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  1. illounist

    Expert Opinion Is required

    AOa can you guys please check my model and guide me about how to proceed and identify any shortcomings in the model, the building is a hospital and is 6 stories and to be built in seismic zone 3 http://www.mediafire.com/file/7h69cvv4q4se2xs/OPD_test_3.EDB
  2. *SEFP Consistent Design* *Torsion: Reinforced Concrete Members * *Doc No: 10-00-CD-0001* *Date: May 24, 2013* Torsional forces, generally speaking, occur in combination with flexural and transverse shear forces. From a design perspective, we need to understand difference between two torsion types: Compatibility Torsion Equilibrium TorsionCompatibility Torsion Compatibility Torsion is when a member twists to maintain deformation compatibility; its induced in structural members by rotations (twists) applied at one or more points along the length of member. The twisting moments induced are directly dependent on the torsional stiffness of the member. These moments are generally statically indeterminate and their analysis necessarily involves (rotational) compatibility conditions(click on the image to enlarge). For the floor beam system shown above, the flexure of the secondary beam BD results in a rotation ǾB at the end B. As the primary (spandrel) beam ABC is monolithically connected with the secondary beam BD at the joint B, deformation compatibility at B implies an angle of twist, equal to ǾB at spandrel beam ABC, and a bending moment will develop at the end B of beam BD. The bending moment will be equal to, and will act in a direction opposite to the twisting moment, in order to satisfy static equilibrium. The magnitude of ǾB and the twisting/ bending moment at B depends on the torsional stiffness of the beam ABC and the flexural stiffness of beam BD. Now here is the fun part, the torsional stiffness of a reinforced concrete member is significantly reduced by torsional cracking. So, if you don’t design your spandrels for compatibility torsion, they will crack, increasing ǾB and reducing the induced twisting moment. To paint the same picture while using ETABS, set your torsional stiffness of the main beam to zero. This will also increase the amount of flexural reinforcement in your secondary beams. Moreover, considering design practice in Pakistan (since we never design beams without shear reinforcement), compatibility torsion can be ignored for regular structures, as minimum shear reinforcement in most cases would stand up to cracking torque. From ACI 318 commentary R11.6.1, Do note that there are some situations (such as circular beams supported on multiple columns) where both equilibrium torsion and compatibility torsion coexist. Also, eccentrically loaded beams, member curved in plan, and member of space frames will be subjected to torsion. See the attached “Timesaving-TorsionDesign-IA.pdf” as a go-by. Timesaving-TorsionDesign-IA.pdf Equilibrium Torsion In simplest words, Torsion is a limit state in this condition; a structure is subjected to equilibrium torsion when it can maintain equilibrium only by resisting the torsion. In such a case, torsional moment cannot be reduced by redistribution of internal forces since the torsional moment is required for the structure to be in equilibrium. From ACI- 318 (click on the image to enlarge). Moreover, see the structures below that defy gravity when subjected to different kind of loads by standing up to equilibrium torsion. Overall Building Torsion For overall building torsion, the torsional effects can be minimized by reducing the distance between the center of mass and center of rigidity. Center of Mass is the point where the mass of an entire story is assumed to be concentrated. The center of mass is crucial as the location of seismic force at a particular level depends upon it. The distance between the Center of Mass and the Center of Rigidity should be minimized, but may not be possible due to building geometry. Invariably, effects of torsion are present in at all buildings although analysis may show that in some buildings torsional effects are negligible.
  3. Assalamualaikum SE pakistan in general placement of rebar, i always see that the rebars set on the same spacing. These are 2 columns they have the same ratio of reinforcement, same dimentions, but the placement of rebar about 2 axis the A one has larger d than the B one and according to calculation its obvious that the A one gives the larger moment resistance(M3) , which one give the best overall resistance i mean not only the moment resistance but to overall ? the A one or B one? Regards
  4. Kasim

    Torsion in Buildings

    i have attached the photo of Modal mass participation Ratio of the Model, is The first mode is Torsional? As the RZ is 0.19 of the mass, and Can we allow Torsion in first mode? and is the First or the 2nd mode is the Fundamental one?
  5. Suhail Gul

    Eccentricity Values In Etabs

    What should i put eccentriccity values in EQX-eccy and EQY-eccx?
  6. is there any need of shear wall to the top-left side of this building since the elevator shaft is lying at one side of the building and the building will undergo a torsion. if we need to provide shear wall at some other location, please mention it. please clearify, how can i check the torsion of this building in etabs?
  7. Can some body please give reference regarding torsional design of post-tensioned bridge girders? I have searched through AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specs but could not find a valid reference.
  8. Hassangrewal

    Torsion Reinforcing

    How torsion reinforcing area of steel will be inserted in beam ?
  9. Ram Krishna Adhikari

    Torsion Calculation And Redistribution

    Hello everyone!! I have tried to understood the every step of etabs analysis for simple two story irregular building by manual calculation. But i got stuck when the centre of rigdity and the amount of torsion does not match. How can we calculate these things manually? . As well as i want to know further about the distribution of this torsion to frame member. Thanks
  10. Khalid Iqbal

    Trosional Rebars For Edge Beam

    Hi, What is the logic of not calculating torsion in corner/edge beam and providing extra reinforcement? thanks in advance

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