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Integrated Pile Cap Design [WEBINAR]
Posted on in Webinar
Join us for our next Webinar and learn how to design and detail pile caps with up to 9 piles by integrating directly with the 3D structural model
Holiday Closures
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MasterSeries Offices will close on 24th December 2019 at 1pm and reopen on 2nd January 2020 at 9am.
Masonry Design Without Limits [WEBINAR RECORDING]
Posted on in Masonry
Watch the recording of our latest Webinar and learn how MasterSeries Masonry Design can increase your efficiency and help you to deliver complex and economical building solutions.
How to model and calculate the effect of bolt slip
Posted on in MasterFrame
Using standard bolted connections in a truss, the actual deflection may well be significantly greater than the original analysed frame deflection, due to bolt slip. How can we take into account the effect of the bolt slip in the calculation model?
Transverse reinforcement for composite beams
Posted on in Composite design
In composite beams, the longitudinal shear connection between the steel and the concrete parts is provided by shear connectors. But how can we prevent the transferred longitudinal force from the shear connectors from splitting the concrete flange?
An Introduction to PowerPad: The Essential A&D Suite for Small Building Projects [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Sometimes a big 3D structural analysis software package is a little bit too complex or just excessive for the simple, straightforward engineering problems such as low rise buildings and simple beam design. MasterSeries PowerPad bundles together a wide range of essential structural analysis and design capabilities to be able to carry out a small building project from the bottom to the top.
Strengthening Masonry Walls for Lateral Loading with Windposts
Posted on in Masonry
Using windposts, the lateral stability of a wall can be increased significantly against horizontal forces such as wind pressure or handrail loads. But designing of large masonry walls especially with openings can often be difficult.
Calculating the shear connection of a composite beam to Eurocode 4
Posted on in Composite design
Properly bonded steel beam and concrete slab, acting compositely, can be much stronger and stiffer, which can result in significant savings in steel and/or structural floor depth. How can we provide the necessary shear connection between the two components and how is it designed?
Design of composite structures in MasterFrame 2019 [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest Webinar and learn how to analyse and design a complex, 3D composite multi-story structure using the high level of integrated design and optimisation solutions of MasterSeries.
Calculate the moment capacity of a composite beam to Eurocode 4
Posted on in Composite design
Thanks to the many benefits of composite construction, this construction type has been dominating the multi-storey building sector for over twenty years. But how actually does composite construction work?