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Applying the effect of building height in the calculation of wind loading
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Wind action is an important design consideration for most buildings. Several direction and terrain dependent factors are taken into account during the wind load calculation. But how can we calculate the effect of the building height?
Auto-generate Wind Loading on 3D 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 3D Buildings
Integrated Pile Cap Design [WEBINAR RECORDING]
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Watch the recording of our latest Webinar and learn how to design and detail pile caps with up to 9 piles by integrating directly with the 3D structural model
How to model and calculate the effect of bolt slip
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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?
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.
Standard and user-defined cross-section import
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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.
Utilising the stiffness of nominally pinned bases in frame design
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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.
Integrated structural steel design using 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 steel structure using the high level of integrated design and optimisation solutions of MasterSeries.
MasterFrame: Vibration design for composite floors and stairs - Webinar
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Join us for our next Webinar and learn how to design composite floors and stairs for vibrations using state-of-the-art and accurate finite element based vibration analysis and design.
Comparison of the first- and second-order analysis and the possible effects of the deformation on the analysis results
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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.