Essential loads that are applied to portal frame structures
How to perform a preliminary design of a portal frame
How to develop and analysis a structural model of a portal frame
How to perform detailed design of the members
Understand basic structural mechanics
Portal Frame Structures present an excellent way to understand Structural Steel Design. Using software and knowing all the little tricks and shortcuts on a software is certainly useful. However understanding concepts in engineering are so much more important. If you are trying to design a portal frame structure for the very first time your focus should really not be on software. As engineers we need to understand phenomena first and that is precisely what this course offers.
Numerous topics that you would encounter in any Structural Steel Design Textbook are applicable in the design of a simple single span portal frame structure. This course aims to explore the structural design concepts. Topics that are covered include:
Preliminary analysis and design of the portal frame.
Elastic and Plastic Analysis.
Modelling the structure.
First and Second-Order Analysis.
This course is aimed at facilitating an understanding of Structural Steel Design of Portal Framed Structures. Under-graduate as well as Post-graduate students will benefit tremendously form this course.
I have BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand. After completing my degree I went on to complete a Masters (MEng) degree specializing in Structural Engineering. I have done a great deal of structural steel design. This experience has been developed through practice and numerous postgraduate courses. Thus I would like to share the knowledge I have gained with you. I will do this by presenting to you as many courses on different areas of structural steel design.