Bentley STAAD.Pro v8i Training

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STAAD.Pro v8i training course is designed for civil and structural engineers to have hands-on experience on widely used software for structural analysis and design. This training develops skills and techniques to develop, maintain and support high standard design requirements. The learner cultivates powerful analysis and designing abilities that can be implemented by niche industries and leading engineering consultancies.

Following skills will be inculcated in you at the completion of this training:

  • Describe the significance of the software
  • Proficient in 2D/3D geometry creation methods
  • Implement useful functions, properties, constants, supports, and specifications to complete the geometry
  • Ways of creating load with manual and automatic combinations for floor, area, plate, wind, and moving loads.
  • Isometric and perspective views with 3D shapes.
  • Customize structural templates for creating a model.
  • Elaborate methods of analysis
  • Supports concrete and steel designs covering curvilinear beams, linear and non-linear cables.
  • Rectangular and cylindrical coordinate systems with mix and match capabilities
Target audience
  • Structural Designer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Structural Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Engineering consultants
Prerequisites

Candidates owning educational qualification or professional experience in civil or architectural engineering can go ahead with this training.

Introduction to STAAD Pro

  • History of STAAD Software
  • Method of Analysis
  • Three steps to reach your goal
  • Starting STAAD Pro
  • Creating New File
  • STAAD Pro Screen
  • Opening an Existing File
  • Closing a file
  • Existing STAAD Pro
  • Saving & Saving As
  • Workshop
  • Module Review

Geometry

  • Understanding STAAD Pro Way
  • What are Nodes, Beams and Plates?
  • How things are done in the Input file?
  • Geometry Creation Methods
  • Method 1: Using Structure Wizard
  • Things you can do in Structure Wizard
  • Method 2: Drafting the Geometry using Snap/Grid
  • Viewing
  • Selecting
  • Using Selecting While Viewing 3D Geometry
  • Method 3: Using Copy/Cut with Paste
  • Method 4: Using Spreadsheet (Excel) Copy and Paste
  • Method 5: Using DXF importing file function
  • Workshop
  • Module Review

Useful Function to Complete the Geometry

  • Introduction
  • Translational Repeat
  • Circular Repeat
  • Mirror
  • Rotate
  • Move
  • Insert Node
  • Add Beam Between Mid-Points
  • Add Beam by Perpendicular Intersection
  • Connect Beams along an Axis
  • Intersect Selected Members
  • Cut Section
  • Renumber
  • Delete
  • Undo/Redo
  • Zooming/Panning
  • Dimensioning
  • Pointing to Nodes, Beams, and Plates
  • Global and Local Coordinate System
  • Workshop
  • Module Review

Properties

  • Introduction
  • Property Types
  • Type 1: Prismatic
  • Viewing Cross-Section
  • Type 2: Built-In Steel Table
  • Type 3: Thickness
  • General Notes about Property Assigning
  • Workshop
  • Module Review

Constants, Supports, and Specifications

  • Introduction
  • Material Constants
  • Geometry Constant
  • Supports
  • How to Assign Supports
  • Editing Supports
  • Specifications
  • Workshop
  • Module Review

Loading

  • Introduction
  • How to Create Primary Load
  • Individual Loads: Introduction
  • Individual Loads: Selfweight
  • Individual Loads: Members Loads
  • Individual Loads: Area Load
  • Individual Loads: Floor Load
  • Individual Loads: Plate Loads
  • Individual Loads: Node Load
  • Individual Loads: Viewing & Editing
  • How to Create Manual Combinations
  • How to Create Automatic Combinations
  • Workshop
  • Module Review

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Perform Analysis Command
  • P-Delta Analysis Command
  • Non-Linear Analysis Command
  • The Execution Command
  • Workshop
  • Module Review

Post Processing

  • Introduction
  • First Step
  • Node Displacement
  • Node Reactions
  • Beam Forces
  • Beam Stresses
  • Beam Graphs
  • Plate Contour
  • Plate Results Along Line
  • Animation
  • Reports
  • Other Ways: Double-Clicking a Beam
  • Other Ways: Double-Clicking a Plate
  • Workshop
  • Module Review

Concrete Design

  • Introduction
  • Modes of Concrete Design
  • Step 1: Job Info
  • Step 2: Creating Envelopes
  • Step 3: Creating Members
  • Step 4: Creating Briefs
  • Step 5: Creating Groups
  • Step 6: Design Modes
  • Step 7: Reading Results: Beam Main Layout
  • Step 8: Reading Results: Beam Main Rft
  • Step 9: Reading Results: Beam Shear Layout
  • Step 10: Reading Results: Beam Shear Rft
  • Step 11: Reading Results: Beam Drawing
  • Step 12: Reading Results: Column Main Layout
  • Step 13: Reading Results: Column Shear Layout
  • Step 14: Reading Results: Column Results
  • Step 15: Reading Results: Column Drawing
  • Step 16: Reading Results: Generating Design Reports

Steel Design

  • Introduction
  • Step 1: Load Envelope Setup
  • Step 2: Member Setup
  • Step 3: Change the Restraints
  • Step 4: Creating Briefs
  • Step 5: Creating Design Groups
  • Steel Design Commands in STAAD Pro
  • Workshop & Module Review

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