Explore SAP2000 Test Problems
List of SAP2000 Test Problems
|P-Delta effect for a cantilevered column
|Calculation and verification of the P-Delta effects of a cantilevered column.
|Align solid and hollow sections
|Model 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 changes
|Behavior 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.
|Demonstrate acceleration loading and validate relative/absolute acceleration, velocity, and displacement.
|Demonstration of end offsets applied to a two-span continuous beam.
|Steady-state vs. time-history analysis
|Test problems to demonstrate the differences and similarities between steady-state and time-history analyses.
|Section cuts drawn within the graphical user interface
|Draw section cuts within the graphical user interface using either 2D or 3D views.
|Tendon force vs. frame response
|Tendon application is validated by comparing tendon forces to those in an equivalent frame system.
|Staged construction of a five-story column
|Creep 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 objects
|This test problem demonstrates CSI Software calculation and application of temperature-gradient loading to bridge objects.
|Line and area springs
|This test problem demonstrates and validates the application of line and area springs.
|Effect of insertion point on beam reactions
|How insertion point affects horizontal reactions and flexural response of a simply supported beam.
|Moving-load analysis section cuts
|Verification of section-cut forces generated during moving-load analysis.
|Two-span girder simply-supported for DL and continuous for LL
|Modeling demonstration for a two-span girder which is simply-supported for DL and continuous for LL.
|Insertion point and transform stiffness
|3D demonstration of insertion-point, end-offset, and transform-stiffness application.
|Body vs. equal constraint
|Comparison between body-constraint and equal-constraint application to a simply supported beam.
|Frame to shell connections
|This tutorial describes the application of connections between frame and shell elements.
|Saving section cuts during moving-load analysis
|Sections cuts may be saved during moving-load analysis through this procedure.
|The modeling and analysis of human-induced vibrations due to footfalls or another type of impact.
|Frame and shell section cuts
|Section cuts are defined through a simply-supported beam which is modeled using frame and shell objects.
|Interpreting buckling analysis results for different initial conditions
|Buckling 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 buildings
|Guidelines for setting up staged construction and interpreting the staged-construction results.
|Vehicle remains fully in lane
|Verification of moving-load analysis when the option is specified for a vehicle to remain fully in lane.
|Temperature load vs. insertion point
|Given 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 releases
|Hand calculations present the following SAP2000 features: fixed conditions, full releases, partial releases, rotational-spring supports, and panel zones.
|Options for applying area loads
|Uniform (Shell), one-way Uniform to Frame (Shell), and two-way Uniform to Frame (Shell) load application to shell objects and associated meshing procedures.
|Influence-surface verification for a cantilever beam modeled using shell objects.
|Moment curvature, cracked moment of inertia and Caltrans idealized model
|Parameters and output for moment curvature and cracked moment of inertia.