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?
MasterSeries provides extensive in-built steel cross-section libraries and built-up and parametric cross-section creation possibilities to empower engineers to be able to create any kind of structural solution. But sometimes you need to import a new cross-section library or user-defined sections.
Typically a four-bolt column base is usually considered to be a nominally pinned support in structural analysis. However, benefit can be taken from the stiffness of nominally pinned bases to reduce frame deflections and to reduce the effects of the deformed geometry.
Comparison of the first- and second-order analysis and the possible effects of the deformation on the analysis results
Modern design codes provide several analysis options to determine the structural deflections and internal forces for dimensioning. These codes define certain usable boundaries, but between them, it is more or less the choice of the engineer which method is the most suitable to the actual design situation. In engineering practice, for building structures, the only analysis types that are likely to be used are first-order (linear static) analysis and second-order (P-delta static) analysis.
Line, patch and point loads were considerably enhanced in the MasterSeries 2019 to provide a flexible and user-friendly interface to create complex 3D building models.
Defining and modelling standard based wind loading is a very specific and time-consuming task. MasterKey Wind Analysis module, used with MasterFrame 3D frame analysis software makes light work of the complex task of applying wind loading to any structure.
Using a cellular beam is one of the most popular ways to save weight and to create an economic structure. But, the design of these beams is carried out with separate programs. In MasterFrame the cellular beams are an integrated part of the model.