Static and Dynamic Analysis of Highrise Buildings on Microcomputers

by Barry J. Goodno, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


The author's experience in conducting static and dynamic analyses of three-dimensional multistory buildings on microcomputers using the tier building model and the method of substructuring is described. FORTRAN programs STATIER and DYNTIER were used to carry out the analyses to obtain static floor displacements, member forces, support reactions, vibration frequencies and mode shapes, and displacement-time history response values. The programs were originally written for use on a mainframe but were adapted to run on the IBM PC/XT or AT microcomputers. Micro and mainframe performance are compared for several sample problems and selected analysis results are presented for a twenty story building example.

Subject Headings: Dynamic structural analysis | Computer analysis | Static structural analysis | High-rise buildings | Computers | Computer aided operations | Three-dimensional analysis | Three-dimensional models

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