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Regency Steel Asia Symposium on “Migrating from BS5950 To Eurocode 3”
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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 • 8:30 am to 5:30 pm LT1A, North Spine, 1st Level, Nanyang Technological University
0830 hrs Registration 0900 hrs 0915 hrs 1030 hrs 1115 hrs 1200 hrs 1330 hrs 1415 hrs 1530 hrs 1615 hrs 1700 hrs 1730 hrs Welcome Address Mr GUI Boon Sui Chairman, Regency Steel Asia Pte Ltd

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Eurocodes, the Way Forward - a Tale of Actions, Executions and Imperfections Er. K. THANABAL, Building and Construction Authority of Singapore From BS5950 to EC3: Evolution or Revolution? Prof. CHIEW Sing-Ping, Nanyang Technological University The Right Tool for the Right Job – the Appropriate Use of Advanced Non-linear Structural Analysis in EC3 Prof. TAN Kang-Hai, Nanyang Technological University Panel Discussion Session 1 Getting it Covered – Design of the National Stadium Roof Ms. Jane NIXON, ARUP Australia Differences between BS5950 and EC3 on Member Design Prof. LIE Seng-Tjhen, Nanyang Technological University


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1500 hrs Afternoon Refreshment Break Bolted and Welded Connection Design to EC3 Dr. GHO Wie-Min, Director, Maritime Production Research Singapore and Consultant, Archipelago Offshore Engineering Inc. Indonesia Dynamic Fatigue Assessment and Design of Container Quay Crane to EC3 Prof. LEE Chi-King, Nanyang Technological University Panel Discussion Session 2 Adjournment for the Day Accreditation: 7 PDU Points Awarded

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School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Nanyang Technological University

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Regency Steel Asia Endowment Fund @ NTU

A steel frame example will be used to highlight the differences of these analyses. he has been an international reviewer of the UK EPSRC Peer Review College. TAN Kang-Hai This presentation covers the different types of analysis that are available for the limit state under consideration. This symposium is most timely as it provides a platform for design engineers and others who are involved in structural steelwork design to discuss this migration which is certainly the most comprehensive and substantial to date. Nanyang Technological University. and this migration will affect them most. current status of development of our National Annexes. structural analysis. SAC’s Council Committee for Inspection Bodies. Executions and Imperfections by Er K. so it is good to start early with this free symposium. His research team has developed a finite element program FEMFAN3D which could be used to ascertain whether partial failure(s) of column(s) would lead to progressive collapse. These include linear elastic analysis. He is a Past President and Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Structural Steel Society and he has served as council and executive member of the Institution of Engineers. brittle facture and use of high strength steel. The assumptions. structural design is the prerogative of the structural engineers and the burden of switching over to EC3 will fall mostly on their shoulders. The Right Tool for the Right Job – the Appropriate Use of Advanced Non-linear Structural Analysis in EC3 by Prof. THANABAL This presentation will cover an overview of Singapore’s decision to adopt the Eurocodes. he has introduced various initiatives especially for the structural steel industry to enhance its resilience and sustainability such as BC1: 2008 and a quality assurance scheme on re-use of steel strutting system for deep excavation works. His major areas of research interest are in fatigue and fracture of steel structures. impacts of Eurocode adoption and implementation time frame. Prior to joining NTU. Engineers need to understand the scope and depth. He won the UK IStructE Henry Adams Award in 1989 for his research on structural sandwich panels. Since 2005. He has been involved in several fire engineering consultancy works which involved analysis of steel structures. K THANABAL is the Deputy Director (Bridges & Structural Department) with the Building Engineering Division of BCA. He has also served the industry and profession in various other capacities and currently a member of the Panel of Expert Advisors of the Land Transport Authority and a member of the Building and Construction Authority Academy Advisory Panel. he worked as a graduate engineer in Ove Arup & Partners. TAN Kang-Hai obtained his BSc(Eng) and PhD from the University of Manchester. He has 20 years of working experience that covers design and project supervision. and where the changes are starting from the basis of design in which actions are combined with reduced partial factors to the bolts and nuts in the steel joints. materially non-linear analysis. Since computational cost and time involved in modelling increases disproportionately with the use of geometrical nonlinearity analysis. CHIEW Sing-Ping This presentation will give an overview of the major changes in Eurocode 3 including basis of design. . He holds a masters degree in structural engineering from NUS. and geometrically-and-materially-nonlinear analysis. He is actively involved in various code review committees as part of our Eurocode migration exercise. From BS5950 to EC3: Evolution or Revolution? by Prof. As usual. reviewing research proposals on steel structures. EC 3 also provides some guidance on the use of more advanced analysis. structural stability. materials and tubular construction. AVA’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institution of Engineers Singapore (Geotechnical Division).About this Symposium BCA will be announcing the implementation of the Eurocodes in Singapore soon. member and joint resistances. CHIEW Sing-Ping is Associate-Professor and Head of the Division of Structures and Mechanics in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Speakers’ Presentation and Profile Eurocodes. it is prudent to know when engineers can use linear elastic analysis in lieu of the more advanced analysis. Singapore. He is currently a Professor of Structural Engineering and Co-Director of the Protective Technology Research Centre in NTU. actions and combinations. He has been teaching a graduate course on structural stability since 2005.a Tale of Actions. and in the light of EC3. geometrically nonlinear elastic analysis. In his current regulatory role. similarities and differences of these analyses will be highlighted. the Way Forward . This symposium will focus on the structural Eurocode 3 (EC3) and will address issues and challenges arising from the migration of the current BS5950 to the new Eurocode 3 for steel buildings. Re-training will be absolutely critical to avoid any misinterpretation and will occupy a significant portion of the engineer’s time. He also serves the industry and profession in various committees such as the Singapore Structural Steel Society’s Council.

partial factors. He graduated with BEng in Civil Engineering from University of Sheffield and MSc DIC in Earthquake Engineering from Imperial College London. size effects. Bolted and Welded Connection Design to EC3 by Dr. In this related research field. Nanyang Technological University. His main research interest has been in the field of fatigue and fracture of welded joints since his earlier time a research student at UMIST in U. LIE Seng-Tjhen is Associate-Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. is to provide the relevant technical background and to highlight the main differences of design approach with that of BS5950-1 for typical building steelwork connection design. the depth of the steel structure is less than 5 m deep at the centre of its span and 2. LEE Chi-King In this presentation. The basis of design and the design resistance of the bolted and welded beam-to-column joints and the welded uni-planar and mutli-planar hollow section joints will be briefly discussed. the new stadium will be an awe inspiring building. GHO Wie-Min This presentation which is based on EN version of Eurocode 3: Design of Steel structures. symbols and terminology.5 m as it comes towards the ground. Nanyang Technological University. . He is an expert in the areas of finite element model generation. an overview of the fatigue design philosophy of EC3: Design of Steel structures. he has secured several major industrial funded projects in the oil and gas industry. joining Arup in early 2002 after completing degrees in Engineering and Science at The University of Sydney. error analysis and adaptive algorithms. NTU. This presentation shows the general differences in the conventions of member axes. For the past decades. He has been working in the area of finite element modelling for more than twenty years. The shell dome structure is formed by using a series of crossing triangular trusses to provide a highly efficient structure for the roof. He pursued PhD programme on tubular joint research under recommendation of J Ray McDermott. Part 1-8: Design of joints. Jane NIXON is an Associate in Arup Australia. weld defects. Recently. It demonstrates the differences in the values of the design checks for beam and column designs using general and simplified methods. he has also been associated with research related to welding technology. He is currently the director at Maritime Production Research and consultant at Archipelago Offshore Engineering Inc Indonesia. Jane NIXON This presentation will introduce the many design features of the 300 m diameter dome roof which will be a landmark structure in Singapore when completed. he also worked on the topics of fatigue analysis of tubular joints and high strength steel structures. With a dome roof spanning 312 m and a height above pitch level of over 80 m. The research interest is focused on damage and fracture mechanics. UK. 1997.K. weld ability of high strength steels and residual stresses. 2001-06. framing design in 2010 and now the connection design working with the steel subcontractor through issues of fabrication and erection. Dr. He was previously the assistant professor and the director for MSc programme in offshore engineering. A practical example of dynamic fatigue assessment of container quay crane will be employed to demonstrate the essential steps for fatigue design and assessment of an engineering structure in which fatigue damage is the main criterion for ultimate limit state check. Dynamic Fatigue Assessment and Design of Container Quay Crane to EC3 by Prof. and he was the task force leader in developing the Singapore National Annex for EC3: Part 1-9: Fatigue. He is a Senior Member of The Welding Institute and a registered Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council. Jane has worked on a variety steel structures gaining specialist experience in light weight long span structures. developing failure assessment diagram for cracked welded structures. She has been involved in the many stages of the project from scheme design in 2009. LIE Seng-Tjhen Generally. For this span of the roof. Following from this Jane is currently involved in leading the design for the Singapore Sports Hub roof. he has published more than 120 journal and conference papers. He is also a consultant for an integrated structural analysis and design software company on the development of finite element analysis program. Since joining Arup. The movable roof is provided to enhance the multi-use of the stadium facility. He has been lecturing in the design of steel structures using BS5950: 2000 for many years. A concise summary of the essential concepts and theoretical bases of fatigue assessment for steel structures will be given. Differences between BS5950 and EC3 on Member Design by Prof. Eurocode 3 is expected to be more economical than BS5950:2000. In the last thirteen years. LEE Chi-King is Associate-Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Gho was the task force member in developing the Singapore NA for EC3. yield strength of steel and cross-section classification.Speakers’ Presentation and Profile Getting it Covered – Design of the National Stadium Roof by Ms. in particular its direct practical application to fatigue and fracture assessment of cracked onshore/offshore welded structures. GHO Wie-Min has more than 20 years comprehensive experience in engineering design. Part 1-9: Fatigue will be given. The main difference between both design codes lies in the design procedures. The main differences between the Eurocode 3 and the corresponding BS counterpart BS7608 will be highlighted. This has been gained through a variety of projects and structures from cable and tension structures of Kahlifa Stadium for the 2006 Asian Games to the dramatic roof of the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics. He has published more than 70 international journal papers and is a reviewer for many international journals including International Journal of Fatigue and Engineering Fracture Mechanics. fabrication and installation. she has participated in a range of multi-disciplinary and offshore projects using a variety of international standards and codes of practice.