Frame stability concerns the significance of second-order effects and is highlighted as an essential check for all frames in BS 5950 and EC3.
Whilst in many braced frames the effects may not be significant, designers should be confident in using the codified checks to determine frame sensitivity, and the simple rules to allow for second-order effects.
Second-order effects are introduced by considering the simple case of strut buckling, and then the principles are extended to cover braced and unbracec frames.
The course provides guidance on:
The course covers the simple approaches in both BS 5950 and BS EN 1993-1-1 to assess and allow for second-order effects. The Eurocode is silent on the treatment of portal frames, so reference is made to NCCI guidance.
This objectives of this course are to:
Having attended this course you will be:
The course is aimed at all who design any form of steel structure, since frame stability should be ensured for all frames. Checking engineers and building control officers who wish to have a sound understanding of the principles and application of the rules for structural stability would also benefit from the course.
Delivery is by lecture and several numerical examples covering struts, braced frames and portal frames.
4 July 2017, Leicester
SCI Members: £220 +VAT
Non-Members: £280 +VAT
7 hrs (7hrs CPD)
+44 (0)1344 636500