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LUSAS Online Training Course

LUSAS Bridge Modelling: Grillage Analysis 

Dates: 12, 19 October 2023 (2 sessions)


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Training sessions and registration links

  • By having already registered for the first training session you will receive an email from GoToWebinar one day after that session has finished notifying you of the registration link to be clicked to sign-up for the second session.
  • Please register for the second session when requested to do so even if you know you may not be able to attend the session, so that you can be advised of when a recording of the session is made available to you.
Course name

Training session




GoToWebinar registration links

LUSAS Bridge Modelling:
Grillage Analysis
1 - Introduction to Grillage Analysis 12 October 2023 14:00 - 16:00 BST 150 GBP Provided by email
2 – Advanced Grillage Analysis 19 October 2023 14:00 - 16:00 BST See email sent after session 1

Online training information

Sessions presented using Session length After session offline self-study required Training certificates
GoToWebinar 90 to 120 minutes 45 to 60 minutes Issued on successful completion 


  • Training sessions are provided using the GoToWebinar web conferencing facility. You can join each training session up to 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. They will start promptly.

  • Training sessions are a mix of PowerPoint presentation and live demonstration of LUSAS.

  • Delegates do not undertake any hands-on examples during each session, but examples that cover the concepts introduced are provided for download and use by delegates after each session. These examples will take between 45 and 60 minutes of offline self-study to complete. Email support is available from the lecturer to assist with these examples if needed.

  • Session presentations can be downloaded from a training course event page and printed off if required.

  • Delegates are able to ask the lecturer questions during the training session via the chat tool or afterwards via email.

  • Sessions are recorded and links to recordings will be provided to delegates to allow viewing if a session is missed.

  • Training certificates are provided to those who successfully complete the series of worked examples and pass the quiz set after each session.

  • Registration for Session 1 is a requirement to attend all subsequent sessions.

LUSAS software version

LUSAS version 20 will be used to present this course and is also required to undertake any offline homework examples.

Accessing LUSAS 

Individuals who wish to attend the training who do not have access to the required version of the software may request a temporary training licence from LUSAS to allow the running of the software on their personal computers. After booking your place on the course, please contact to request a licence stating your name and details as asked for on the booking form.

Downloading LUSAS

LUSAS may be downloaded either as an ISO file, or as a small startup executable. Use whichever is better or works for you. 

Options for downloading LUSAS Version 20
ISO file


Web installer
Download a single disk image file containing all installation components. 

Select this option for offline installation on one or more PCs.

Download a small setup executable which allows you to choose those components that you wish to download and install. 

Select this option for online installation on a single PC.

Please contact if you have any questions relating to the licence key sent to you.

Typical Course Content 

Session 1 - Introduction to Grillage Analysis 

Learn how to undertake a simple grillage analysis with the use of basic examples not complex theory.

  • Overview of the basic concepts of grillage analysis (layout, dimensions, spacing, skews, etc).
  • Efficient data preparation focusing on section properties.
  • Use of multiple analyses to consider short and long term properties.
  • Effective application of highway or rail traffic loads.
  • Presentation and homework example: Concrete slab deck with highway traffic loading.
  • Online quiz to complete the session.



Download session handouts (when made available)
Training Presentation Homework Example

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Session 2 - Advanced Grillage Analysis

Having gained basic knowledge of grillage analysis, this session will provide details on how to analyse more complex structures.

  • Building on session one, more complex bridge structures, such as multi-span composite bridges and box bridges will be discussed, covering how they can be modelled.
  • When grillage analysis is appropriate and when limitations would require more advanced analysis
  • How to incorporate bracing into the grillage model.
  • Understand how to efficiently consider and incorporate a staged consruction process into the analysis model
  • Presentation and homework example: Multi-span composite bridge with bracing.
  • Online quiz to complete the session


The quiz for session 2 will be made available shortly.


Download session handouts (when made available)
Training Presentation Homework Example  

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Tell us what you thought

When you have completed the course, help us to assess it and plan future online training courses.

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Some delegate feedback from LUSAS scheduled training courses:

  • “This class was excellent and one of the best training courses that I have taken." (Tim E.)

  • “Very good demonstrations/teachers with a good variety of hands-on examples.” (Douglas R.)

  • "The instructor was phenomenal! Engaged, energetic, helpful and friendly! Could not have asked for a better one." (Joe K.)

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