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Posted on in Pile CapFor pile cap design, two methods are commonly used: design using beam theory or design using strut and tie method. In the first case, the pile cap is handled as an inverted beam and designed like a beam for bending and shear. But how can we design the pile cap, if the beam theory is not applicable?
Posted on in Masonry
Masonry is the most common construction type for low-rise residential buildings. At first, the modelling of a simple masonry wall looks very simple. But what is the situation in the case of a multi-storey masonry wall?
Posted on in Steel DesignTo form structural steel joints, in most cases, we use bolts and fasteners, which require holes in the steel members. How can we take into account the effect of fastener holes in the steel member design?
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.
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?
Posted on in ConnectionsSteel 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.
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.
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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.