STAAD PRO Course

WHAT IS STAAD PRO?

STAAD.Pro is one of the most widely used structural analysis and design software products worldwide. It supports over 90 international steel, concrete, timber & aluminium design codes. It can make use of various forms of analysis from the traditional static analysis to more recent analysis methods like p-delta analysis, geometric non-linear analysis, Pushover analysis (Static-Non Linear Analysis) or a buckling analysis. It can also make use of various forms of dynamic analysis methods from time history analysis to response spectrum analysis. The response spectrum analysis feature is supported for both user defined spectra as well as a number of international code specified spectra. Additionally, STAAD.Pro is interoperable with applications such as RAM Connection, AutoPIPE, SACS and many more engineering design and analysis applications to further improve collaboration between the different disciplines involved in a project. STAAD can be used for analysis and design of all types of structural projects from plants, buildings, and bridges to towers, tunnels, metro stations, water/wastewater treatment plants and more.
STAAD or (STAAD.Pro) is a structural analysis and design software application originally developed by Research Engineers International in 1997. In late 2005, Research Engineers International was bought by Bentley Systems STAAD.Pro is one of the most widely used structural analysis and design software products worldwide. It supports over 90 international steel, concrete, timber & aluminium design codes. It can make use of various forms of analysis from the traditional static analysis to more recent analysis methods like p-delta analysis, geometric non-linear analysis, Pushover analysis (Static-Non Linear Analysis) or a buckling analysis. It can also make use of various forms of dynamic analysis methods from time history analysis to response spectrum analysis. The response spectrum analysis feature is supported for both user defined spectra as well as a number of international code specified spectra. Additionally, STAAD.Pro is interoperable with applications such as RAM Connection, AutoPIPE, SACS and many more engineering design and analysis applications to further improve collaboration between the different disciplines involved in a project. STAAD can be used for analysis and design of all types of structural projects from plants, buildings, and bridges to towers, tunnels, metro stations, water/wastewater treatment plants and more.

HOW ESSENTIAL IT IS FOR A CIVIL ENGINEER TO LEARN SOFTWARE SUCH AS CAD, STAAD PRO WHILE AT COLLEGE IF HE WANTS A JOB IN A GOOD COMPANY?

The most important thing to get a better job is to get your basics right. Whether it is drawing simple BM and SF diagrams or Matrix method of analysis or calculating axial capacity of a column. Understanding you basics and giving responses to your interviewer with confidence will get you a job more easily than anything else. Regarding learning software, that has more importance , for example you want to study some complex structure which is not possible by hand then software will help you out in getting great results and then it is your duty to confirm the results provided by software. You can do this only if you have strong basics and a good understanding of the subject. Knowledge of deformation of structure and it's behavior will get you much better outlook in the subject. Now, just learning software is not enough, you should go ahead and do some small presentable projects. For example an analysis and design of a 3 story building or pushover analysis using the software you learned. The day you will present such thing in front of an interviewer instead of just learning the software will be the day you will get the best possible job. So go ahead, study those software as one way or the other they will help you out in your career.

Advantages of STAAD Pro:

Extremely Flexible Modeling Environment

We revolutionized the concurrent use of spreadsheets, an AutoCAD‐like graphical modeler, and a text‐based input language editor. With over 40 step‐by‐step movie tutorials and hundreds of examples and verification problems, even a novice computer user can become productive in a matter of days.

Broad Spectra of Design Codes

Are you tired of using one software to do your modeling, another one for your steel design, and yet another one to design your concrete beams, slabs, and foundations? Since the 1980s, STAAD.Pro has encompassed concrete and steel design, making it a true one‐stop‐shop structural environment.

International Best Seller

Since its introduction into the market in 1981, STAAD was thrown onto the international scene with its implementation of the British codes. Currently, we support over 70 international codes and approximately 20 US codes. Forty‐seven out of the top 50 ENR companies actively use STAAD.Pro in their offices worldwide.

Interoperability and Open Architecture

Unlike most structural software, STAAD.Pro can be customized by you to exactly fit your design needs. STAAD.Pro is developed on an open architecture called OpenSTAAD.

Covering All Aspects of Structural Engineering

STAAD.Pro is a solution for all types of structure and includes tools designed to aid specific structural engineering tasks. For example, for the bridge engineer, STAAD.beava incorporates a powerful influence surface generator to assist in locating vehicles for maximum effects.

Important Features

Analytical Modeling

Analytical model can be created using the ribbon-based user interface, by editing the command file or by importing several other files types like dxf, cis/2 etc. The model geometry can even be generated from the data of macro-enabled applications (like Microsoft Excel, Microstation etc.) by using Macros.

Physical Modeling

Physical modeling has been a significant feature included in the program. STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler takes advantage of physical modeling to simplify modeling of a structure, which in turn more accurately reflects the process of building a model. Beams and surfaces are placed in the model on the scale of which they would appear in the physical world. A column may span multiple floors and a surface represents an entire floor of a building, for example. A joint is then generated anywhere two physical objects meet in the model (as well as at the free ends of cantilevered members, for convenience).

STAAD Building Planner

STAAD Building Planner is a module that enables seamless generation of building models that can be analyzed and designed thereafter in the program itself. Operations like defining geometry, making changes in the geometric specifications are matters of only few clicks in this workflow.

Steel AutoDrafter

Steel AutoDrafter workflow extracts planar drawings and material take-off from a structural steel model prepared in STAAD.Pro. It produces excellent quality plans at any level and sections in any of the orthogonal directions.

STAAD.Beava

The general philosophy governing the design of bridges is that, subject to a set of loading rules and constraints, the worst effects due to load application should be established and designed against. The process of load application can be complex as governing rules can impose interdependent parameters such as loaded length on a lane, lane factors, and load intensity. To obtain the maximum design effects, engineers have to try many loading situations on a trial and error basis.

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