Course Curriculum (Duration: 45 Hrs.)

Structural Design & Analysis using Bentley STAAD.Pro

1: Before you start using Bentley STAAD.Pro

  1. Understanding Unit Conversion Tables
  2. Overview of Structural Design & Analysis
  3. Stresses and Stains
  4. Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams
  5. Introduction to Types of Structures
  6. Overview of Steel, Concrete and Foundation Design
  7. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

 

2: Introduction to STAAD.Pro

  1. About Bentley STAAD.Pro
  2. Starting STAAD.Pro
  3. Graphical User Interface
  4. Starting a New Project
  5. Working with User Interface:
  • Menu Bars
  • Tool Bars
  • Tabs
  • Snap Node / Beam Window
  • Data Area
  • Main Window
  1. Opening and Existing Project
  2. Saving a Project
  3. Configuring Units
  4. Keyboard Shortcuts
  5. Importing Model in STAAD.Pro
  6. Coordinate Systemes

 

3: Structural Modeling

  1. Adding Beams using Tools
  2. Creating Beams (Colinear, Along Axes)
  3. Creating Plates
  4. Creating Surfaces
  5. Creating Solid Elements
  6. Creating Structure
  7. Stretching and Intersecting Members
  8. Merging Members and Nodes
  9. Renumbering Nodes, Members and Elements
  10. Splitting and Breaking Beams
  11. Cutting Sections

 

4: Material Constants and Section Properties

  1. Material Constants
  2. Creating and Editing Material Properties
  3. Assigning Materials to the Structure
  4. Orthotropic Materials
  5. Section Properties
  • Prismatic Sections
  • Tapered Sections
  • Steel Sections
  • Steel Joist and Joist Girders
  • Plate/Surface Thickness

 

5: Member Specifications and Supports

  1. Node Specification
  2. Member Specifications
  • Release
  • Offset
  • Property Reduction factors
  • Cable
  • Truss
  • Compression
  • Tension
  • Inactive
  1. Plate Specifications
  • Release
  • Ignore Inplane Rotation
  • Plane Stress
  1. Supports:
  • Fixed
  • Pinned
  • Fixed But
  • Enforced
  • Enforced But
  • Multilinear Spring
  • Foundation
  • Inclined
  • Tension/Compression Only Springs

6: Loads

  1. Types of Loads: Selfweight, Nodal, Member, Area, Floor, Plate, Surface and Solid,
  2. Load Generation
  3. Load Combinations

 

7: Performing Analysis

  1. Pre Analysis
  • Problem Statistics
  • Joint Coordinates
  • Member Information
  • Material Properties
  • Support Information
  • Element & Solid Information
  1. Performing Analysis

 

8: Post Processing & Report Creation

  1. Post Analysis Print
  • Load Lists
  • Joint Displacement
  • Member Forces
  • Support Reactions
  • CG
  • Mode Shapes
  • Section Displacement
  • Analysis Results
  • Member Stresses
  • Element Forces/Stresses
  1. Viewing Results
  2. Output File
  3. Post Processing Mode

 

9: Analysis Case Studies / Workshops

  1. RCC Design & Analysis (Beams and Columns)
  2. Steel Design & Analysis (Frames and Trusses)
  3. Miscellaneous Analysis
  4. Practice examples for Students