Workshop – Modeling with SAP2000


Future Engineers Club, initiated by the Department of Civil Engineering at Epoka University, organized a workshop for the Civil Engineering bachelor students, on modeling with SAP2000, an advanced software used in Civil Engineering applications.

The SAP2000 name has been synonyms with state-of- the-art analytical methods since its introduction 32 years ago. SAP2000 follows in the same tradition featuring a very sophisticated, intuitive and versatile user interface powered by an unmatched analysis engine and design tools for engineers.

This workshop aimed to provide our Civil Engineering students overall information regarding the modeling of reinforced concrete buildings. Considering the fact that SAP2000 is a sophisticated program, every stage of this training is illustrated with some engineering problems initially solved by hand calculations and in addition modeled and solved using the SAP2000-program. Therefore this workshop involves a detailed explanation on modeling structural elements by considering most of the possible facilities provided by SAP2000-software.

This training is organized with 2nd and 3rd year civil engineering students after having the basic concepts in engineering mechanics and mechanics of material courses. In addition, the internal forces, shear diagram, moment diagram, stress in frame elements, deformations, stress due to bending, moment of inertia and torsion are demonstrated using hand calculation and SAP2000-software. Moreover, material properties and section properties, including frame elements and shell elements, are considered in details. At the end, a 5-Story building is modeled considering DEAD and LIVE loads, aiming to find the period (T) of the 3D structure.

Finally, general conclusions and drawbacks were outlined. Active students in this workshop are awarded with a Certificate of Participation.



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