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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Frequently Asked Timber Design QuestionsS-TIMBERApril 8, 2021
10:00 am PDT
Hear the solutions to common timber design questions our application engineers receive from our users. We’ll cover a range of S-TIMBER questions and answers and provide opportunities for you to ask more.

Topics Include:

  • Creating a multi-story timber structures
  • Glulam Beam Code Checks and Design Results
  • Using the S-TIMBER Revit link

Duration: 45-minute followed by a Q+A session.

timber multi-story building with concrete ground floor and columns

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Composite Steel Beam DesignS-FRAME, S-STEELOn DemandWatch Now
Improve your composite steel design workflow to allow for automatic effective width assignments, support for overhangs and openings, different member layouts, and the ability to perform gravity and lateral analysis in a single model.

This composite steel design webinar demonstrates

  • Modeling for composite steel design
  • Sizing steel members to meet the composite design requirements
  • Evaluating pre-composite strength and camber requirements

Duration: 45-minute followed by a Q+A session.

composite steel beam design

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Pile Supported Foundation DesignS-FOUNDATIONOn DemandWatch Now
Understanding Pile Design capabilities in S-FOUNDATION.

Pile Support Foundation design presents helpful tips and tricks for

  • accurate pile cap modeling
  • soil strata definitions
  • and a clear understanding of your analysis results

Duration: 45-minute followed by a Q+A session.

foundation soil resistance profile

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Mass Timber and Hybrid Timber Structural Analysis and DesignS-TIMBEROn DemandWatch Now
Engineered mass timber structural elements represent the most significant building material innovation for high rise buildings since the introduction of structural steel and concrete over 100 years ago.

Learn why S-TIMBER is a unique solution to both mass timber design and hybrid timber structural analysis. Deveoped from the ground-up, and using the proven S-FRAME FEA Solver technology, S-TIMBER is designed to efficiently model timber connections and shear walls through its parametric modeling capabilities. Model and analze hybrid timber structures, design and optimize mass timber elements, and generate comprehensive timber design engineering reports.

multistory building made with engineered timber beams

Duration: 45-minute presentation 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
On DemandWatch Now
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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Multi-Platform Hybrid Simulation with S-FRAME AnalysisS-FRAME
Structural analysis for complex systems

On Demand
Watch Now
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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