HOME
CAITLIN BEHM
BUILDING STATISTICS
THESIS ABSTRACT
TECHINCAL ASSIGNMENTS
THESIS RESEARCH
THESIS PROPOSAL
PRESENTATION
FINAL REPORT
REFLECTION
E-STUDIO
Structural Analysis

NEWS

 DATE ANNOUNCEMENT 04/29/12 CPEP Complete 04/29/12 ABET Assessment & Reflection Posted 04/29/12 Thesis Final Presentation Posted (PDF) 04/04/12 Final Report Posted 01/16/12 Building Statistics II Posted 01/13/12 Proposal Revisions Posted 12/09/11 Proposal Posted 12/09/11 Tech II Revisions Posted 12/09/11 Additional Tech I Revisions Posted 11/16/11 Tech III Posted 10/24/11 Abstract Posted 10/19/11 Tech II Posted 10/19/11 Tech I Revisions Posted 9/23/11 Tech I Posted 9/12/11 Building Statistics I Posted 9/9/11 Student Bio Sketch Posted 9/9/11 Full Menu Functionality 9/2/11 Home Page Posted 8/26/11 Building Statistics I Complete 8/3/11 Owner Permission Obtained 8/1/11 Project Documentation Obtained
 A special thanks to:

This thesis focuses on redesigning the lateral system using concrete moment frames instead of the current concrete shear walls. The existing structure uses 157 mph design wind speed, far surpassing the minimum code level. This lateral analysis studies if concrete moment frames are feasible for 110 mph, the minimum design wind speed for Orlando, in addition to the 157 mph case.

Additionally, a flat plate system is considered rather than the current flat slab. Flate plate designs eliminate drop panels and column capitals, thus producing a more cost effective slab system with a reduction of form work. The slab-column connections require detailed analyses to determine if the connection can withstand the moment transfer and applied shear.

Daylighting and Building Enclosure Study

In addition to the lateral and floor system redesign, two breadth topics are explored. One topic is a daylighting study of the sun management of a south facing façade. This determines if the current louvers can adequately control the sun. Additionally, an alternative interior sun control system is presented. The second breadth topic examines the structural system of the façade, for both constructability and maintainability. An aluminum mullion design is presented as an alternate to the current silicone structural sealant.