We are taking bookings once again for one of our most popular courses: On-line Portal Frame Design.
This course covers frame design to BS EN 1993-1-1 and provides in-depth coverage of the major issues surrounding the analysis, design and (crucially) the detailing of portal frames.
It is aimed at structural designers who are involved with conceptual design, detailed design or checking of portal frames.
Objectives of the course:
- Introduce a range of practical issues which have a critical impact on the design of portal frames;
- Discuss the loading in portal frames, from BS EN 1991;
- Discuss the preliminary sizing of portal frames;
- Clarify the Eurocode provisions for:
– In-plane frame stability (the significance of second order effects);
– Member stability and restraints;
– Haunch resistance;
– Serviceability checks;
– The UK provisions for buildings close to a boundary.
- Comment on the design of portal frame connections;
- Discuss the deflection criteria.
Having attended the course, you will be able to:
- Properly assess the loading on a portal frame structure;
- Understand the underlying principles of portal frames;
- Confidently check the analysis, design and details of a portal structure.
The course assumes that bespoke software will be used in many designs but will present the background structural mechanics so that the principles are understood, such that a manual design could be completed.