Structural Analysis and Design (STAAD)


STAAD stands for Structural Analysis And Design. STAAD Pro is a structural analysis and design computer program used for steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and cold-formed steel design of virtually any structure including culverts, petrochemical plants, tunnels, bridges, piles, etc. It is used for 3D model generation, analysis and multi-material design.
It is one of the software applications created to help structural engineers automate their tasks, to remove the tedious and long procedures of the manual methods.

Why should you learn? 

STAAD Pro comes with flexible modeling environment, advanced features, and fluent data collaboration. It is the world’s number one structural analysis and design software that supports Indian and all international codes.

STAAD.Pro allows structural engineers to analyze and design virtually any type of structure. Structural engineering firms, structural consultants, departments in construction companies, owner/operators, and government agencies, and offshore platform designers’ use this software extensively.

Learning Objectives: 

CADD Centre’s STAAD Pro training covers all the steps involved in structural analysis and design of concrete and steel.

We introduce you to STAAD Pro’s state of the art user interface, visualization tools, powerful analysis and design engines with advanced finite element (FEM) and dynamic analysis capabilities.

Some of the features that we focus in training include:

      • Model Generation

Interactive menu-driven model generation with simultaneous 3D display 2Dand 3D graphic generation using rectangular or polar coordinate systems Segments of repetitive geometry used to generate complex structural models

      • Model Verification

2D/3D drawings on screen as well as on plotter/printer Full 3D shapes for frames, elements Isometric or any rotations for full 3D viewing

      • Static Analysis

2D/3D analysis based on state-of-the-art Matrix method to handle extremely large job. Linear, p-delta analysis, non-linear analysis with automatic load and stiffness correction. 

      • Dynamic/Seismic Analysis

Mass modeling, extraction of frequency and mode shapes Response spectrum, time history analysis Modal damping ratio for individual models

    • Secondary Analysis

Forces and displacements at sections between nodes. Maximum and minimum force envelopes.

Learning Outcome: 

    • You will know how to complete object-oriented intuitive 2D/3D graphic model generation.
    • You will know how to use pull down menus, floating toolbars, tool tip help
    • You will know how to carry out flexible zoom and multiple views
    • You will know how to have isometric and perspective views and 3D shapes
    • You will know how to use built-in command file editor and simple command language
    • You will know how to generate graphics/text input
    • You will know how to do efficient algorithm that minimizes disk space requirements
    • You will know how to take presentation quality printer plots of geometry and results as part of run output
    • You will know how to perform accurate and numerically efficient plate/shell element incorporating out-of-plane shear and in-plane rotation; automatic element mesh generation; comprehensive element stress output including in-plane stresses, out-of-plane shear, bending and principal stresses at nodal as well as user specified points
    • You will learn how to achieve user-specified design parameters to customize design
    • You will know how to perform code check, member selection and optimized member selection consisting of analysis/design cycles.
    • You will know how to design concrete beams/columns/slabs/footings as per all major international codes
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