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The Comprehensive ETABS Professional Course (RCC and Steel)

Over 20 hours of Course Content with Practical Case studies of RCC and Steel Structures including Push over Analysis
Linear Static Analysis of RCC Structures
Linear Dynamic Analysis of RCC Structures (Response Spectrum Analysis)
Non Linear Static Analysis of RCC Structures
Design of Industrial Heavy Structures
Design of Space Truss Structures
Design of 23 Storey RCC Building as per Indian Standards
Design of Raft Foundation in ETABS and SAFE
Export Reactions from ETABS to SAFE for Foundation Design
Design of Steel Structures as per AISC360 and IS800
Design of RCC Structures as per IS1893 , IS456 and IS13920
ETABS Editor File
Basics of Strucutral Dynamics and Tall Buildings Response
Modal Analysis of RCC and Steel Structures

1. For Moderate/Expert Users

There are three types of Analysis covered in this Tutorial Series.

1. Linear Static Analysis

2. Non-Linear Static Analysis (Pushover Analysis)

3. Linear Dynamic Analysis (Response Spectrum Analysis)

The design codes covered are American and Indian Standards with Introduction to European Standards.

Case study 1 – Design of Pre-Engineered Building Steel Structure as per Indian Standards.

Steel Structures especially PEB are somewhat tricky to model, analyze and design. Majority of the people are comfortable in RCC Design, but very few are expert in Steel Design. After covering this section , you will be able to calculate wind and seismic loads as per the Indian Standards , Model the Steel Structures i.e. Portal , Plan Bracing and Elevation Bracing, Analyze , Review the Modal Shapes and Design the Structure. Instructor will also teach you how to do the value engineering and optimize the Steel Structures. At the end of this lecture series , you will be comfortable with Steel Structures.

Case study 2- Linear Dynamic Analysis and Design of Bill Board Steel Structure as per Indian Standards.

Bill Boards are supported on the very large Cantilever Steel Structures. You will learn how to plan the basic Structural System, which can resist the high wind and high seismic loads. You will learn how to do the dynamic analysis of the Steel Structure. Modal Analysis is a very important part. You will also learn how to improve the Mode Shapes , how to check the Fundamental Time Period. At the end , you will be able to understand how to design the Steel Structure. Value Engineering and Optimization is also taught in the end. Instability also become an integral part of ETABS modellers. You will learn how to remove the Instabilities.

Case study 3- Linear Dynamic Analysis and Design of Industrial Heavy Steel Structure as per American Standards

Industrial Heavy Structures looks very difficult and confusing in the beginning. They may be a nightmare in the beginning for Novice Engineers, but in this lecture series , you will learn how to do the basic Steel Structure Planning, How to Plan the Plan and Elevation Bracing. You will learn what are the basic Mode Shapes for Industrial Heavy Structures. You shall also learn how you can do the Dynamic Analysis of the Structures. In the end , you will learn how to design the Steel Structures as per AISC 360. A separate lecture is given at the end for Connection and Base Plate Design.

Case study 4- Linear Dynamic Analysis and Design of Steel Space Truss Structures for American Standards

Space Truss Structures are very unique in the way how force travel in them. A big space truss is first taught how to model , then analyze and in the end design as per the American Standards. You will learn more about the mode shapes of the huge structures. In the end , you will be comfortable with how the Steel Space Truss Structures can be Designed.

Case study 5- Non-Linear Static Analysis or Pushover Analysis of the Structures

In the last decade , much has been written on the push over analysis. How the push over analysis is superior to Static Push over Analysis , but very few people actually know how to do the push over analysis. Even experts in the Structural Engineering Field Shy away from this topic.

In this lecture series , you will learn how to make the push over curve and find the Performance Point. What it really means to push the Structure up to a certain displacement. How the Response Spectrum Curve needs to be aligned with the Pushover Curve to find the Performance Point. In the end , you will be able to access the Performance of the Structure. Axial , Shear and Moment Hinges are explained with the help of slides.

Case study 6- Linear Dynamic Analysis of 23 Story High Rise Structure as per Indian Standards

In this lecture series , you will learn how to read the Architecture Drawings , How to Do the basic planning of the Structural Elements.

The important widely asked questions that will get answered in this lecture series are

1. What is the difference between flexible and rigid diaphragms and how to assign the diaphragms to the RCC Slab ? 

2. How to do P-Delta Analysis

3. How to do the Scaling of the Response Spectrum values to the Static Earthquake Analysis Values.

4. How to Read the ETABS Editor File ?

5. How to Design the Shear Wall ? 

6. How to Export the reactions to SAFE and Design the Raft in SAFE ? 

These six questions are very important to understand for any Structural Engineer for designing any Structure in ETABS.

2. For Intermediate/Novice Users, ETABS Basics Section is provided

This Section is the very basic steps in Learning of ETABS software. Moderate or Expert users may skip this part or may refer to this part as a refresher Introduction. You may also refer to this part , in case , if you face any problem while completing Case Studies.

You will start with the

Absolute Basics Section Instructor proceeds step by step through the process of drawing grids, defining stories, defining materials, defining section properties, drawing objects in the structural engineering models, defining loads, selecting load combinations with theoretical explanations and examples.

You will learn the basics of Soil Structure Interaction and designing basic Raft Foundation. Completing this Part will make you clear about the difference between Thin shell, Thick shell and Membrane.

You will also learn the Basics of Structural Dynamics. You will be familiar with the Mode Shapes, Mass Participation, Earthquake analysis, Time periods etc. You may understand that this is a section to refer in case , you are stuck with any case study.

You need to understand that this is not an easy to do course. You may need to repeat the course content of over 20 Hours over and over again to understand the course content. This course is only intended for Serious Students. Much efforts has been done to provide the practical understanding of the Software , which is not available anywhere on the internet , hence costlier than other courses on this platform.

Healthy Discussions and Queries are always Welcome inside.

Design of Pre Engineered Building as per Indian Standards

1
Introduction to Pre Engineered Buildings

In this lecture , you will be given basic introduction of Pre Engineered Building Steel Structures.

2
Draw a portal frame from one end to other as per Drawing

In this lecture , you will draw a portal from one frame to another without using Grids and Stories Option.

3
Define Frame Section Properties

In this lecture , you will learn how to define frame section properties for varying section or varying profile.

4
Replicate the Whole Portal along the Width

In this lecture , you will learn how to replicate the whole portal for analyzing in 3D.

5
Replicate the Whole portal along the length

In this lecture , you will learn how to replicate the whole portal along the length.

6
Draw Gable End Structure for the Ends

In this lecture , you will learn how to draw the gable end structure.

7
Draw Plan and Elevation Bracing

In this lecture , you will learn how to plan the location of plan and elevation bracing. Why they are required ?

8
Define Load Patterns

In this lecture , you will learn how to define load patterns for dead , live and wind etc.

9
Define Load Cases

In this lecture , you will learn how to define the load cases

10
Define Load combinations

In this lecture , you will learn how to define the load combinations

11
Calculation of Dead, Live and Wind Loads

In this lecture , you will learn how to calculate dead, live and wind load values as per Indian Standards. Wind load calculation is very important for correct analysis. Excel file is prepared and values are calculated for all types including collateral loads.

12
Correct the Load Combinations

In this lecture , you will learn how to correct the load combinations by removing the negative wind load combinations.

13
Assign the Releases to the Structural Members

In this lecture , you will learn how to assign the releases to the structural steel members. Learn which members shall be released and which shall not.

14
Assign Supports to the Building

In this lecture , you will learn how to assign the supporting conditions to the PEB Building.

15
Define Modal cases

In this lecture , you will learn how to define modal load cases to the PEB Building.

16
Define Analysis options and Analyze the Steel Structure

In this lecture , you will learn how to set analysis options and analyze the PEB Building.

17
Steel Sructure Design of Pre Engineering Building Structure as per IS800

In this lecture , you will learn how to design the PEB Building as per IS800.

18
Value Engineering of the PEB Shed

In this lecture , you will learn how to optimize the member sizes to achieve value engienering

19
Check the tabular results including Material Take off

In this lecture , you will learn how to check the analysis results

Linear Dynamic Analysis of a Billboard as per IS800

1
Modelling of a Billboard with free modelling approach

In this lecture , you will learn how to model the sign board without using grids and stories data .

2
Assigning the Section properties to all the members

In this lecture , you will learn how to assign the section properties to all the members. You will learn how to predict the preliminary sizes for all the members.

3
Assign End Releases and Supporting Conditions

In this lecture , you will learn how to assign releases and supporting conditions at the bottom.

4
Define Load Patterns to the Steel Structure

In this lecture , you will learn how to define the load patterns to the bill board structure including wind and seismic loads.

5
Define Wind Loads and Response Spectrum Loads to the Structure

In this lecture , you will learn how to define wind and response spectrum load case to the structure. What shall be the scale values initially? How we can apply wind loads to the structure.

6
Define Load Combinations as per Auto Generate Option.

IN this lecture , you will learn how to Auto Generate Wind Load Combinations

7
Remove the Instability in the Modelling Process. (Tips and Tricks)
8
Structural Design and Optimization of the Steel Structure

In this lecture , you will learn how to do the structural design and optimize the steel structure for value engineering.

9
Check the Mode shapes ,Mode partiipation and Weight of Steel Structure

In this lecture , you will learn how to check the Mode shapes , Review the Mass Participation Factor etc. 

Linear Dynamic Analysis and Design of a Heavy Steel Structure for AISC 360

1
Introduction to Heavy Industrial Equipment Supporting Steel Structures.

In this lecture , you will learn how the Industrial Heavy Steel Structures are made and how their structural system is planned.

2
Define Grids and Stories Data with Frame Section Properties

In this lecture , first you will learn how to enter the grids, stories data and frame section properties. Then you will learn how to model the columns.

3
Draw the Silo Supporting Floor with Good Steel Structure Arrangement

In this lecture , you will learn how to model and plan the good structure arrangement to support the silo and other Heavy Industrial Supporting structure. You will learn how to model the plan bracing , shear connected beams and moment connected beams. The beams indicative properties are predicted and modeled.The floor of chequered plate is also stimulated.

4
Draw Second Floor on the top of Silo Supporting Steel Structure

In this lecture , you will learn how to model and plan the good structure arrangement to support the Second Floor. You will learn how to model the plan bracing , shear connected beams and moment connected beams. The beams indicative properties are predicted and modeled.The floor of chequered plate is also stimulated.

5
Draw Roofing Structural Steel Arrangement

In this lecture , you will learn how you need to plan the roofing arrangement of any steel structure. The moment connected beams are modeled , with plan bracing on top to reduce the eccentric sway in wind and seismic loading.

6
Draw Vertical Elevation Bracing along the Minor Sway Direction

In this lecture , you will learn how to access the best position for vertical bracing. The vertical bracing are required to limit the sway deflection in case of seismic and wind loads. The bracing position , type and size is a very important criteria which you need to understand before you start practicing on steel structure.

7
Define Load Patterns for Steel Industrial Heavy Structure

In this lecture , you will learn what are the various load patterns which you may enter while modelling steel industrial heavy structure. The Dead , Live , Wind and Seismic Load Patterns are entered. 

8
Define Load Cases and Load Combinations

In this lecture , you will learn how to define load cases and combinations. The load cases are entered including Response Spectrum load cases among Horizontal axis. The default design combinations are generated for AISC 360 Design code and are reviewed accordingly.

9
Define Modal Cases and Supporting Conditions

In this lecture , you will learn how to Define and finalize the desired supporting conditions. The supporting conditions may be modeled as fixed along major axis and restrained along all three axis for forces. The Ritz analysis vectors are considered for dynamic analysis with target participation ratios. The desired number of modes are also set.

10
Define Semi Rigid Diaphragms for all the floors

In this lecture , you will model the diaphragms for consideration. The semi rigid diaphragm is considered taking into picture the flexible behavior of the chequered plate.

11
Remove any kind of Errors and Rectification of Mistakes in Modelling

In this lecture, you will face what ETABS modelers face in their offices on day to day basis. Removal of the errors and Rectification of mistakes hold an utmost place in the process of finalization of the Model. The errors are deliberately introduced into the modelling process to give clear ideas of how to handle these tricky situations.

12
Response Spectrum Analysis and Review of Mode Shapes

In this lecture , you will learn how to scale the response spectrum function. The scaling has to be done to match the two basic inputs i.e. Static base shear and dynamic base shear. The three fundamental time periods are accessed and the mode shapes are accessed. The behavior is studied and checked for idealized behavior.

13
Response spectrum Linear Dynamic Analysis and Design of Steel Structure

In this lecture , you will do the Response Spectrum Linear Dynamic Analysis and design the steel structure as per AISC 360 to access the shortcomings and improvements that can be incorporated. The dynamic analysis is better than static analysis.

14
Optimization of Structural Steel Member Sizes for Economy

In this lecture , you will go through what ETABS modelers do almost everyday. Value Engineering. You will know how, when and where to reduce the Structural Steel member sizes to reduce the Material Take off.

15
Design of Structural Steel Connections

In this lecture , you will finish the lecture series with learning how to do the connection design. Connection Design is very difficult task to do manually. The software do saves us a lot of time by designing Shear Connections, Moment Connections and Base Plate Designs.

Linear Modal Analysis and Design of Steel Space Truss Structure as per AISC360

1
Modelling of Structural Steel Space Truss with Free Modelling Approach

In this Lecture , you will learn how to model the space truss without the help of grids and stories option. Free Modelling approach is considered and 3D truss is modeled.

2
Assign Supporting Conditions , Section Properties and Loads to the Truss

In this lecture , first you will learn how to define frame section properties and assign them. Then , you will move forward to the defining supporting conditions. After that , you will know how to define and assign wind and seismic load patterns.

3
Remove any kind of Instability in the Truss by Check Model Option

In this Lecture , you will face the most common dilemma of ETABS modelers i.e. how to remove the Instability. Models may have various kind of errors and instabilities. You will be offered a fresh perspective of how to handle these kind of tough situations.

4
Eigen Modal Analysis and Modal Static Analysis of the Truss

In this lecture , you will learn how to do the modal static analysis of the structure. The structure is checked by the linear static analysis. The mode shapes for first three modes are reviewed and accessed. The fundamental time period is calculated.

5
Design of Steel Space Truss as per AISC 360-16

In this lecture, you will learn how to do the Design of Steel Space Truss as per AISC 360-16. The Truss is first designed and checked for the design ratios. The bending moment , shear force and deflection patterns are reviewed.

The Material list or Material Take off (MTO) is calculated.

Non Linear Static Analysis/Push over Analysis

1
Introduction to the Pushover analysis (Non -Linear Static Analysis)
2
Define Non-Linear Material and Section Properties
3
Define Loads Patterns and Load Cases
4
Analyze and Design the Structure
5
Define Gravity and Push over Load Case
6
Assign PMM hinges to the structure
7
Analyze and Check the Model with Non Linear Pushover Load Case
8
Study the Pushover Curve and Learn to Find Performance point
9
Improve the Performance of the Structure

23 Storey High Rise RCC Building as per Indian Standards

1
Learn to Read the Architectural Drawings
2
Basic Introduction to the Methodology
3
Enter the Grid Spacing in the model
4
Enter the Storey Data in the model
5
Define the Material Properties
6
Define Reinforcement Bar Sizes
7
Define Frame Sections
8
Define Diaphragms , Pier Labels and Spandrel Labels
9
Define Snap Options
10
Model the RCC Columns and Shear Walls in the Structure
11
Model the Cantilever Slab or Projections
12
Define Supporting Conditions of the RCC Building
13
Model the Retaining Walls
14
Assign the Releases to the Structure
15
Assign the Diaphragms to the RCC structure
16
Check for Instability in the Structure
17
Define Response Spectrum Function
18
Define Dead Loads and Live Loads
19
Introduction and Explaination of IS1893:2016
20
Define Earthquake Load Pattern
21
Define and Assign Wind Load Patterns
22
Define the Mass Source
23
Define Super Imposed Dead Load , Dead Load and Live Load
24
Define Staircase and Super Imposed Dead Loading
25
Assign live Load Reduction factors
26
Define Response Spectrum Load Case and Modal Cases
27
Define P-Delta Options
28
Define Load Combinations
29
Understand the ETABS Editor File
30
Set the Analysis Options
31
Remove the instability Error
32
Review the Fundamental Mode Shapes
33
Correct the Mode Shapes
34
Check the Static Base Shear
35
Review the Dynamic Parameters
36
Reduce the number of Modes
37
Design of RCC Beams and Columns
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