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Auto-generate Wind Loading on 3D Buildings [WEBINAR RECORDING]
Posted on in MasterFrame
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
Complex Retaining Wall Design in Minutes [WEBINAR RECORDING]
Posted on in Retaining wall
Watch the recording of our latest Webinar and learn how to analyse and design concrete or masonry retaining walls even with a complex loading and layered soil environment to Eurocode 7.
Integrated Pile Cap Design [WEBINAR RECORDING]
Posted on in MasterFrame
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
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]
Posted on in PowerPad
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?