HR_DAD_RC_1.0 - Database-Assisted Design Software for High-Rise Buildings
This is the download page for HR_DAD_RC_1.0, a MATLAB-based
Database-Assisted Design (DAD) software package for high-rise
HR_DAD_RC_1.0 is a time-domain integrated wind engineering and structural engineering methodology for designing structures subjected to fluctuating wind loading. The HR_DAD software allows the estimation of global and local wind effects, including individual member demand-to-capacity indexes (DCIs), with any specified mean recurrence intervals (MRI) by accounting for the directional properties of the extreme wind speeds and the building aerodynamics and dynamics. The software incorporates ASCE 7 Standard requirements, ACI 318 requirements for reinforced concrete buildings, and AISC requirements for steel buildings.
|Required Input as MATLAB Files||
The following information is required as input for
Wind climate information
All information required for DAD must be provided as a MATLAB formatted file or be typed in the software. The details are described in the software or in the accompanying report (downloaded below).
HR_DAD_RC_1.0 HR_DAD estimates wind effects corresponding to
any specified mean recurrence intervals (MRIs):
A 60 story example is available for downloading below. How to run
this example is thoroughly described within the user's manual.
The model scale time histories of the floor wind loads for the 60-story CAARC (Commonwealth Advisory Aeronautical Research Council) building, consisting of measurements in 10 degree increments around the building, are also available for download. The loads are based on synchronous pressure time histories on the surfaces of the building model, obtained from wind tunnel tests carried out at the CRIACIV Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel, Prato, Italy.
|Downloading Software and Sample Datasets|
|Requirements||The HR_DAD_RC_1.0 software was developed and tested in the Microsoft Windows environment using MATLAB 7.|
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
You can download the version of HR_DAD for steel structures:
This version of the HR_DAD_RC software was developed by
Dr. DongHun Yeo at the Engineering Laboratory at NIST.
Dr. Emil Simiu served as advisor.
The software for HR_DAD for steel structures was developed by Dr. Seymour Spence of the University of Perugia. Drs. Massimilano Gioffre and Emil Simiu served as advisors.
Significant earlier research and development by Drs. Mihai Iancovici, William Fritz, and Dr. Rene Gabbai is acknowledged with thanks.
A separate download page is also available for DAD software for rigid, gable-roofed buildings, developed by Dr. Joseph A. Main.
Please email any questions, comments, or requests for the HR_DAD software (source code) to Dr. DongHun Yeo.