The Direct Method in Steel
Marvin Liebler, PE
2. Selection of Loads to International Building Code
3. Load and Resistance Factors Design
4. 1st Order Elastic Analysis
4.1 2D Beam Stiffness Matrix
4.2 Shear Displacements
4.3 Semi-Rigid Connections
4.4 Fixed End Forces – Loads within Nodes
4.5 Fixed End Forces – Temperature Change
4.6 Frame Analysis
4.7 Support Displacements
4.8 Resulting Internal Forces
5. 2nd Order Elastic Analysis
5.2 General Beam-Column Analysis
5.2.1 No Axial Load
5.2.2 Axial Compressive Load Included
5.3 Cantilever Beam-Column
5.4 Solution by Repeated Approximations
5.5 Frame Analysis
6. Further Considerations
This course includes
a multiple choice quiz at the end,
is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will learn:
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Benefit to Attendees
The student will have a working knowledge of the direct method, the analysis tool of the future.
The new direct method of stability analysis is presented in detail and in the order an engineer uses after selection of the
Frame under investigation, namely :
(1) Selection of loads
(2) Load factor design
(3) 2nd order analysis
In this lesson, you are required to download and study the following course content in PDF format:
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The course provides sufficient explanations and procedures to
enable the student to use the direct method in steel to address the design of steel structures for stability.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.