STAAD Pro - Analysis of Steel Structures: Examples & Theory
What you'll learn
- PEB and hot rolled structural steel design of low-rise industrial and multi-story buildings using codes: AISC, MBMA, ASCE, IBC and UBC.
- Introduction about STAAD Pro software and creating the geometry of the structure.
- Assigning member properties of both hot rolled and built-up sections (section size, grade, orientation etc.)
- Assigning different types of loads like dead, live, thermal... and load combinations as per ASCE.
- Wind load calculation according to MBMA and ASCE.
- Incorporating seismic considerations in the design of multi-story buildings as per UBC code.
- Design of workshops with overhead cranes and crane runway beam in STAAD.
- Member optimization based on the utilization ratio (stress ratio) and deflection limits as per the serviceability requirements of ASCE / IBC.
- Member take off: for bill of quantities and total tonnage of the project.
- Design of composite beam in STAAD.
- Understanding concept of jack beam and floating column.
- Design of trusses using STAAD.
- Using the STAAD editor and defining design parameters.
- Getting the base reactions, SFD, BMD and the member end forces.
- Basic steel material properties and mechanics.
- Local vs. lateral buckling definiton.
- Compact vs. non-compact vs. slender sections definition and typical PEB section ratios.
- Importing user-customized section shapes using user table via Section Wizard into STAAD.
- Design of purlins in STAAD.
- Design of deck slab (deck sheet + RCC slab) according to code SDI-C.
- Reading and understanding steel structure drawings.
- There are no course prerequisites except having STAAD Pro installed.
You will be learning all you need to know about structural analysis of low-rise steel buildings using STAAD Pro in your professional career according to international norms like American codes and standards. The course will be discussing very essential topics, including assigning load combinations according to ASCE7/IBC, crane, wind and seismic load applications according to ASCE7/MBMA and UBC 97 respectively as well as the design of the crane runway beam. Moreover, you will learn how to check your structure's deflection against the serviceability requirements/limits and optimization of steel section sizes as per codes ASCE7/IBC. Furthermore, design of composite beam, deck slab, purlins, truss, generating reports, getting base support reactions, beam end forces, stress ratios of members, member take off, using STAAD editor, Section Wizard and many more interesting and important topics like steel material properties and mechanics will be discussed in the course.
Who this course is for:
- Structural / civil engineers with little or no experience about steel structure design.
- Engineers who want to expand their career in the field of structural steel design; either working in engineering consultancies or structural steel fabricators etc.
I am a Sr. Structural Engineer with vast experience in structural design and estimation of hot rolled and PEB steel structures whilst coordinating with different departments/disciplines. I have designed various projects of different types: industrial (e.g. warehouses, workshops with overhead crane facility etc.) and oil & gas (e.g. pipe racks, platforms etc.). residential (e.g. villas and multi story buildings) and commercial (e.g. shopping malls, sport clubs, cinemas, multi-purpose and marriage halls etc.).
I am also knowledgeable about lean manufacturing, six sigma (Lean Six Sigma Green Belt), and possess project management skills to deliver projects efficiently. Moreover, I have a good financial acumen including knowledge about financial statements etc. with MBA in accounting and finance.
I am proficient in using the following software: STAAD Pro, Tekla Structures, AutoCAD (Autodesk Certified Professional), Revit (Autodesk Certified Professional), ETABS, Prokon, SAFE, SAP2000, SACS, ADAPT Builder, Limcon, RAM Connection, Microsoft Office and Primavera.
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