GT STRUDL Training (3 Days)
September 27-29, 2016
Day 1 – Basic fundamentals
- Overview of the analysis capabilities for cabling, reinforced concrete, and IBC, AISC, and ASCE analysis, both static and dynamic.
- Difference between each GT STRUDL interface, command window, GT MENU, CAD Modeler.
- The GT STRUDL file types, *.gti, *.gto, *.gts, for input, output, and database files, respectively.
- Defining section types, material properties, load cases, and load combinations.
- Writing joint attributes, shear and moment forces, section properties to excel or other sources.
- Using the changes or deletions mode to add, modify, or delete static loading types.
- Using the steel take off command to show what has been added or removed from the model.
Day 2 – Simple analysis
- Difference between the analytical element types for beam, plane, or finite element analysis.
- Incorporating unbraced length as a design factor to investigate buckling.
- Incorporating notional loads to compensate for lateral forces.
- Possible ASCE 7 load combinations depending on primary loading types.
- Difference between independent and dependent static loadings.
Day 3 – Advanced topics
- Building an analysis to comply with strength and serviceability requirements of the steel construction manual.
- Service loads for deflection checks for members and structures.
- Understanding the output of code check results for AISC 14, and the H1-1 interaction equation.
- Creating user tables to select beam sizes from a list of appropriate sections.
- Entering prismatic section properties for custom girder sizes.
- How to find the maximum moment on a beam due to flexural loading.
- How to use the base plate wizard for one or more attachments, modeled to a bearing surface.
Cost: $750 per day