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STAAD.

Pro 2008Vi Basics

Biology

Electric and Electronics Fluid and Thermo- analysis

Biomesh.org Interaction between growing cells (Direct Analysis) Xtended-FEA

http://neuralengr.com/projects/effe cts-of-dbs-relevant-electric-fieldson-barrier-function

Mechanical and Structural Engineering

Open source/commercials

Application based (structure/mechanical/CFD)

e.g. Staad, SAP, Etabs, Lisa, Calculix etc.. etc..

But Beware!!!
Deceptive pretty pictures and animations are generated You will need the understanding of physical phenomenon to interpret the result You will need fairly powerful computer and patience!

We will focus in Structures Analysis and Design

Analysis
Unsafe

Design

Beams Columns Slabs


Beam Column Slab Footing

Analysis
Moment, Shear,torsion Deflection, etc ..

Design
Section Dimensions, Reinforcement, etc..

Geometry
Nodes Beams/Plates

AutoCAD

Materials (Concrete, Steel, Plastic etc)


Elasticity Poisons ratio Density etc.

Section Properties

Material Sections Load Units (use consistent unit system)


Column section Beam section Plate thickness (slab)

Define

Beams Columns Slabs

Assign

Create geometry Nodes/Beams/Plates

Define/Assign materials properties Steel/Concrete


Define/Assign section properties Cross section/ Slab thickness Define/Assign support (Boundary conditions) Support condition Define/Assign loads (and combinations) Point load/Udl/UVL Specify other parameters Releases, Offset, Design options, etc Specify analysis options Assign analysis options

Run the model for analysis Verify your analysis (Important! But how?)
Discuss

1D Elements= Beam, Truss 2D Elements=Plates, Slabs 3D Elements=Block,Solids nD Elements= Academic Propose

Two types of coordinates


Global (for whole structure) Local (for component of structure)

5 KN/m
2(0,3,0) 50 KN Member 2 3(3,3,0)

1. 2. 3. 4.

Create nodes Create members Define material and section Supports

Member 1

Member 3

Materials: All Concrete Members Use default value Sections: 0.3*0.3m columns (member 1,3) 0.3*0.25 beams (member 2)

1 (0,0,0)

4(3,0,0)

Node1 : Pinned Node2: Hinged

1. Install Stadd in your computer. 2. Perform analysis for settling basin shown below

Loads
Earth pressures Uplift Water Self weight Seismic Ground reaction

Materials
M25 concrete Fe 500 steel

Section cols=0.3*0.3 beams=0.3*0.25

Load Dead load due to Slab of 0.15m thick Live load=5kN/m2