Steel Structure Design With Computer Aided Design and Drafting System

The impact of connection flexibility on the behavior of steel structures has long been observed, however, due to the complexity of accurately modeling connection effects in design analysis, these effects are generally not considered implicitly in design. The computer aided design systems can be used to analyze two and three dimensional structures. It offers effective 3D models and graphic environment to define and characterize beam-column-end plate connection behavior for steel structure design.

The inelastic connection behavior can be modeled using nonlinear moment rotation in CAD system to represent both geometric behaviors in framed structures. All CAD systems come with a library of standard moment-rotation curves which are attuned to test data to characterize each connection response.

Several trends are emerging in structure design and construction with emphasis on joint behavior in design. These include the analysis of inelastic limit state design process which require more realistic analysis of actual response, incorporating evaluation of structural response to seismic and other extreme loading drafting services conditions and structural challenges as required by innovations in architectural design. Advances in computer technology, especially the availability of less expensive engineering workstations, are offering the means for more realistic analysis of structures including joint behavior.

Existing computer aided design (CAD) technology can provide considerable improvements over conventional manual drafting methods to handle steel connections. Analysis and design systems such as AutoCAD and Tekla make it easier and more convenient to design structural frames. These advance CAD systems produce a full set of structural design drawings for joist systems, beams, columns, trusses, open web joists, rebars, anchors, metal decks, etc.

Parametric definitions facilitate quick revisions to any object type. New objects, details or symbols can be graphically created and stored in families that you can edit and reuse in other projects. This reduces coordination errors and improves project efficiency.

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