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List of SAP2000 Test Problems

P-Delta effect for a cantilevered columnCalculation and verification of the P-Delta effects of a cantilevered column.
Align solid and hollow sectionsModel relative positive position for frame sections which have identical outlines, but different center-of-gravity locations due to one section being hollow.
Multi-pendulum model (Newton's cradle)Model a pendulum system in SAP2000 using large-displacement time-history analysis.
Hinge response when yield point changesBehavior of a concentrated plastic hinge when the loading applied to a nonlinear frame object causes the yield point of the interaction surface to change position.
Acceleration loadingDemonstrate acceleration loading and validate relative/absolute acceleration, velocity, and displacement.
End offsetsDemonstration of end offsets applied to a two-span continuous beam.
Steady-state vs. time-history analysisTest problems to demonstrate the differences and similarities between steady-state and time-history analyses.
Section cuts drawn within the graphical user interfaceDraw section cuts within the graphical user interface using either 2D or 3D views.
Tendon force vs. frame responseTendon application is validated by comparing tendon forces to those in an equivalent frame system.
Staged construction of a five-story columnCreep application, addition of nodes to deformed configuration, and verification against manual calculations are given for the staged construction of a five-story column.
Temperature-gradient loading for bridge objectsThis test problem demonstrates CSI Software calculation and application of temperature-gradient loading to bridge objects.
Line and area springsThis test problem demonstrates and validates the application of line and area springs.
Effect of insertion point on beam reactionsHow insertion point affects horizontal reactions and flexural response of a simply supported beam.
Moving-load analysis section cutsVerification of section-cut forces generated during moving-load analysis.
Two-span girder simply-supported for DL and continuous for LLModeling demonstration for a two-span girder which is simply-supported for DL and continuous for LL.
Insertion point and transform stiffness3D demonstration of insertion-point, end-offset, and transform-stiffness application.
Body vs. equal constraintComparison between body-constraint and equal-constraint application to a simply supported beam.
Frame to shell connectionsThis tutorial describes the application of connections between frame and shell elements.
Saving section cuts during moving-load analysisSections cuts may be saved during moving-load analysis through this procedure.
Human-induced vibrationsThe modeling and analysis of human-induced vibrations due to footfalls or another type of impact.
Frame and shell section cutsSection cuts are defined through a simply-supported beam which is modeled using frame and shell objects.
Interpreting buckling analysis results for different initial conditionsBuckling analysis may begin with either zero initial conditions or the stiffness taken from the end of a nonlinear load case. This test problem compares the associated output.
Staged construction in buildingsGuidelines for setting up staged construction and interpreting the staged-construction results.
Vehicle remains fully in laneVerification of moving-load analysis when the option is specified for a vehicle to remain fully in lane.
Temperature load vs. insertion pointGiven temperature loading applied to a fixed-fixed beam with variable insertion point (centroid and top-center), theoretical solution is compared to that from a SAP2000 model.
Partial end releasesHand calculations present the following SAP2000 features: fixed conditions, full releases, partial releases, rotational-spring supports, and panel zones.
Options for applying area loadsUniform (Shell), one-way Uniform to Frame (Shell), and two-way Uniform to Frame (Shell) load application to shell objects and associated meshing procedures.
Influence surfaceInfluence-surface verification for a cantilever beam modeled using shell objects.
Moment curvature, cracked moment of inertia and Caltrans idealized modelParameters and output for moment curvature and cracked moment of inertia.
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