Portal frames account for around 50% of the structural steel used in the UK. For many years design has been in accordance with BS 5950. More recently, the Eurocodes are increasingly specified for design and are likely to be adopted more as software is released. Despite the extensive history in portal frame design, some design issues are not well understood. The course aims to provide in-depth coverage of the major issues surrounding the analysis, design and (crucially) the detailing of portal frames. The course covers frame design to BS EN 1993-1-1.
Having attended this 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.