# Case studies

## The Arch at Cribbs Causeway - 2 Hours

This Case Study describes the design of a complex arch at Cribbs Causeway, on the outskirts of Bristol. The trainee is presented with slides showing aspects of the analysis, design and erection and asked to consider key aspects with a list of questions.This followed by an interview with Ian Duncan CEng FIStructE, the designer. To view a free introductory video of this course, follow this link to YouTube.

### Training Outcomes

By the end of this case study / course, you'll be able to describe in detail the design process, explaining the reasons for the choice of the structural arrangement and the detail design of components.

Price £40.00 (before discounts are applied)

01 | Introduction to the Case Study | Video |

02 | Slide Show | |

03 | Download Slides | |

04 | Discussion Document | |

05 | Interview with Ian Duncan | Video |

# Courses

## Understanding Structural Behaviour - 10 Hours

The course on which this e-version is based, was originally commissioned by the Arup Partnership in the 1970s. It has been run since then for prestigious clients worldwide and addresses an increasingly important aspect of structural design; understanding how the structure behaves. This is an essential first step in the design process and will lead to an approximate analysis as a check against the computer output. If you'd like to find out more, follow this link (YouTube) to view a free introductory video of this course.

### Training Outcomes

By the end of the course you'll be able to: draw the qualitative solution for the deflected shape, reactions and bending moment diagram for a range of two-dimensional frames; explain the relationship between the diagrams and how each one can be checked against the other two; from the reactions, draw the axial and shear force diagrams; demonstrate the internal equilibrium at nodes and reactions.

Price £195.00 (before discounts are applied)

00 | How to Use This Course | Video |

01 | Introduction to Understanding Structural Behaviour | Video |

02 | The Behaviour of Simple Beams | Video |

03 | Practice Problem - Beams 1 | |

04 | Solutions to Practice Problems - Beams 1 | Video |

05 | Complex Beams | Video |

06 | Practice Problems - Beams 2 | |

07 | Solutions to Practice Problems - Beams 2 | Video |

08 | The Behaviour of Frames | Video |

09 | Practice Problems - Frames | |

10 | Solutions to Practice Problems - Frames | Video |

11 | Introduction to Portal Frames | Video |

12 | Practice Problems - Portal Frames | |

13 | Solutions to Practice Problems - Portal Frames | Video |

## Understanding Structural Design - 8 Hours

Please note that completion of the e-course or the taught course, Understanding Structural Behaviour (USB), is a pre-requisite.

This course provides an overview of the design process by reviewing existing structures, with an extension of the USB course to three-dimensional structures, an analysis of structural failures and the application of an approximate analysis to two iconic structures.

### Training Outcomes

After you have completed this course, you'll be able to describe and discuss the process of creating the structural model; understand the distinct stages of the full design process; explain the application of an understanding of structural behaviour to the creation of the engineering model; describe the range of checks you should carry out on the results of the computer analysis; and demonstrate an understanding of the load distribution for an existing structure.

Price £160.00 (before discounts are applied)

**This course requires completion of Understanding Structural Behaviour as a prerequisite.**

00 | How to Use This Course | |

01 | Mind's Eye | |

02 | Mind's Eye | Video |

03 | Recent Structural Failures | |

04 | Recent Structural Failures | Video |

05 | Structural Modelling | |

06 | Structural Modelling | Video |

07 | The Behaviour of Three-Dimensional Structures | |

08 | The Behaviour of Three-Dimensional Structures | Video |

09 | 3D Solutions 2-6 | Video |

10 | Look, Interpret, Explain | |

11 | Look, Interpret, Explain | Video |

12 | Look, Interpret, Explain - Nailsea | Video |

13 | Hyatt Regency and Other Failures | |

14 | Hyatt Regency and Other Failures | Video |

15 | Frame Stability | |

16 | Frame Stability | Video |

17 | The Canopy at Copenhagen Airport | |

18 | The Canopy at Copenhagen Airport | Video |

19 | The Stability of the Canopy at Copenhagen Airport - Solution | |

20 | The Stability of the Canopy at Copenhagen Airport - Solution | Video |

21 | Stability Systems | |

22 | Stability Systems | Video |

23 | Stability Systems Explained | Video |

24 | Collapse of the Siemens Arena | |

25 | Collapse of the Siemens Arena | Video |

26 | The Repair of the Siemens Arena | |

27 | The Repair of the Siemens Arena | Video |

28 | Centre Pompidou | |

29 | Centre Pompidou | Video |

30 | Centre Pompidou - Approximate Analysis | |

31 | Centre Pompidou - Approximate Analysis | Video |

32 | Swiss Re | |

33 | Swiss Re | Video |

34 | Swiss Re - Approximate Analysis | |

35 | Swiss Re - Approximate Analysis | Video |

## Understanding Structural Analysis V2 - 8 Hours

This is the third and final course in the suite Understanding Structural Modelling. The focus is, of course, on the behaviour aspect of analysis and the now crucially important application to the checking of computer output. It is particularly aimed at recently qualified graduates or engineers returning to the design office.

### Training Outcomes

You’ll be able to solve simple structures using QSE or your own software and hand calculate results; determine structure and member equilibrium; understand slope-deflection equations and the stiffness method of analysis; apply the moment-area method to determine displacements and moment distribution to the approx analysis of 2D frames; understand the flexibility method of analysis and its application to structural sensitivity. This course completes the Understanding Structural Modelling suite.

Price £160.00 (before discounts are applied)

**This course requires completion of Understanding Structural Design as a prerequisite.**

01 | Course Review | |

02 | Course Review | Video |

03 | Using QSE Software | |

04 | Using QSE Software | Video |

05 | Equilibrium | |

06 | Equilibrium | Video |

07 | The Slope - Deflection Equations | |

08 | The Slope - Deflection Equations | Video |

09 | The Stiffness Method of Analysis | |

10 | The Stiffness Method of Analysis | Video |

11 | The Stiffness Method - Moment Distribution | |

12 | The Stiffness Method - Moment Distribution | Video |

13 | The Moment - Area Method | |

14 | The Moment - Area Method | Video |

15 | The Approximate Analysis of Structures - Sub Frames | |

16 | The Approximate Analysis of Structures - Sub Frames | Video |

17 | The Approximate Analysis of Structures - Beams | |

18 | The Approximate Analysis of Structures - Beams | Video |

19 | Structural Sensitivity | |

20 | Structural Sensitivity | Video |

21 | Conclusions | Video |

## Design to EC2 - Introduction - 6 Hours

This course provides an essential overview of the new Eurocode with worked examples and problems. Owen Brooker, the author, has extensive worldwide experience in the delivery of the taught course on which this e-course in based. Follow the link to view a free introductory video of this course - YouTube

### Training Outcomes

On completion of this course you'll have an understanding of the principles of Eurocode 2. You will be able to apply Eurocode 2 to aspects of design covering materials, durability and structural analysis and you'll be able to apply Eurocode 2 to design for flexure, shear and axial resistance. The course is based on the recommended nationally determined parameters in Eurocode 2, which may be used for design. However, each country may recommend values different in a National Annex.

Price £120.00 (before discounts are applied)

00 | How to Use This Course | Video |

01 | Introduction to EC2 Slides | |

02 | Introduction to EC2 | Video |

03 | Materials - Slides | |

04 | Materials | Video |

05 | Materials - Problem 1 - Cover for Durablity | |

06 | Materials - Problem Solution Slides | |

07 | Materials - Problem1 Solution | Video |

08 | Flexural Design - Slides | |

09 | Flexural Design | Video |

10 | Flexural Design - Worked Example Slides | |

11 | Flexure Design - Worked Example | Video |

12 | Flexural Design - Problem 2 Flexure | |

13 | Flexural Design -Flexure Problem 2 Solution Slides | |

14 | Flexural Design - Solution | Video |

15 | Shear Design - Slides | |

16 | Shear Design | Video |

17 | Shear Design - Worked Example Slides | |

18 | Shear Design - Worked Example | Video |

19 | Shear Design - Problem 3 - Shear | |

20 | Shear Design - Problem 3 Solution Slides | |

21 | Shear Design - Solution | Video |

22 | Axial Loads - Slides | |

23 | Axial Loads | Video |

24 | Axial Loads - Worked Example Slides | |

25 | Axial Loads - Worked Example | Video |

26 | Axial Loads - Problem 4 - Axial Loading | |

27 | Axial Loads - Problem 4 Solution Slides | |

28 | Axial Loads - Problem 4 Solution | Video |

## Design to EC2 - Building - 6 Hours

This course provides an essential overview of the new Eurocode and its application to building design, with worked examples and problems. Owen Brooker, the author, has extensive worldwide experience in the delivery of the taught course on which this e-course in based.

### Training Outcomes

On completion of this course you'll have an understanding of the principles of Eurocode 2. You will be able to apply Eurocode 2 to aspects of punching shear, fire resistance, detailing and serviceability. The course is based on the recommended nationally determined parameters in Eurocode 2, which may be used for design. However, each country may recommend values different in a National Annex.

Price £120.00 (before discounts are applied)

00 | How To Use This Course | Video |

01 | Fire Resistance - Slides | |

02 | Fire Resistance | Video |

03 | Punching Shear - Slides | |

04 | Punching Shear | Video |

05 | Punching Shear - Worked Example Slides | |

06 | Punching Shear - Worked Example | Video |

07 | Flat Slabs - Slides | |

08 | Flat Slabs | Video |

09 | Flat Slabs - Worked Example Slides | |

10 | Flat Slabs - Worked Example | Video |

11 | Serviceability - Slides | |

12 | Serviceability | Video |

13 | Serviceability - Worked Example Slides | |

14 | Serviceability - Deflection Worked Example | Video |

15 | Serviceability - Problem 5 - Deflection | |

16 | Serviceability - Problem 5 Solution Slides | |

17 | Serviceability -Problem 5 Solution | Video |

18 | Detailing - Slides | |

19 | Detailing | Video |

20 | Detailing - Worked Example Slides | |

21 | Detailing - Worked Example | Video |

22 | Detailing - Problem 6 - Detailing | |

23 | Detailing - Problem 6 Solution Slides | |

24 | Detailing - Problem 6 Solution | Video |

25 | Precast, Lightweight and Plain Concrete - Slides | |

26 | Precast, Lightweight and Plain Concrete | Video |