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Seminar and Training Workshops on

"Recommendations for Finite Element Analysis of Structures"

Date: 28 February to 1 March 2012

Venue: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.


Last updated: 07 March 2017

As of 27 February 2012 the Training Workshop days are FULL. There is still space for the Seminar Day.

The event partners are pleased to announce that a seminar and a two day training workshop event regarding "Recommendations for Finite Element Analysis of Structures" will take place at KTH Royal Institute of Technology from 28 February to 1 March 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. 

The purpose of this event is to give engineers, scientists, researchers and students a broad insight into the theory and practical methods available to model and analyse a range of engineering structures, with a particular focus on bridges. 

The event will cover some topics similar in nature to those proposed for an FEM Handbook "Recommendations for finite element analysis of structures" that is led and funded by the Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket.


Organisation

This 3-day event is organised and presented jointly by:

  • Professor Raid Karoumi, The Division of Structural Design and Bridges, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • Dr Costin Pacoste, ELU Konsult AB, Sweden and part-time Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • Associate Professor Mario Plos, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  • Mr Philip Icke, Scandinavian Regional Manager, LUSAS, UK.
  • Mr Steve Rhodes and Mr Julian Moses, Principal Engineers, both of LUSAS, UK.

Delegates may book to attend either just the seminar on day 1, or either or both of the training workshops on days 2 and 3. See below for seminar and workshop details and costs.


SEMINAR (DAY 1) : 28 February 2012

  • Lecture room B1. Brinellvägen 23. Time: 9:00-12:00
  • Lecture room B3. Brinellvägen 23. Time: 13:00-16:00

The seminar on Day 1 consists of four sessions covering the theory behind the analysis and design of engineering structures and the finite element methods that can be used to model and analyse them. Each lecture session is typically followed by a practical demonstration showing how finite element modelling of the subject matter covered can be achieved in practice.

Agenda

Session

Session Times

Topics
  9.00 - 9.30 Registration in Lecture room B1, Brinellvägen 23
1 9.30 - 10.15 Introduction
Raid Karoumi, KTH / Philip Icke, LUSAS

Structural Idealisation - Choice of structural model, Purpose of the model, Level of detail and extent of model, Interaction between parts, Boundary conditions, Safety aspects
Mario Plos, Chalmers University of Technology

  10.15 - 10.30 Refreshment Break
2 10.30 - 12.00 Finite Element Modelling - Element types, Selection, Meshing/refinement, Material models, Modelling details/singularities, Support conditions, Static/Mobile/Combining Loads and Model Checking
Costin Pacoste, ELU Konsult

Practical Demonstration - Deck/floor behaviour / Beam and slab, Integral bridge and wing walls, Beam/Shell/Volume of a beam simplifiable problem.
Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

  12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
3 13.00 - 14.30 Lecture Room B3, Brinellvägen 23
Nonlinear Analysis - Geometrically nonlinear analysis, Equilibrium and convergence criteria, Solution methods, Iteration / tolerances
Costin Pacoste, ELU Konsult

Concrete Structures
Mario Plos, Chalmers University of Technology

Practical Demonstration - Steel buckling analysis and nonlinear analysis of concrete
Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

  14.30 - 15.00 Refreshment Break
4 15.00 - 16.00 Modal Dynamics and Time History - Eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes, Transient analysis, Direct time-integration, Modal superpoistion, Convergence problems
Costin Pacoste, ELU Konsult

Practical Demonstration - Footbridge with SETRA surface loads, Rail bridge modelling using Interactive Modal Dynamics (IMD), Time-History example.
Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

  16.00 Any outstanding queries

GENERAL TRAINING WORKSHOP (DAY 2) : 29 February 2012

  • Computer rooms V155 and V57. Teknikringen 78. Time: 8:00-16:00

The workshop on Day 2 covers modelling and linear analysis of structures. It comprises short presentations, guided examples and workshop sessions that will take delegates through general applications that were that were described during Sessions 1 and 2 on the Seminar day. It is intended to include:

Agenda

Session

Session Times

Topics
  7.45 - 8.00 Registration
1 8.00 - 9.30 Getting started with FE modelling
Creating models, 2D and 3D beam elements, connectivity, section properties, loads including movable loads, results extraction. Guided example of truss bridge
9.30 - 10.00 Refreshment Break
10.00 - 11.30 Workshop example of concrete arch bridge
  11.30 - 12.30 Lunch
2 12.30 - 14.00

Plate & shell deck models 
Plate elements, mesh refinement, results extraction. Guided example of a skew slab deck. Shell elements, mixed element beam & shell models.

14.00 - 14.30 Refreshment Break
14.30 - 16.00

Workshop example of a beam & slab deck.
Influence analyses. Traffic load optimisation. Creating 3D geometry.

  16.00 Any outstanding queries

ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP (DAY 3) : 1 March 2012

  • Computer rooms V155 and V57. Teknikringen 78. Time: 8:00-16:00

The workshop on Day 3 is a more advanced training workshop that covers nonlinear and dynamics analysis. It comprises short presentations, guided examples and workshop sessions that will take delegates through specific applications that were described during Sessions 3 and 4 on the Seminar day.

Agenda

Session

Session Times

Topics
  7.45 - 8.00 Registration
3 8.00 - 9.30 Nonlinear Analysis
Workshop example of girder buckling. Causes of nonlinearity
9.30 - 10.00 Refreshment Break
10.00 - 11.30 Interaction between parts. Nonlinear solution, loading methods and convergence. Guided example of GNL buckling. 
  11.30 - 12.30 Lunch
4 12.30 - 14.00 Dynamic analysis
Eigenvalue frequency analyses, Modal combinations, Damping. Workshop example of pedestrian bridge
14.00 - 14.30 Refreshment Break
14.30 - 16.00 Step-by-step dynamics. Rail bridges.
  16.00 Any outstanding queries

Costs:

  • 1000 SEK per day.
  • Course costs include handouts / course documentation, lunch and refreshments.
  • Discounts of up to 50% are available for PhD students and other academics for attending Day 1.
  • Payment methods are stated on the event Booking Form. See below.

Language:

  • All lectures and presentation sessions will be given in English.
  • On days 2 and 3 a Swedish speaking engineer will assist with the workshop training sessions.

Computer hardware

  • Course computers will be provided by KTH. These will be loaded with the latest version of LUSAS finite element analysis software and a temporary access key provided to use the software for the duration of the workshop sessions.

Event location

Availability and booking status 

  • Delegate limit for the seminar day is 100.
  • Delegate limit for each workshop day is 24.

As of 07/03/2017 12:24 , the booking status for these days is as follows::

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Please note: Delegates registering after room limits have been reached will be placed on a reserve list and notified accordingly. If any currently registered delegates cancel, or if additional space/places can be provided, we will re-contact you with further information.

As of 27 February 2012 the Training Workshop days are FULL. There is still space for the Seminar Day.

Yes please, I'd like to attend...

  • If you or any of your colleagues would like to attend either of these days please register using the online event booking form. We will then reserve you a place and advise you further.

We hope you will be able to attend what will be an informative seminar and a very useful couple of training days. 

Yours sincerely

The Event Partners

Raid Karoumi

Professor, PhD
Head of Division of Structural Eng. and Bridges,
KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
SE-100 44,
Stockholm,
Sweden 

Växel: +46 (0)8 7909084
Email: raid.karoumi@byv.kth.se

Costin Pacoste

Technical Expert - Numerical Analysis
ELU Konsult AB
Box 27006
102 51 Stockholm, 
Sweden

Växel: +46(0)8 5800 91 00
Direkt: +46(0)8 5800 91 88
Fax: +46(0)8 755 95 33

Email: Costin.Pacoste@elu.se

Mario Plos

Associate Professor,
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Gothenburg
Sweden

Email: Mario.Plos@chalmers.se

Philip Icke

Scandinavian 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