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“Migrating from BS5950 To Eurocode 3”

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 • 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
LT1A, North Spine, 1st Level, Nanyang Technological University

0830 hrs Registration
0900 hrs Welcome Address
Mr GUI Boon Sui
Chairman, Regency Steel Asia Pte Ltd
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0915 hrs Eurocodes, the Way Forward - a Tale of Actions, Executions and Imperfections
Er. K. THANABAL, Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
+ 1000 hrs Morning Refreshment Break
National Stadium | Integration w
1030 hrs From BS5950 to EC3: Evolution or Revolution?
Prof. CHIEW Sing-Ping, Nanyang Technological University Free!
1115 hrs The Right Tool for the Right Job – the Appropriate Use of Delegate’s Kit includes:
Advanced Non-linear Structural Analysis in EC3 • 2GB USB drive with soft copies
Prof. TAN Kang-Hai, Nanyang Technological University of all presentation materials
1200 hrs Panel Discussion Session 1
1230 hrs Lunch Break • Book on Design
of Steel Structures
1330 hrs Getting it Covered – Design of the National Stadium Roof with worked
Ms. Jane NIXON, ARUP Australia
examples to EC3
1415 hrs Differences between BS5950 and EC3 on Member Design (175 pp)
Prof. LIE Seng-Tjhen, Nanyang Technological University
1500 hrs Afternoon Refreshment Break
1530 hrs Bolted and Welded Connection Design to EC3
Dr. GHO Wie-Min, Director, Maritime Production Research Singapore
and Consultant, Archipelago Offshore Engineering Inc. Indonesia
1615 hrs Dynamic Fatigue Assessment and Design of Container Quay Crane to EC3
Prof. LEE Chi-King, Nanyang Technological University
1700 hrs Panel Discussion Session 2
1730 hrs Adjournment for the Day
7 PDU Points Awarded
Organized by Sponsored by
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Regency Steel Asia Endowment Fund @ NTU
Nanyang Technological University
About this Symposium
BCA will be announcing the implementation of the Eurocodes in Singapore soon. 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. As usual, structural design is the prerogative of the structural engineers and the burden of switching over to
EC3 will fall mostly on their shoulders, and this migration will affect them most. 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. Engineers need to understand the scope and depth, 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.
Re-training will be absolutely critical to avoid any misinterpretation and will occupy a significant portion of the engineer’s time, so
it is good to start early with this free symposium.

Speakers’ Presentation and Profile

Eurocodes, the Way Forward - a Tale of Actions, K THANABAL is the Deputy Director (Bridges & Structural
Executions and Imperfections Department) with the Building Engineering Division of BCA.
by Er K. THANABAL He has 20 years of working experience that covers design and
project supervision. He holds a masters degree in structural
This presentation will cover an overview of Singapore’s engineering from NUS. He is actively involved in various code
decision to adopt the Eurocodes, current status of review committees as part of our Eurocode migration exercise.
development of our National Annexes, impacts of In his current regulatory role, he has introduced various initiatives
Eurocode adoption and implementation time frame. 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. He also serves the industry and profession in various
committees such as the Singapore Structural Steel Society’s
Council, SAC’s Council Committee for Inspection Bodies, AVA’s
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institution
of Engineers Singapore (Geotechnical Division).

From BS5950 to EC3: Evolution or Revolution? CHIEW Sing-Ping is Associate-Professor and Head of the
by Prof. CHIEW Sing-Ping Division of Structures and Mechanics in the School of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.
This presentation will give an overview of the major He is a Past President and Honorary Fellow of the Singapore
changes in Eurocode 3 including basis of design, actions Structural Steel Society and he has served as council and executive
and combinations, structural analysis, structural stability, member of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. He has also
member and joint resistances, brittle facture and use of served the industry and profession in various other capacities
high strength steel. 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. His major areas
of research interest are in fatigue and fracture of steel structures,
materials and tubular construction.

The Right Tool for the Right Job – the TAN Kang-Hai obtained his BSc(Eng) and PhD from the University
Appropriate Use of Advanced Non-linear of Manchester. Prior to joining NTU, he worked as a graduate
Structural Analysis in EC3 engineer in Ove Arup & Partners. He won the UK IStructE Henry
by Prof. TAN Kang-Hai Adams Award in 1989 for his research on structural sandwich
panels. He is currently a Professor of Structural Engineering and
This presentation covers the different types of analysis Co-Director of the Protective Technology Research Centre in NTU.
that are available for the limit state under consideration. He has been involved in several fire engineering consultancy works
These include linear elastic analysis, geometrically non- which involved analysis of steel structures. He has been teaching
linear elastic analysis, materially non-linear analysis, and a graduate course on structural stability since 2005. His research
geometrically-and-materially-nonlinear analysis. The team has developed a finite element program FEMFAN3D which
assumptions, similarities and differences of these analyses could be used to ascertain whether partial failure(s) of column(s)
will be highlighted. Since computational cost and time would lead to progressive collapse. Since 2005, he has been
involved in modelling increases disproportionately with an international reviewer of the UK EPSRC Peer Review College,
the use of geometrical nonlinearity analysis, it is prudent reviewing research proposals on steel structures.
to know when engineers can use linear elastic analysis
in lieu of the more advanced analysis. EC 3 also provides
some guidance on the use of more advanced analysis.
A steel frame example will be used to highlight the
differences of these analyses, and in the light of EC3.
Speakers’ Presentation and Profile
Getting it Covered – Design of the National Jane NIXON is an Associate in Arup Australia, joining Arup
Stadium Roof in early 2002 after completing degrees in Engineering and
by Ms. Jane NIXON Science at The University of Sydney. Since joining Arup, she has
participated in a range of multi-disciplinary and offshore projects
This presentation will introduce the many design using a variety of international standards and codes of practice.
features of the 300 m diameter dome roof which will Jane has worked on a variety steel structures gaining specialist
be a landmark structure in Singapore when completed. experience in light weight long span structures. This has been
With a dome roof spanning 312 m and a height above gained through a variety of projects and structures from cable
pitch level of over 80 m, the new stadium will be an awe and tension structures of Kahlifa Stadium for the 2006 Asian
inspiring building. The shell dome structure is formed by Games to the dramatic roof of the London Aquatics Centre for
using a series of crossing triangular trusses to provide the 2012 Olympics. Following from this Jane is currently involved
a highly efficient structure for the roof. For this span of in leading the design for the Singapore Sports Hub roof. She has
the roof, the depth of the steel structure is less than 5 been involved in the many stages of the project from scheme
m deep at the centre of its span and 2.5 m as it comes design in 2009, framing design in 2010 and now the connection
towards the ground. The movable roof is provided to design working with the steel subcontractor through issues of
enhance the multi-use of the stadium facility. fabrication and erection.

Differences between BS5950 and EC3 on LIE Seng-Tjhen is Associate-Professor in the School of Civil and
Member Design Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.
by Prof. LIE Seng-Tjhen He has been lecturing in the design of steel structures using
BS5950: 2000 for many years, and he was the task force leader
Generally, Eurocode 3 is expected to be more economical in developing the Singapore National Annex for EC3: Part 1-9:
than BS5950:2000. The main difference between Fatigue. His main research interest has been in the field of fatigue
both design codes lies in the design procedures. This and fracture of welded joints since his earlier time a research
presentation shows the general differences in the student at UMIST in U.K. The research interest is focused on
conventions of member axes, symbols and terminology, damage and fracture mechanics, developing failure assessment
partial factors, yield strength of steel and cross-section diagram for cracked welded structures, in particular its direct
classification. It demonstrates the differences in the practical application to fatigue and fracture assessment of cracked
values of the design checks for beam and column designs onshore/offshore welded structures. For the past decades, he has
using general and simplified methods. also been associated with research related to welding technology,
weld defects, size effects, weld ability of high strength steels and
residual stresses. He is a Senior Member of The Welding Institute
and a registered Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council,
UK. Recently, he has secured several major industrial funded
projects in the oil and gas industry. In this related research field,
he has published more than 120 journal and conference papers.

Bolted and Welded Connection Design to EC3 GHO Wie-Min has more than 20 years comprehensive experience
by Dr. GHO Wie-Min in engineering design, fabrication and installation. He graduated
with BEng in Civil Engineering from University of Sheffield and
This presentation which is based on EN version of MSc DIC in Earthquake Engineering from Imperial College
Eurocode 3: Design of Steel structures, Part 1-8: Design London. He pursued PhD programme on tubular joint research
of joints, is to provide the relevant technical background under recommendation of J Ray McDermott, 1997. Dr. Gho
and to highlight the main differences of design approach was the task force member in developing the Singapore NA for
with that of BS5950-1 for typical building steelwork EC3. He was previously the assistant professor and the director
connection design. The basis of design and the design for MSc programme in offshore engineering, NTU, 2001-06. He
resistance of the bolted and welded beam-to-column is currently the director at Maritime Production Research and
joints and the welded uni-planar and mutli-planar hollow consultant at Archipelago Offshore Engineering Inc Indonesia.
section joints will be briefly discussed.

Dynamic Fatigue Assessment and Design of LEE Chi-King is Associate-Professor in the School of Civil and
Container Quay Crane to EC3 Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He
by Prof. LEE Chi-King has been working in the area of finite element modelling for more
than twenty years. He is an expert in the areas of finite element
In this presentation, an overview of the fatigue design model generation, error analysis and adaptive algorithms. In the last
philosophy of EC3: Design of Steel structures, Part 1-9: thirteen years, he also worked on the topics of fatigue analysis of
Fatigue will be given. A concise summary of the essential tubular joints and high strength steel structures. He has published
concepts and theoretical bases of fatigue assessment more than 70 international journal papers and is a reviewer for
for steel structures will be given. The main differences many international journals including International Journal of
between the Eurocode 3 and the corresponding BS Fatigue and Engineering Fracture Mechanics. He is also a consultant
counterpart BS7608 will be highlighted. A practical for an integrated structural analysis and design software company
example of dynamic fatigue assessment of container quay on the development of finite element analysis program.
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.