Training

About structural analysis and design training classes

S-FRAME Software training classes are delivered in short, focused online sessions, making it convenient for the practicing engineer to attend without the need to travel.

Our training classes are designed so that participants not only learn but are also tested and certified, along with receiving Professional Development Hours for their efforts. Participants are provided with training materials, hands-on practice assignments, and an exam.

The curriculum has applicability for the practicing engineer, as well as new engineers and engineering students who increasingly find companies are looking for structural engineering modeling and simulation knowledge using S-FRAME Software products.

2018 Class Schedule

Training Class2018 DatesTimeOnline
Hours
  
Seismic Analysis in S-FRAMENov. 26-3010:00 am - 12:00 noon
PST
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Seismic Analysis and Design in S-FRAME (A501)


Learn how to perform seismic analysis and design in S-FRAME. Using theory and numerous examples, this course presents an in-depth explanation of how to perform seismic investigations on your structures. Discussions on the merits of different analysis methods, their relationship to seismic design codes and their expected accuracy or pitfalls are the focus of the many practical examples demonstrated in this course. Topics include earthquake engineering, response spectrum analysis, equivalent static force procedures, rigid and semi-rigid diaphragms, time history analysis, material plasticity, damping, performance-based design, pushover, and quasi-static analysis and more.

Foundation Analysis, Design and Detailing Dec. 11-1310:00 am - 12:00 noon
PST
4More

Foundation Analysis, Design, and Detailing with S-FOUNDATION (P601)

Foundation Analysis, Design and Detailing with S-FOUNDATION covers all topics required for the engineer to put S-FOUNDATION to use, including defining pads, pedestals and piles, modelling various footing types, importing superstructure models from S-FRAME, using Toolbox Extensions to extend core functionality, organizing the model with legends and folders, code-checking foundations with the rigid or flexible method, and generating design reports. A brief introduction to creating and customizing Wizard scripts and the S-FOUNDATION API is included in this course.

2019 Class Schedule

Training Class2019 DatesTimeOnline
Hours
  
Introduction to S-FRAME Analysis Jan. 15-1710:00 am - 12:00 noon
PST
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Introduction to S-FRAME Analysis- Modeling, Linear Analysis and Post Processing

Learn how to create simple structures, apply load cases and load combinations, and run a linear static analysis using S-FRAME Analysis. This course introduces fundamental modeling features in the S-FRAME environment including the grid and coordinate systems, the model organization system, geometry definition, and load definition tools. Participants will learn how to run a linear static analysis and the fundamental conventions used to interpret their analysis results. Participants will also be introduced to S-VIEW, and shown the tools available for model validation and sharing in a dynamic model-viewing environment. This introductory course is geared towards engineers who are new to S-FRAME Analysis or structural analysis and design.
Advanced S-FRAME AnalysisJan. 22-2410:00 am - 12:00 noon
PST
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Advanced S-FRAME Analysis (G103) - Complex Modeling, Non-Linear Analysis, Meshing and BIM Links

Advanced S-FRAME Analysis (G103) builds on the fundamentals presented in G101 Introduction to S-FRAME Analysis, to cover additional advanced features and topics. We will explain complex geometry modeling, 2D analysis objects, and S-FRAME's powerful meshing tools. You will apply moving loads, and learn how and when to run different advanced analyses such as P-Delta, Non-Linear, and Vibration Analysis. This course also demonstrates S-FRAME's two-way BIM and DXF links. This course assumes engineers are familiar with the concepts covered in Introduction to S-FRAME Analysis G101 or have prior experience with the S-FRAME Analysis interface.
Dynamics for Structural Engineers Feb. 4 - 810:00 am - 12:00 noon
PST
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Dynamics for Structural Engineers (A301)

Dynamics for Structural Engineers is designed to deliver an in-depth introduction to dynamics with an emphasis on vibrations and the dynamic analysis of structures. Topics covered include free and forced vibrations, damping, resonance, response spectrum analysis, time history analysis, ground-motion response, vibration isolation, and many other topics relevant to structural engineers working in industrial as well as commercial building industries. Discussions on finite element modeling techniques, expected accuracy, and pitfalls are the focus of many of the practical examples we demonstrate using S-FRAME Analysis. Successful completion of this class will provide a strong foundation in structural dynamics including how to run and interpret different dynamic analysis on structural models of varying complexities and applications.