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Understanding How to Edit and Add Both Standard and Non-Standard User Sections to Your Masterseries Model
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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.
Is your finite element mesh size appropriate?
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The accuracy of any FE analysis is heavily influenced by the size of the finite element mesh. Large elements result in a faster analysis time but at the cost of a loss of accuracy. But a small global mesh size, while giving a higher level of accuracy, comes at the cost of analysis time. So how do you know if the mesh is correct?
Hints & Tricks Webinar Part 2 – How to model and analyse buildings using Finite Elements [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Finite Element Analysis is an extremely useful tool for modelling structures that are too complex for regular beam element analytical solutions. However, finite elements raises many questions both in modelling and analysis.
Hints & Tricks on how to effectively model buildings in MasterFrame [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest Webinar and learn all the hints & tricks that can help you to work more efficiently and avoid analysis errors
Concrete Slab Long-term Deflection Calculation using Finite Element Method
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Long-term deflection in slabs is the deflection or deformation that occurs over time due to creep, shrinkage and concrete cracking.
Steel design in complex design situations [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest Webinar and learn how MasterSeries saves time and effort using the high level of integrated design and optimisation to maximize your solutions.
Auto-generate Wind Loading on complex buildings [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest Webinar and learn how MasterKey: Wind Analysis module makes light work of the complex task of applying wind loading on any structure.
How to design web to flange welds in plate girders?
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Nearly all plate girders built today are welded. Two flange plates fillet welded to a web plate to form an I-section. But how to design the welds between the flange and web of a plate girder?
Structural modelling with FE surfaces
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Finite element analysis is an extremely useful tool to analyse structures that are too complex for regular analytical solutions. However, when modelling with finite elements, the question of how to connect and combine different structural elements, sooner or later come up.
The versatility of Finite Element based concrete slab design
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Finite Element based concrete slab design provides a flexible and versatile design tool for the analyse and design of highly complex geometries combined with multiple openings