Structural Analysis & Design for Concrete Buildings

Course Properties

Course date: 18-02-2018
Course End Date: 22-02-2018
Location Sharm El-Sheikh

Course Objective:

         Upon completion of this course, participants will be able:
           • To understand the philosophy and significance of codes and standards.
           • To learn about the uncertainty associated with loads and load effects.
           • To understand the fundamental principles of concrete analysis and design.
           • To examine the design of individual elements and provide examples.
           • To comprehend the requirements of overall structural behavior.
           • To study the factors governing the choice of the structural system.
           • To provide an overview for the requirements of earthquake-resistant structures.
           • To learn about specific considerations for the design of tall buildings.
           • To understand the nature of innovative technology and new materials.

Who Should Attend:

       This course is designed to meet the needs primarily of structural engineers or engineers working in various aspects of design and construction of concrete structures. Engineers involved in design, supervision, construction or planning will find many direct links with their practice and requirements and can put the information provided to use immediately.

Course Contents:

                        • Factors affecting choice of concrete for a structure
                        • Selection of materials
                        • Properties of concrete and steel
                        • Limit states of reinforced concrete structures

                        • Design codes
                                          * code philosophy
                                          * standards
                        • Stress versus strength approaches
                                          * stress vs. strength-differences
                        • Limit state approach
                        • Design-analysis cycle
                                          * a sequential iterative decision-making process
                                          * elastic analysis, inelastic design procedure
                        • Assumptions of section design
                                          * design criteria
                                          * failure criteria
                                          * applications
                         • Design methods
                                          * similarities
                                          * differences
                         • Structural behavior
                         • Nature and science

                         • Loads and load effects
                                          * load uncertainty
                                          * service loads
                                          * load factors
                                          * load combinations
                        • Design for strength and ductility
                                          * moment, shear, bond, torsion
                        • Check serviceability
                                          * deflection, crack and vibration control
                        • Design of flexural elements
                                          * slabs, beams, columns, footings
                        • Detailing and drafting
                                          * matching details to models
                                          * Use of detailing manuals
                                          * Local practice
                         • Overall structural considerations
                         • Design considerations for tall buildings
                         • Innovative technology and materials

                          • Design objectives- functional and structural requirements
                          • Economic and aesthetic requirements
                          • Conceptual approach to design
                                           * intuitive thinking
                                           * concept of load path
                                           * forced versus natural behavior
                                           * stability, redundancy
                          • Design process
                          • Modeling of structure
                                           * continuity in building concrete structures
                                           * idealizing the structure
                                           * continuous beams, sub-frames, frames, 3D
                                           * pinned, fixed supports
                         • Computer software and modeling
                                           * benefits and handicaps
                                           * 2D versus 3D models
                                           * available software
                         • Accuracy of calculations

                         • Factors governing choice of structural system
                         • One way versus two way systems
                                          * solid or ribbed, two way with beams, flat plate, flat slab, waffle slab
                                          * Roof shape
                         • Type of load and magnitude
                         • Concentrated versus distributed structures
                         • Fire safety
                         • Impact of grid geometry
                         • Special considerations
                                          * non-uniform grids, varying support locations
                                          * openings in slabs, beams
                                          * accommodating large spaces
                                          * effects of local geometrical conditions, irregular layouts
                        • Design with a different material, a different system: comments on the use of

                            pre-stressed concrete, pre-cast concrete, steel.


                         • Flat and curved surfaces
                                         * strength through shape
                                         * strength through curvature
                                         * non-developable shapes
                        • Folded surfaces
                        • Saddle surfaces
                        • Other shapes

                      • Earthquake hazards
                      • Deflections and oscillations
                      • General design and plan considerations
                                         * symmetry
                                         * other factors
                      • Characteristics of earthquake-resistant structures
                                         * continuity, redundancy
                      • Lateral loads
                                         * interaction between horizontal and vertical elements
                      • Effects on the design of structures
                      • Providing strength, ductility, stiffness
                      • Special detailing requirements
                      • New approaches
                                        * base isolation and other techniques
                       • Influence of materials