United Kingdom
23 August - 25 August

This course is for engineers who carry out static and dynamic analysis on structural systems. The class includes a basic introduction to the software (interface, commands, analysis, post-processing) and then goes on to develop further skills by using GTSTRUDL software. It covers topics of finite element analysis, non-linear analysis, steel design and reinforced concrete design. Participants are also guided to solve exercises, during the course, for better understanding and practice on the course topics. Delegates should have an appreciation for Structural Engineering theory and principles. Qualifications would typically be a Degree in Civil/Structural engineering, or relevant experience.


  • Overview of the system facilities: Functional areas. Procedures and options. Commands and menus. Graphical environments;
  • CAD Modeler: Creating models fast and easy using CAD functions. Generating Joints, Members, Finite Elements. Meshing functions. Checking the model for modelling mistakes. Generating Loads and combining them. Representation of the results;
  • Structural Modelling: Constructing, editing and checking the structural model using GTMenu. Database and input file. Automatic model generation. Generation of loading conditions. Display operations. View management and annotation. Animation. Configuration of options. Display of analysis and design procedures results. Data base management. Finite element types;
  • Modelling Fundamentals: Definition of Geometry. Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical reference system. Global and local Reference systems. Individual and group specification. Definition of connectivity. Member and element incidences. Individual and group specification. The boundary conditions. Direct and generalized joint constraints. Mechanical and geometrical element parameters. The loading definition. Independent and dependent loadings.