Comparison of Analysis Results of Multi-Storied RC Structure for Seismic and Wind Loads using ETABS and STAAD Pro
In the present times high-rise construction is preferred because of increasing urbanization, growing scarcity of available land and advancement in construction techniques. These structures are gigantic in nature thus demanding huge logistics, proper management, and require enormous financial investment. Thus, increasing the challenges in the construction day by day. Since, in developed and developing countries people started widely adopting multi-storied or high-rise construction, it becomes really important to make it safer for people residing there against the extremities of nature and also to reduce its overall cost to achieve more economy and efficiency. Earthquake & wind are the major natural forces which causes destruction worldwide. Many research studies are being carried out to mitigate excitations and improve the performance of high rise structures against wind loads & earthquake loads. Therefore, structural stability and integrity of any structure plays very important role. Once these structures are designed, they must fulfill basic aspects of safety and serviceability. Nowadays, the design methodology of buildings is also changing as much more complicated building geometries could be utilized as against the conventional approach of a rectangular shaped building. Because of all these challenges faced by structural engineers, various software packages such as STAAD, ETABS, and SAP 2000 etc. were introduced in the market. These software packages have revolutionized the structural analysis and design technology with great ease. The present study deals with the planning of a Basement+G+8 building using AutoCAD software which is simultaneously analyzed structure and simultaneously analysing it structural software’s such as STAAD and ETABS. The analysis results of the structure such as shear forces, bending moments, deflections etc. will be used for comparison of earthquake and wind analysis from STAAD and ETABS.
Keywords - High-rise, AutoCAD, STAAD, ETABS, Earthquake, Wind.