparing the
reinforcement recommended by the two programs for beams and columns. For
beam design, steel reinforcing bar selections for positive moment, negative
moment, and shear reinforcing were compared. For column design, the cross
sectional area of steel chosen by each program was compared. Factors
considered in the evaluation of functionality included: user interface, ease of use,
ease of learning, quality of output, documentation, flexibility, and analysis and
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