Frame stability concerns the significance of second-order effects and is highlighted as an essential check for all frames in BS 5950 and EC3.
Whilst in many braced frames the effects will not be significant, designers should be confident in using the simple checks to determine frame sensitivity, and the simple rules to allow for such effects.
Second-order effects are introduced by considering the simple case of strut buckling, and then extends this to cover frames.
The course provides guidance on:
It covers the simple approaches in BS 5950 to allow for second-order effects, including the amplified sway method and use of Annex E.
This objectives of this course are to:
Having attended this course you will be:
The course is aimed at all who design any form of steel structure, since frame stability should be ensured for all frames. Checking engineers and building control officers who wish to have a sound understanding of the principles and application of the rules for structural stability would also benefit from the course.
Delivery is by lecture and several numerical examples covering struts, braced frames and portal frames.
4 July 2017, Leicester
SCI Members: £220 +VAT
Non-Members: £280 +VAT
7 hrs (7hrs CPD)
+44 (0)1344 636500