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List of SAP2000 Tutorials

Section-cut first stepsIntroductory tutorial for using section cuts.
Manual modification of bridge bearingsGuidelines for the manual modification of bridge bearings automatically created by the bridge modeler.
Lane definition per layout line or frameThis tutorial provides guidelines for lane definition according to either layout-line or frame-object configuration.
Design first stepsAn overview of the design-check procedure for steel-frame structural systems.
Steel bridgeTutorial included with the SAP2000 Bridge Examples document.
Concrete box-girder bridge modelModel from the SAP2000 Bridge Examples document.
Create circular openingsCircular openings may be created within area objects, and the surrounding mesh may be improved.
Tuned-mass damperAn overview of the tuned-mass damper and guidelines for modeling the device.
Reinforced-concrete column and beam designDesign reinforced-concrete columns and beams while considering combined performance measures and interaction-surface output.
Concrete confinement for Caltrans sectionsChanging the confinement characteristics for reinforced-concrete Caltrans sections within the Section Designer.
Obtain results for individual stages of a staged-construction load caseOptions and an example of how to obtain results for individual stages of a staged-construction load case.
Complicated joint patternsGuidelines for creating complicated joint patterns using interactive database editing.
Cold-formed steel trussThis tutorial demonstrates the modeling of a cold-formed steel truss system.
Vibrating-machinery steel skid on pilesThis tutorial demonstrates the modeling of vibrating machinery and its connection to a steel-skid structural system.
Haunched steel-girder bridgeGuidelines and tutorial for modeling haunched steel-girder bridges.
Create bulb-girder sections with rounded cornersUse the Section Designer to create a bulb-girder section with rounded corners.
Radial point loadApplication of point loads in the radial direction using the Advanced Joint Coordinate Axes feature.
Pushover analysis first stepsGuidelines for performing pushover analysis.
Manual modeling of wall-type bentsThis tutorial describes a manual modeling process for wall-type bents within bride objects.
Concrete bent with nonprismatic cap beamCreate and modify a concrete bent which features a nonprismatic cap beam. Materials, sections, grids, and supports are defined.
Create custom sections using polygonal shapesCreate custom cross sections by drawing polygonal shapes within the section designer, then modify or add to their geometry through reshape mode or interactive database editing.
Joint renumberingThe process for renumbering structural joints is outlined in this tutorial.
Steel-frame pipe rackA detailed and extensive procedure which describes the modeling, analysis, and design of a 3D steel-frame pipe rack system.
Modeling a pin connection between crossing membersModify joints and apply constraints such that a pin connection allows crossing members to translate freely.
Create and copy load combinationsThis tutorial explains how interactive database editing allows users to create and copy load combinations from one model to another.
Composite sectionSeveral approaches to the modeling of composite sections.
Acceleration load in arbitrary directionGuidelines for acceleration-load application in an arbitrary direction. Applicable to static, modal, and buckling load cases.
Water pressureThis tutorial provides guidelines for the application of loading induced by water pressure on an area object.
Moment-curvature analysis for hollow prestressed-concrete pilesPerform moment-curvature analysis on custom sections developed within the Section Designer.
Cable-stayed bridgeTutorial included in the SAP2000 bridge-examples document.
Variable girder spacingProcedure for developing a model with variable girder spacing.
Steel-girder bridge with variable flange thicknessGuidelines and tutorial for creating a steel-girder bridge with variable flange thickness.
Time-history analysis first stepsOverview of the procedure for time-history analysis.
Step-by-step moving-load analysis first steps (SAP2000)Procedure for initiating step-by-step moving-load analysis.
Time dependent properties first stepsBasic introduction to using time dependent material properties
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