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.
The objectives of this course are to:
The course assumes that bespoke software will be used in many designs, but aims to present the background structural mechanics so the principles are understood, such that a manual design could be completed.
Having attended this course you will be able to:
The course is aimed at structural designers who are involved with conceptual design, detailed design or checking of portal frames.
Delivery will be mainly by lecture. Exercises will be included in the day's programme
7 December 2017, Swindon
SCI Members: £220 +VAT
Non-Members: £280 +VAT
7 hrs (7 hrs CPD)
+44 (0)1344 636500