CSI Solution Demonstrates Use of These Features

Problem H Solution

  1.  Click the File menu > New Model command to access the New Model form.

  2. Click the drop-down list to set the units to .

  3.  Click the Beam button  to access the Beam form. In that form:

  4. Click the X in the top right-hand corner of the 3-D View window to close it.

  5. Click the drop-down list in the status bar to change the units to .

  6. Click the Define menu > Load Patterns command to access the Define Load Patterns form. In that form:

  7. Select the two line (frame) objects.

  8. Click the Assign menu > Frame Loads > Distributed command to access the Frame Distributed Loads form. In that form:

  9. Select the two line (frame) objects.

  10. Click the Assign menu > Frame Loads > Distributed command to access the Frame Distributed Loads form. In that form:

    1. Select LIVE from the Load Pattern Name drop-down list.

    2. In the Uniform Load area, type 1.6 in the Load edit box.

    3. Click the OK button.

  11. Click the Analyze menu > Set Analysis Options command to access the Analysis Options form. In that form:

  12. Click the Design menu > Concrete Frame Design > Review/Revise Preferences command to access the Concrete Frame Design Preferences form. In that form:

  13. Click the Run Analysis button  to access the Set Load Cases to Run form. In that form:

  14. When the analysis is complete, check the messages in the SAP Analysis Monitor window (there should be no warnings or errors) and then click the OK button to close the window.

  15. Click the Design menu > Concrete Frame Design > Start Design/Check of Structure command to run the design check. When the design is finished, the area of longitudinal bar required is displayed on the screen.  Note that the current units are kips and feet.

  16.  Click the drop-down list in the status bar to change the units to . Note that the values for the area of longitudinal reinforcing steel are now in units of square inches.

  17. Click the Design menu > Concrete Frame Design > Select Design Combos command to access the Design Load Combinations Selection form. In that form:

  1. Click the Design menu > Concrete Frame Design > Display Design Info command to access the Display Concrete Design Results form. In that form:

Note:   The values for the shear reinforcing steel are reported as an area per unit length of element.  Since the current units are kips and inches, the shear reinforcing reported is in square inches per inch.

  1.  Right click on the left beam to access the Concrete Beam Design Information (ACI 318-99) form. In that form:

This problem is complete.