Here's an image of my structural plan that my group and I are designing for a university assignment. It is a 7-story steel structure with bracing at the two ends and at the verticle core near the center.
Our professors have suggested that we use continuous primary and secondary beams however we are unsure what they are. All of the structural calculations (bending moment, shear, deflection check) will be done with a computer program however we must first understand the structural diagram of a continuous beam in order to enter the proper information into the program.
What would the continuous beam structural diagram look like for the primary and secondary beams of this structure? Is the diagram below correct?
Any explanation of how a steel continuous beam works in a multi-level structure is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.