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LUSAS User Group Meeting and Structural and Bridge Application Training Course

Helsinki, Finland, 16 and 17-18 March 2010

A total of 25 delegates attended the LUSAS Finland User Group Meeting followed by a two-day LUSAS for Structural and Bridge Applications Training Course at AEL, Kaarnatie, 00410, Helsinki, Finland.

LUSAS Finland User Group Meeting - 16 March 2010 

At this one-day user group meeting, presentations were given on the latest facilities and key features in LUSAS version 14.4 and 14.5 that can be of use to Finnish engineers for structural and bridge analysis in their design office or university.

Topics covered:

  • General New Features in LUSAS 14.4 and 14.5
  • Vehicle Load Optimisation including requirements for Eurocode
  • Eurocode implications for Steel Buckling analysis
  • Techniques for the analysis of Reinforced Concrete
  • Post-Tensioning and Time-Stage Techniques including new 14.4 tools
  • Eurocode Pedestrian Dynamics and Damper Systems
  • User Results Processing in LUSAS 14.4
  • CAD Import/Export and Solid Modelling/Meshing in LUSAS
  • Specific Ground Engineering facilities
  • Customisation of the LUSAS User Interface using dialogs / toolbars and basic scripting routines.

Delegates at the LUSAS Finland User Group Meeting

Delegates at the LUSAS Finland User Group Meeting


LUSAS for Structural and Bridge Applications (Introduction) Training Course
17 and 18 March 2010  

This two-day course covered getting started with a brief overview of LUSAS and then proceeded to cover in detail the modelling and analysis options available for creating beam models, modelling flat slabs, composite construction, 3D shell modelling, before moving on to buckling analysis, soli structure interaction and staged construction modelling. 

Day 1: Structural and bridge application modelling 

Topics covered:

  • Getting more out of beam models: FE concepts, Model creation, analysis and results from a 2D franme model
  • Flat slabs and 3D modelling: Line elements & plate elements, Modelling a flat slab, Flat slab example, Creating 3D geometry, 3D shell elements, 3D girder example.
  • 3D modelling considerations: Beam & slab structures, Example (mixed elements), 3D modelling, Eigenvalue buckling,  Example (plate girder buckling)
Day 2: Advanced structural and bridge application modelling 

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to modelling 3D shell structures: Creating 3D geometry, 3D elements, The modelling process, Buckling analyses
  • Soil structure interaction: Introduction, Modulus of subgrade reaction (Winkler springs), Example: footing on springs, Continuum analyses, Example: footing using 2D HILE continuum, More advanced functions & examples
  • Staged construction modelling: Requirements and Typical examples, Facilities available, Birth & death, Introduction or removal of supports, Viscous (creep) time-dependent analysis, Example: staged construction with creep, Example: Retaining wall (excavation & NL soil)

Steve Rhodes of LUSAS talking to delegates on the LUSAS for Structural and Bridge Applications training course

Steve Rhodes of LUSAS talking to delegates on the LUSAS for Structural and Bridge Applications training course


The LUSAS Finland User Group and Training event was arranged and organised by Mr Pertti Rytky, Managing Director, CIMERA OY with the assistance of Philip Icke, European Regional Manager, LUSAS


 


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