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 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.
Using the reports generated by the ETABS programme we were able to create o digital map with seismically risk concentrators.
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.