Civil Engineering/ETABS


QUESTION: dear sir
i'm doing my project on 10 storey building subjected to wind load using ETABS. i.e.,A comparison between normal building and flat slab building with shear wall, with respect to different soil conditions like hard, medium and soft. my question is what are all the possible results i can compare. pls specify with steps.
thank you

ANSWER: Dear Manju

please clear me wether you are tending to do time history  , spectrum or just equivalent static method analysis.


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QUESTION: dear sir
its equivalent static method

Dear Manju

I got confused beacause I thaught you want to do seismic analysis. But I can still help you if you like. In my opinion with an equivalent static method you cant be very successful in your project. You could be if your problem was seismic design. You need to do more sophisticated approach. If you do a dynamic analysis you could study more deeply about the effect of soil characteristics. Please let me know your idea.


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