STAAD Pro and ETABS are the leading design softwares in today's market.
For nearly thirty years, the TABS and ETABS series of computer programs have defined the standard for building analysis and design software, and the tradition continues with this latest release of ETABS.
ETABS uses terminology familiar to the building designer such as columns, beams, braces and walls rather than nodes and finite elements.
Key words: Frame Structures Lateral Forces D-value Method ETABS CAD Software
One such attempt is made here by studying the comparison between the design results of a multi-storied moment resisting frame structure in Karachi using the D- value method and ETABS software.
The elements used in the modelling process by the ETABS programme are as follows: graphical interface based on object (see figure 1); database for most of the metal of concrete structural systems; created models using structural terminology: column, grinds, walls, floors, etc.
The elements used for presentation by ETABS programme are: 3D graphic displays; static deformation and own shape of vibrating; loads; results selection with screen displaying; table showing of the entry and exit data; graphic definition "section cut" type for stresses; force--displacement diagram in the nonlinear response domain; graphic representation of the plastic articulations.
Design of beams and columns has been done by limit state method taking analysis results from ETABS version--8.
In the design of columns, for design axial forces and biaxial moments generated using ETABS version--8.
Serie ETABS Extended Three Dimensional Analysis of Building Systems
Etabs and SAP90, a finite element code also marketed by Fujitsu America, are the result of work done by Edward Wilson at the University of California at Berkeley and Ashraf Habibullah, one of Wilson's students.
Time history analysis of NICL building is carried out using ETABS and buildings response is studied.