Introduction To SAP2000

Introduction To SAP2000


SAP2000 is a program based on The Finite Element Method (FEM). This PDF will help you to understand some basic about SAP2000.

Basic Steps to Solve a Structural Problem using SAP2000:

1. Start-up by choosing units, setting up grids or by choosing a model from the library
2. Define materials, element properties, loading patterns, analysis cases, and combinations
3. Draw the model using the powerful graphical interface and selection and editing tools
4. Assign displacement boundary conditions (supports)
5. Assign loads (forces, moments, displacements, pressure, temperature…)
6. SOLVE system, use simplification if possible
7. Display Output in graphical and/or tabular form
8. Analyze results

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