The process of producing a model requires that the structure is idealised into a suitable form for modelling. This often requires at least some degree of simplification. Such a process of simplification applies not just to the model geometry itself, but also to the loading and restraint conditions. In some circumstances, such simplification can be done in a variety of ways with no significant impact on the overall analysis, but there are cases where how the loads or restraints are modelled can have a significant effect on the results.
In this blog post, we've chosen to go into more detail about the key reasons why we believe our support service is superior to other Structural Engineering Software support throughout the UK, Ireland, and possibly beyond.
The UK Built Environment presently generates around 25% of UK greenhouse gas emissions. As environmental sustainability becomes a mainstream topic, the construction industry is also under pressure to cut its carbon emissions to reach Net Zero by 2050.
Portal frames represent a very efficient method for enclosing large spaces, as they allow large column-free areas to be achieved at a relatively low cost. Portal frame design is most efficient when designed within specialised structural software such as MasterSeries. However, it does not negate the designers need to have a fundamental understanding of how the portal frame behaves, how its elements interact and the design challenges it incorporates.
MasterSeries includes a large library of in-built steel sections which includes British, European, American, South African and Chinese sections.
These in-built section profiles adhere to geometric properties defined in design codes such as British Standards and Eurocodes, which allow for their design within MasterSeries. As well as the in-built libraries, MasterSeries incorporates many other section types which can be designed within the software, the full range of which can be found within our MasterKey: Steel Design feature list.