Comprehensive Slab Deflection Calculations - Part 1


Estimating Long Term Deflections in Slabs

This is the first of a two part series of webinars looking at the approach to rigorous slab deflection calculations now available in the 2018 release of Tekla Structural Designer.

Date: Wednesday 30th May
Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Presenter: Dr Stuart Gale

To register for this webinar please complete the form.

In this webinar estimating long term deflections in slabs will be considered by Dr Stuart Gale who will discuss the need for sequential load analysis and estimating long term deflections in slabs.  Detail from TR58 will be introduced and the concept of events discussed, how every event should be considered in detail and how software can offer a robust solution. He will also consider the overall analysis process that determines total deflection at the end of each event and the associated data input.

Slab deflection is a complex subject and this series of two webinars aims to discuss much of the detail that lies behind the calculations and demonstrate how this has been automated in Tekla Structural Designer whilst retaining transparency to dig into the detail when required.

Dr Stuart Gale
Stuart joined Trimble in 2016 after undertaking a PhD at the University of Warwick, where his thesis concerned the numerical modelling of tensile structures, and included a publication in the journal Computers & Structures.

Recently, Stuart’s main focus has been Iterative Cracked Section Analysis for long term slab deflection estimation. This has involved the development of both the finite element solver and the user workflow in Tekla Structural Designer.

To find out more about the second webinar in the series and to register please go to the event page.


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Date: Wednesday, 30th May 2018