This 3-day course can cover linear
static analysis, buckling and nonlinear analysis for a variety of
structure and bridge types and with reference to the country codes and
requirements of delegates on the course. It covers loading to various design
codes and rating analysis and can, subject to requirements, also
include more advanced modeling and analysis techniques such as
staged construction and soil-structure interaction.
The course is for engineers with
some or no prior knowledge of LUSAS.
Please note that limited places are
available and will be allocated on a first-come, first served
Content will be customised to suit
delegates on the course and will be selected from the following
LUSAS, finite element analysis, geometry, attributes, the LUSAS
treeview, section property calculators, viewing results,
documentation, sources of help
more out of beam models,
loads and moving loads, temperature effects, settlement of
supports, enveloping and smart combinations, report writer,
obtaining natural frequencies
- Flat slabs, construction options/ classification,
analysis options, isotropic slabs, plate models, grillage analogy,
orthotropic slabs, multicellular slabs, shear key / box beam,
- Beam and slab construction,
construction options/ classification,
analysis options, mixing elements, ordinary beams with top slab,
box beams with top slab
- 3D modelling, plate girder modelling, CAD import,
accuracy of FE analysis, interpolation and mesh refinement,
element shapes, mesh patterns, surface and volume meshing,
linear buckling analysis, basic checklist
loading, principles and use of the vehicle load
optimisation facility, wheel loads
analysis, advanced analysis control,
nonlinear analysis, nonlinear
- Staged construction modelling
and techniques available for complex bridge construction
- Using LUSAS to model soil
- Course costs are quoted in US
Dollars and include full course documentation, lunch and
refreshments. Please advise any special dietary requirements
- Discounts are available for
sending more than one delegate from the same organisation.
- Please bring your own laptop.
We will provide you with the latest version of LUSAS and a
temporary access key to use the software for the duration of
- Various, to be advised via
joining instructions sent no later than two weeks prior to
the running of a course.
Who should attend?
The course is aimed at
those who want to get the most out of LUSAS
and those who wish to extend and improve their analysis knowledge and capabilities for bridge engineering
applications. Those wanting to add to or
complete your continuing Professional Development Hours are
- Attend the course and get a
time-limited Teaching and Training version of LUSAS.