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SAP2000 P-DELTA

Before running P-Delta analysis, always check the model for simple modal analysis and gravity loads to make sure that analysis model has no stability issues or other warnings/errors. I have tried two methods for running P-Delta, both are explained below,

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Modeling water pressure in SAP2000 – Tuotorial

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Non Linear Static (Or PUSHOVER) Analysis

Pushover Process-SAP2000/ETABS DetailedĀ TutorialĀ for PUSHOVER Analysis – SAP2000

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SAP2000-Accidental Torsion in Response-Spectrum Case

NOTE: This discussion applies only to SAP2000. ETABS automatically includes the accidental eccentricity specified in the response-spectrum load case. To consider accidental torsion in a response-spectrum case, eccentricity should be added as a separate static load case. The response-spectrum (SPEC)

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DEFAULT MATERIAL IN SAP2000

I found this problem when I was importing HSS sections from AISC profile file, that the default material for HSS is not 46ksi and all the tube were imported with Fy=50ksi. It was tedious to go and change every HSS

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