Technical Seminar on Recent trend for structural design by Direct Analysis

Date, time & venue
2019-01-24;6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Refreshment), 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Talk);Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F


Speakers: Ir Professor S.L. Chan, Chair Professor in Computational Structural Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.



Second-order Direct analysis or simply Direct Analysis (DA) is becoming popular for design of steel and composite structures since its introduction in various codes such as the GB 50017 2018 (chapter 6), Eurocode-3-1 2005 (chapter 5), Hong Kong Steel Code 2005 and 2011 (chapter 6) and AISC-specifications for structural steel buildings-2016 (Chapter C) which further puts the traditional effective length method to Appendix 7 of lower priority because of uncertain effective length factor for compression members. Further, finite stiffness of practical joints is further considered in analysis to avoid error in assuming joints as rigid or pinned which is, reality. This lecture introduces this new DA design technique for steel and composite frames. Practical design examples are given to illustrate the advantages of DA.


About Speaker:

Professor Chan is the chief and founding editor of the SCI-e international journals “Advanced Steel Construction (”, “Steel and Composite Structures (2002-2005)” and the regional editor of “International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering”, a member of editorial boards in 7 other journals, the principal consultant of design codes for steel and glass structures in Hong Kong and an adjunct professor at the Southeast University in Nanjing, Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin and Tongji University in Shanghai. In conjunction with a research team of the Tongji University, he received the first class award for research by the Education Ministry in the Mainland China, research awards by the Structural and the Geotechnical Divisions of HKIE in 2016 and served as the Chairman of the Structural Division HKIE in 2013 and Deputy Chairman of Fire Division HKIE in 2016.


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