It is described how when a major San Franciscso project almost came to a halt because the original design required too much reinforcement, the project was redesigned with state-of-the-art structural analysis software and postprocesing, bringing costs back in line. Using latest structural analysis tools, the structural design of the project, the $200 million Fillmore Center in San Francisco, was refined, reducing reinforcing steel requirements by 35% and formwork and concrete by 10%, and cutting project costs by $15 million. Modeling was done on IBM 386 with a structural analysis package, ETABS which offers a postprocessor for concrete shear wall design. It automatically generates the best design parameters based on the structural analysis. Details of the package are described.

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  • Accession Number: 00605115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM