ETABS 2016 Black Book

ETABS 2016 Black Book

by Gaurav Verma


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The ETABS 2016 Black Book, is written to help beginners learn the basics of ETABS structure modeling and analysis. The book follows a step by step methodology. This book explains the designing of structure, assigning various properties to structure, applying different load conditions, and performing analyses. This book also covers the basics of detailing in ETABS. The book covers almost all the information required by a learner to master ETABS. Some of the salient features of this book are:

In-Depth explanation of concepts

Every new topic of this book starts with the explanation of the basic concepts. In this way, the user becomes capable of relating the things with real world.

Topics Covered

Every chapter starts with a list of topics being covered in that chapter. In this way, the user can easy find the topic of his/her interest easily.

Instruction through illustration

The instructions to perform any action are provided by maximum number of illustrations so that the user can perform the actions discussed in the book easily and effectively. There are about 400 illustrations that make the learning process effective.

Tutorial point of view

The book explains the concepts through the tutorial to make the understanding of users firm and long lasting. Each chapter of the book has tutorials that are real world projects.


Free projects and exercises are provided to students for practicing.

For Faculty

If you are a faculty member, then you can ask for video tutorials on any of the topic, exercise, tutorial, or concept.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988722290
Publisher: Gaurav Verma
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 : Starting with ETABS


Downloading and Installing ETABS 2016 Evaluation

Starting ETABS

Starting a New Model

User Interface of ETABS

Menu bar


Status Bar

Model Explorer

File Menu

Chapter 2 : Starting a Project in ETABS


Workflow in Etabs

Modifying Grid

Drawing Joint Objects

Drawing Grid Lines Manually

Snap Options

Drawing Beams/Columns/Brace Objects

Drawing Floor and Wall Objects

Drawing Links

Drawing Dimension Lines

Drawing Reference Points

Setting Views in Viewports

Drawing Reference Planes

Draw Developed Elevation Definition

Drawing Wall Stack

Auto Draw Cladding

Chapter 3 : Section Properties and Material


Defining Section Properties

Section Designer

Defining Tendon Sections

Defining Slab Sections

Defining Deck Sections

Defining Wall Section

Defining Reinforcing Bar Sizes

Defining Link/Support Properties

Defining Frame/Wall Hinge Properties

Defining Panel Zone

Defining Springs Properties

Diaphragms Properties

Pier Labels and Spandrel Labels

Creating Groups

Chapter 4 : Assigning Properties and Applying Loads


Assigning Properties to Joints

Assigning Frame Properties

Assigning Shell Properties

Assigning Link Properties

Assigning Properties to Tendons

Assigning Joint Loads

Assigning Frame Loads

Assigning Shell Loads

Assigning Loads to Tendons

Copying and Pasting Assigns

Chapter 5 : Creating Load Cases and Performing Analysis


Defining Load Patterns

Creating Modal Cases

Setting Load Cases

Setting Load Combinations

Creating Auto Construction Sequence Load Case

Creating Walking Vibrations

Checking Model for Analysis

Setting Degree of Freedom for Analysis

Setting Load Cases to Run Analysis

Setting SAPFire Solver Options

Automatic Mesh Settings for Floors

Setting Mesh Size for Walls

Setting Hinges for Analysis Model

Cracking Analysis Options

Running the Analysis

Applying Model Alive

Modifying Undeformed Geometry

Checking Analysis Log

Unlocking model

Display Options

Chapter 6 : Running Design Study


Steel Frame Design

Concrete Frame Design

Composite Beam Design, Composite Column

Design, and Steel Joist Design

Overwrite Frame Design Procedure

Shear Wall Design and

Concrete Slab Design

Live Load Reduction Factors

Setting Lateral Displacement Targets

Setting Time Period Targets

Chapter 7 : Detailing


Detailing Preferences

Concrete Detailing Preferences

Steel Detailing Preferences

Setting Rebar Selection Rule

Adding/Modifying Slab Sections

Drawing Sheet Setup

Starting Detailing

Clear Detailing

Exporting Drawing

Printing Drawings

Chapter 8 : Project

Customer Reviews