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LUSAS Technical Seminar

"New facilities for the design of bridges and other structures"

and

LUSAS Training Workshop

"Soil-Structure Interaction Modelling with LUSAS" 

Gothenburg, Sweden 

27 January 2015


You are invited to join us on 27 January 2015 at the Elite Plaza Hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden, for a morning Technical Seminar and/or an afternoon Training Workshop. A detailed agenda for the two sessions is shown below.
  • Come along to learn about facilities which became available in the most recent release of LUSAS
  • Learn about new features which will become available in Version 15.1.
  • Take the opportunity to discuss your general modelling and analysis issues with other LUSAS users, engineers and experts in a relaxed, informal environment. 

The seminar and workshop sessions are organised and presented jointly by:

  • Mr Philip Icke, European Regional Manager, LUSAS, UK.
  • Mr Steve Rhodes, Principal Bridge Engineer, LUSAS, UK.

TECHNICAL SEMINAR - The morning of 27 January 2015

"New facilities for the design of bridges and other structures"

See below for a link to the Booking Form.

Agenda

Session

Session Times

Topics
  8.30 - 9.00 Registration
  9.00 - 9.05 Welcome and Introduction

Philip Icke, LUSAS

1 9.05 - 9.35 Easy to use lift-off supports and RC slab design to the Swedish bridge code
  • A simple model is used to demonstrate the new lift-off supports facility and reinforced concrete (RC) slab designer in LUSAS V15.0. Other useful facilities including the use of multiple analyses and node renumbering will be demonstrated, along with a discussion of the design calculations and crack checking which LUSAS carries out to TRVFS 2011:12

Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

2 9.35 - 9.50 Cable tuning analysis for linear structures
  • A cable tuning analysis is used to calculate cable forces for a footbridge design, meeting user defined profile requirements. The facilities for providing exact, optimised and "best fit" solutions for various target criterion are discussed.

Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

  9.50 - 10.20 Refreshment Break
3 10.20 - 10.50 LUSAS Traffic Load Optimisation for beams.
  • Techniques available for carrying out influence analysis using the new Direct Method combined with the traffic load optimisation tool to create Eurocode traffic design loads on a line beam model of an arch bridge. Speed improvements arising from the new algorithm for placing Swedish Complementary vehicles (released in V15.0-2) will be discussed.

Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

4 10:50 - 11:40 Results viewing, extraction and reporting (present and future)
  • Getting results out of LUSAS: New facilities for retrieving screen layouts, previously prepared graphs and Print Results Wizard tables. Reporting with images which automatically update. Transferring report templates between models. One-click member reports. Customised post-processing calculations (User Defined Results). Improvements to display for envelopes. Deflection (camber) tables for staged construction analyses...

Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

5 11:40 - 12:00 Forthcoming new facilites in V15.1 of LUSAS
  • An overview of selected new features and facilities to be released in LUSAS Version 15.1
  • Any questions or comments from what you have seen this morning, and what would you like to see in future releases.

Philip Icke, LUSAS

  12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

 


TRAINING WORKSHOP - The afternoon of 27 January 2015

"Soil-Structure Interaction Modelling with LUSAS"

  • Held at Elite Plaza Hotel Goteborg
  • Location map: Please see here for location map and details
  • Cost: 1000 SEK
  • Hardware: Please bring your own laptop for use at the workshop. You will be provided with the latest copy of LUSAS and a temporary access key to enable you to use the software for a limited period.

See below for link to the Booking Form.

Agenda

Session

Session Times

Topics
  12:00 - 13:00 Registration and Lunch
1 13:00 - 13:30

Overview of features available for soil-structure interaction modelling

  • Idealisation options for soil from continuum to spring models and modelling of the soil/structure interface. Tips on selecting appropriate options and creating soil-structure interaction models in the context of retaining walls, integral bridges and other structures. Use of facilities including staged construction functions, multiple analyses and the trilinear earth pressure joint.

Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

2 13:30 - 14:20 Hands-on example: Anchored retaining wall using trilinear earth pressure joints (2D)
  • Construction of a 2D slice model of an anchored retaining wall, obtaining forces and moments arising from lateral earth pressures by way of the new (v15.0) trilinear earth pressure joint.

Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

  14:20 - 14:50 Refreshment Break
3 14:50 - 15:40 Hands-on example: Hands-on example: Integral bridge on piles using spring supports (3D)
  • Construction of a 3D model of a single span integral bridge featuring bankseat abutments on piles. The model is constructed of shell and beam elements and uses spring supports and K* pressures along with temperature loads.

Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

4 15:40 - 16:30 Hands-on example: Cut and cover tunnel using continuum elements (2D)
  • Staged construction modelling of a cut and cover tunnel using 2D continuum, beam and bar elements together. Development of a materially nonlinear analysis using the Mohr-Coulomb soil material model, from a preceding elastic analysis, with comparison of key results.

Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

  16:30 End of workshop

 


Costs:

  • Seminar and Workshop costs include refreshments, lunch (please see Booking Form) and any handouts.
  • Payment methods are stated on the Booking Form. See below for link.

Language:

  • All presentations will be given in English.

Computer hardware: 

  • Please bring your own laptop for use at the workshop.  
  • It would be of assistance if the latest version of LUSAS 15.0 could be pre-installed on your laptop to save time in setup on the day.
  • You will be provided with a temporary access key at the workshop to enable you to use the software for a limited period.

Booking Form

  • If you or any of your colleagues would like to attend the seminar, or the workshop, or both events, please register using the online event booking form. You will then be reserved a place and be advised further.
  • Any delegates registering after the venue limit has been reached will be placed on a reserve list and be notified accordingly. If any currently registered delegates cancel, or if additional space/places can be provided, we will re-contact you with further information.

We hope you will be able to attend what will be a very informative and useful day. 

 

Yours sincerely

Philip Icke
European and South American Regional Manager

LUSAS, 
Forge House, 
66 High Street,
Kingston upon Thames, 
Surrey, KT1 1HN, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 8541 1999 (switchboard)
Email: philip.icke@lusas.com


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