HR_DAD_1.1 - DAD Software for High-Rise Buildings
|HR_DAD_1.1 - MATLAB-based Database-Assisted Design (DAD) for flexible buildings||
This is the download page for HR_DAD_1.1, a MATLAB-based
Database-Assisted Design (DAD) software package for flexible
HR_DAD_1.1 calculates wind effects and estimates their mean recurrence intervals (MRIs) for both structural members and global response parameters such as inter-story drift and top floor acceleration. The software, which incorporates a user-friendly graphical interface, uses model scale time histories of the floor loads acting at the centers of mass of each floor measured in the wind tunnel in conjunction with the following information obtained separately from a structural model of the building:
|Required Input as MATLAB Files||The HR_DAD_1.1 software provides the ability to load required input information. All loaded information (e.g., items 3-6 above) must be stored in MATLAB format, i.e., saved previously as a data file within MATLAB. The directional extreme wind speed data (e.g., simulated hurricane wind speed data) required for MRI calculations is available for download below.|
A simple 2 story example is available for downloading below. How
to run this example is thoroughly described within the user’s
manual. A full scale 74-story building is also available for
The model scale time histories of the floor loads for both the 2-story and 74-story building, consisting of measurements in 10 degree increments around the building, are also available for download. In particular the floor loads associated with the 74-story building where obtained from wind tunnel tests carried out at the CRIACIV Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel, Prato, Italy http://windlab.ing.unifi.it/. The loads are part of an ongoing research project at the University of Perugia Italy and are made available for download with the kind permission of Prof. Massimiliano Gioffre and Prof. Vittorio Gusella.
|Downloading Software and Sample Datasets|
|Requires Version 6 (or higher) of MATLAB Software||The HR_DAD_1.1 software was developed and tested in the Microsoft Windows environment using version 6 of MATLAB. It is believed that the MATLAB m-files can be ported to non-Windows (e.g., Linux/Unix) environments with minimal changes. It should also run under version 7 of MATLAB.|
In order to avoid individually downloading a large number
of files, we have provided some of the files in archive
format (i.e., only a single file has to be downloaded).
Given that users may be running on different platforms and
that some users may have firewalls that block the downloading
of certain types of files, we have provided several
alternatives for downloading.
Specifically, the following options are available:
|Files Available for Download||
You can download the following files for the
|Files on CD||If you are unable to conveniently download the necessary files, you can request the files be sent on a CD (see the Contact Information below).|
This version of the HR_DAD software was developed by
Dr. Seymour M. J. Spence of the University of Perugia, Italy,
during his stay as a Guest Researcher at the
Building and Fire Research
Laboratory at NIST.
Dr. Massimiliano Gioffre of the University of Perugia, and
Dr. Emil Simiu of NIST served as advisors.
This software was developed on the basis of the research and development carried out by Dr. William Fritz and Dr. Rene Gabbai of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at NIST. Please email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
A separate download page is also available for DAD software for rigid, gable-roofed buildings, developed by Joseph A. Main.
The source code of the HR_DAD_1.1 software is available in a non-self-extracting zip file.