Modelling techniques for complex structures

Author: Feng Fu and Ashley Kacha

Date published

28 April 2022

Price
Free
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Modelling techniques for complex structures

Training
Author

Feng Fu and Ashley Kacha

Date published

28 April 2022

Author

Feng Fu and Ashley Kacha

Price

Free

This lecture focused on how to effectively model complex structures.

The rapid development of construction technology has enabled the building of increasingly complex structures in recent years. Most of these structures could not have been designed without advanced modelling techniques. It is essential that structural engineers can use the relevant software packages and understand the analysis theories that underpin them.
 
In this lecture, Feng Fu introduced:

  • Modelling techniques for different types of structures

  • The software most frequently used in current design practice: ANSYS, ABAQUS, SAP2000 and ETABS

  • How to set up complex models

  • Modelling examples: tall buildings, long span structures, blast analysis, buckling analysis and earthquake analysis

Reasons to watch:

  • Understand the techniques for modelling complex structures

  • Gain a better understanding of the behaviour of structures under various loads

  • Understand how to effectively design a structure with the help of advanced software

Speakers

Feng Fu is a Fellow of the IStructE, ICE and ASCE. He is Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities and an editorial board member for Proceedings of ICE’s Structures and Buildings and the International Journal of Advances in Computational Design. He has worked for world leading consultancy companies and on extensive prestigious projects such as the Shard. He has published over 100 technical papers and 4 textbooks.

Ashley Kacha coordinates the development and application of computational methods in structural design. His experience in the delivery of architecturally led structural design encourages him to automate repetitive tasks in the pursuit of creative problem solving – developing expertise in computational design, software design, electronics and additive manufacturing.

Modelling techniques for complex structures

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