Oasys Structural Software Training: GSA Standard and Advanced course

16 – 18 April 2013 – London, United Kingdom

These courses focus on the essentials of analysing structures using GSA, from basic modelling to advanced dynamic and nonlinear techniques.

BOOKING AND REGISTRATION
COURSE FEE
VENUE
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
LECTURERS
GSA SOFTWARE
WHO ARE WE
GSA Standard Course
GSA Advanced Course

BOOKING AND REGISTRATION

The total number of participants is limited to fifteen (15). Registration will be accepted in the order in which they are received.

Please contact us directly on (0191) 479 1638 or email lisa.daaboul@arup.com to place your booking. Once we have received your details and you have made payment (you can do this by debit/credit card, BACS or cheque) we will send you confirmation of your booking.
Discounts will be applied for those attending the Standard and Advanced Course together

Spaces are limited, please do not delay.

Full payment must be received 7 days prior to the course starting.

COURSE FEE

GSA Standard Course (16-17 April): £790
GSA Advanced Course (18 April): £390
Standard and Advanced Course: £990

VENUE

Carlow House
Carlow Street
London
NW1 7LH

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Engineers with some knowledge of concepts for modelling for linear structural analysis who want to learn how to get started with GSA.
  • Engineers who want to design the steel and concrete members, asses the soil-structure interaction for rafts and similar constructions, and to calculate footfall responses
  • Engineers who want to analyse bridges for vehicle and foot loading using GSA Bridge
  • Engineers who want to use GSA’s advanced analyses, such as non-linear or need to design tension only structures such as fabric tents or foil cladding, or compression only structures such as grid shells (Advanced Course)

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

Standard Course

  • Find your way around the various views and tables in GSA and create model geometry from scratch
  • Model with 1D and 2D elements
  • Load and analyse your structures and output the results in multiple formats
  • Do modal and member buckling checks
  • Run dynamic, Ritz, and dynamic response analyses
  • Check steel member design and design concrete reinforcement for slabs and walls
  • Analyse soil-structure interaction
  • Predict footfall response
  • Load with alignments and carriageways and apply moving and static highway, railway and foot loads to international standards
  • Perform influence analysis

Advanced Course

  • Perform p-delta and non-linear analysis
  • Form-find fabric, cable-net, and shell structures using soap-film and force-density methods
  • Optimize geometry for applied loads
  • Analyse fabric materials

LECTURERS

Peter Debney BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE
Senior Consultant

Peter Debney is a chartered structural engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, specialising in computing analysis, optimisation, CAD and BIM. Peter is a senior consultant at Oasys and has taught at Imperial College, University College London, and Leeds Universities, and has led workshops at consultancies around the world. He has also published papers in international journals on a variety of topics.

Dr Thomas Li BEng MPhil PhD MIStructE CEng
Associate

Thomas Li is a chartered engineer specializing in nonlinear, form-finding and dynamic analysis. He holds a PhD degree from Nottingham University in the field of structural and computing engineering.  He has worked as a university lecturer in HIT and also worked as a research associate in Nottingham University. Thomas joined Arup in 1997 as a structural engineer and software developer and has made significant contributions in enhancing the capabilities and functionalities of our engineering software.

GSA SOFTWARE

GSA is the ultimate building design software, steel structure design software and steel structure analysis program. It gives engineers all the tools they need to design and analyse even the most complex buildings.

With this intuitive software, engineers can design structural models with skeletal frames and two-dimensional finite elements. GSA Building also combines steel and concrete design, footfall, and soil-structure interaction analysis in the same tool. For seamless working, GSA Building is fully integrated with Revit Structure and works to a range of international codes. GSA is the essential tool for anyone designing tensile or gridshell structures. By taking care of form-finding and fabric analysis, this ingenious software leaves you free to focus on your design.

Designed by engineers for engineers, GSA Building has met the demands of projects like the London 2012 Olympic stadiums and numerous other award-winning structures

WHO ARE WE

Oasys Limited, established in 1976, is the software house of Arup. Our Software portfolio is rather large and covers Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Document/Email Management, Pedestrian/Crowd Simulation and Contract Management software.

Oasys software is used by the top 25 building design consultants in the UK. It is used world-wide on a variety of innovative and iconic projects. This includes the Swiss Re building (The Gherkin) in London, the Beijing Aquatics Centre, Infinity Bridge in Stockton-on-Tees and the Air Force Memorial, Washington DC.

GSA Standard Course

Day 1 Day 2
Start  Start
   Modelling    Steel design
   Basic Analysis    Concrete design
   Results Output    ADC
Lunch    AdSec
   Stages    GSA RC slab
   Buckling (linear and non-linear)    Soil-structure interaction
   Bridge loading  Lunch
End    Vibration analysis
     Vibration post processing
     Seismic response
     Time history
     Harmonic
     Footfall
  End

GSA Advanced Course (Recommended to have taken the Standard course)

Day 3
Start
   Non-linear analysis
Lunch
   Form finding
   Fabric analysis
End