steel structure

20 July 2015

Course details

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Fees:
    - £265 before 31 May 2015
    - £295 after 31 May 2015
  • Fees: Student
    - £80 
    before 31 May 2015
    - £110
    after 31 May 2015
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This one day course presents a comprehensive treatment of the second order analysis and design of steel structures. An overview of the provisions of Eurocode 3, an explanation of the various types of structural analysis and conventional design to Eurocode 3 will first be covered. Emphasis will then be placed on advanced analysis and design techniques including the treatment of frame and member imperfections, second order P-∆ and P-δ effects and the interpretation of analysis results.

Using advanced second order analyses, with imperfections, the need to estimate effective lengths and conduct individual member buckling checks is removed, since this behaviour is already captured in the analysis. Only cross-section checks need to be made. Practical worked examples and exercises using both traditional and advanced design methods will be given, and all delegates will receive a trial version of the nonlinear analysis software NIDA, which has been applied to design of a number of steel structures without the need to assume member effective lengths.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to: 

  • Appreciate the breadth and scope of Eurocode 3
  • Design structural steel elements to Eurocode 3
  • Understand the various structural analysis methods and be aware of the limitations of conventional methods based on member effective lengths
  • Understand the importance of frame and member imperfections and second order P-∆ and P-δ effects
  • Implement second order analysis and design of steel structures in accordance with Eurocode 3

Course outline

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Introduction to structural design to the Eurocodes
  • Load combinations
  • Conventional design of structural steel elements
  • Structural analysis techniques
  • Eigenvalue analysis and modelling of imperfections
  • Second order P-∆ and P-δ effects
  • Nonlinear analysis and design of steel structures
  • Practical worked examples
  • Practical design exercises

Who should attend?

  • Structural Engineers
  • Structural Designers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Consultant Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Specification Engineers
  • Detailers
  • Steel Fabricators and Erectors
  • Design Supervisors/Managers
  • Civil and Structural Engineering Students