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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Mass Timber and Hybrid Timber Structural Analysis and DesignS-TIMBERJanuary 7, 2021
10:00 am Pacific Time
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. Tall structures built from engineered timber are an important solution to reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions while meeting the growing demand for affordable urban housing. Building codes are changing to reflect this innovation.

Join us to learn about the newest S-TIMBER features.

  • S-TIMBER’s intuitive and streamlined structural modeling capabilities
  • Using the built-in S-FRAME-FEASolver engine, we’ll discuss how to perform advanced structural analysis on your timber or hybrid-timber structure:
    Running a Linear, P-Delta, or Nonlinear Static Analysis
    Studying the Dynamic Properties of your model using Unstressed, or Stressed Vibration Analysis
  • Code Checking Sawn Lumber, CLT, and Glulam Elements to the CSA O86 design code.
  • Producing Design Reports that document the code checks performed and their related clause references.
  • Design Examples: Sawn Lumber, Glulam
multistory building made with engineered timber beams

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

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How to Optimize your FEA mesh in S-FRAMES-FRAMEJanuary 14, 2021
10:00 am Pacific Time
Join us to learn more about meshed panels and finite element (FE) modeling.
We’ll discuss the pitfalls of over-refining and under-refining your model’s FE mesh, and show you tips and tricks for optimizing your model to generate accurate results based on your requirements.
Using a 5-storey Steel and Concrete building example with concrete walls we will present

  • An overview of mesh parameters, panel elements and 2D finite elements
  • Ways to improve your mesh to achieve accurate results, according to your requirements
  • Tips and Tricks for generating your Finite Element model
  • Interpreting the Finite Element Analysis Results

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

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Pile Supported Foundation DesignS-FOUNDATIONJanuary 28, 2021
10:00 am Eastern Time
Understanding Pile Design capabilities in S-FOUNDATION.
We’ll present helpful tips and tricks for accurate pile cap modeling, soil strata definitions, and a clear understanding of your analysis results.

Topics include:

  • Soil Profils and spring curves definitions
  • Finite Element Analysis Model Setup
  • Pile head connectivity / tip fixity
  • Pile batter
  • Understanding Pile Analysis Results
  • Concrete Pile Code Checks

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

foundation soil resistance profile

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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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Multi-Platform Hybrid Simulation with S-FRAME AnalysisOn DemandS-FRAME
Structural analysis for complex systems
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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