S-FRAME Software Webinars

Structural Engineering webinars designed to improve understanding and increase Analysis and Design productivity.

S-FRAME Software webinars provide short, focused instructions and insights into structural analysis and design theory and methods. These webinars are available at no cost.


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Upcoming Webinars

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Steel Design using the CSA S16-19 Annex O.2 codeS-FRAME
Sept. 24, 2020
10:00 am PDT
Learn about the new CSA S16-19 Steel Design Code’s Annex O.2 support in S-FRAME and S-STEEL.
Improve your steel desing by accurately accounting for effects like residual stresses, initial out-of-plumbness, and stiffness reduction due to inelasticity.
In this presentation we will discuss:

  • A brief background on the process outlined in Annex O.2
  • An explanation and validation examples for the P-Delta Analysis required in this process
  • A comparison of steel design examples using the new S16-19 code, and the previous code.

This 45-minute presentation will be followed by a Q+A session.


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Pass-Through Forces in S-FRAMES-FRAMEOn DemandWatch Now
Knowing how to determine connection design forces across joints in your structural model enables the engineer to effectively communicate the necessary information to the connection detailer.

This presentation describes the Pass-Through Force calculation tools in S-FRAME Analysis. These tools allow engineers to manually, or automatically, determine which members are contributing forces to a connection, and observe the connection design forces.

We will walk through an example showing how to obtain these connection design forces in an S-FRAME model, and also verify these forces by comparing the S-FRAME results to published hand calculations.​

pass-through forces at steel member connection

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Design for Lateral Torsional Buckling by advanced analysis in S-STEELS-FRAME, S-STEEL
Steel Design
Lateral torsional buckling (LTB) is a key failure mode that typically governs the capacity of long span laterally unsupported beams. Given that LTB provisions in design standards have several limitations, a family of advanced beam buckling elements was developed at the University of Ottawa to determine the elastic critical moments for beams under general loading and boundary conditions. The solutions capture span interaction, load height effects, bracing types, bracing height effects, etc., while keeping the modelling effort to a minimum. Some of these advanced elements were recently implemented into an advanced LTB design module in S-Steel and integrated with LTB design provisions to characterize the factored resistance of beams. During the presentation we will

  • Present an overview of LTB fundamentals and identify limitations of standard provisions
  • Discuss the basis of the new S-Steel module
  • Compare the predictions of the new S-Steel module against standard-based solutions, and
  • Illustrate the capability of the new S-Steel module to conduct designs and explore What-If scenarios.

This presentation concludes with a Q+A opportunity for attendees.

Dr. Magdi Mohareb, P. Eng., Professor of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ontario CA

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Foundation Analysis and Design with S-FOUNDATIONS-FOUNDATION
Foundation analysis, design and optimization
On DemandWatch Now
See how to model, analyze, and design reinforced concrete foundations using S-FOUNDATION.

Topics covered include how to model foundations of all types as S-FOUNDATION automatically generates the underlying analysis model.
We will show how to perform an analysis and understand the model’s resulting performance. We will finish by demonstration the design and automation tools used to optimize the foundation model.

Duration: 45 minutes + 15 minute Q&A session

foundation soil pressure

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Multi-Platform Hybrid Simulation with S-FRAME AnalysisOn DemandS-FRAME
Structural analysis for complex systems
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A new feature has been added in S-FRAME with which numerical elements from different software or experimental specimens can be integrated into S-FRAME model using the UT-SIM framework (www.ut-sim.ca), developed at the University of Toronto. This feature allows studies on system level assessment considering the interaction between the system which is modelled in S-FRAME and detailed nonlinear elements modelled in other software or in a testing facility. This webinar includes the following topics :

  • Introduction to multi-platform hybrid simulation using the UT-SIM framework
  • Example of a hybrid simulation
  • Example of multi-platform simulation
  • How to perform multi-platform hybrid simulation with S-FRAME

Presenter: Professor Oh-Sung Kwon, Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Toronto.
To learn more visit UT-SIM Framework: A framework for multi-platform hybrid simulation.

multi-platform hybrid simumlation of S-FRAME Analysis linear elastic model and UofT SIM-Framework research

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