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Comparison of the first- and second-order analysis and the possible effects of the deformation on the analysis results
Posted on in MasterFrame
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.
How can we determine the sensitivity of a steel frame to second-order effects to Eurocode?
Posted on in Education
According to Eurocode 3, if the deformed geometry significantly modifies the structural behaviour we have to take into account the influence of the deformation in the analysis. But how can we determine that our structure is sensitive for deformation or not and if it is how can we take into account during the analysis?
Optimisation of Steel Moment Connections
Posted on in Connections
Steel connections are built up from several components from which the weakest one defines the capacity. There could be many connection configurations which are proper for our design situation, but how can we find the most economic one or which pass the design and/or the manufacturing requirements.
Buckling design of steel columns to Eurocode 3
Posted on in Education
For a compression member, especially if it is a slender steel element, the stability check is the most crucial design situation. In this article, we will show you how to design a steel column with axial compression to Eurocode 1993-1-1.
MasterSeries 2019 has arrived!
Posted on in PowerPad
The new MasterSeries 2019 offers many enhancements and new features to help you deliver more complex and sophisticated building design and boost your productivity.
MasterSeries 2019: Improved panel loading creation and handling
Posted on in MasterFrame
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.
MasterSeries 2019 Sneak Preview: Shop welded moment connection option
Posted on in PowerPad
The development of MasterSeries is always focused on the needs of our customers. We get a lot of enhancement ideas, from which we select the most popular. One of the enhancements, which is already implemented is the shop welded moment connection.
Applying complex loading on non-uniform 3D multi-storey buildings - Webinar
Posted on in Webinar
Join us for our next Webinar and get to know how to apply complex loading system on non-uniform 3D multi-storey buildings including the wind loads, load patterns and combinations.
Handling of the complex, layered soil environment
Posted on in Retaining wall
In exceptional circumstances, we have to handle complex soil environments. MasterSeries Retaining Walls design software provides a great range of soil environment settings to allow you to design these complex, layered soil situations.
MasterSeries 2019 Sneak Preview: Column to Beam (above and/or below)
Posted on in PowerPad
We are only weeks away from the launch of MasterSeries 2019, and we want to share with you another exciting connection enhancement to look forward to. MasterKey: Moment Connections 2019 is coming with a new connection type.