Sumit Shah, S.Saranya
Abstract: In South Asian countries concrete is mostly used as construction material, especially for low rise structures. Still steel is not predominantly used in high rise structures. Besides, Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) and steel structures; composite structures can be built to get maximum benefit of the steel and concrete, as well to produce reliable and economic structures. In this paper comparative study of nine storey hospital RCC and steel building is carried out. For the modelling and analysis of RCC and steel structure ETABs software is used. Comparative study of different parameters like base shear, load carrying capacity, displacement, time period, axial force, and cost is carried out with RCC and steel structures. Final results illustrates that steel structures are more suitable for high rise structures, less time consuming and they are cost effective too.
Keywords: Comparative Study, Displacement, Base Shear, Etabs Software