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Register for Upcoming Online Training Courses

We are pleased to announce new training webinars for plate modeling (including the new meshing tools), RC slab design, spectral response (earthquake) analysis, harmonic and transient response (time-history) analysis. They will be conducted by the authors of SPACE GASS during October and November, 2019 and will enable you to become proficient with the program in the areas covered. The training sessions are available to those of you with a current maintenance contract and there is no charge involved.

Please note the following:

  • Feel free to register for some or all of the upcoming courses below.
  • Each session runs for up to an hour, during which time you can ask questions. Answers will be provided during the session and for 30 minutes afterwards.
  • Each registration is unique and the connection link you receive cannot be shared. This means that if any of your colleagues also wish to attend, they must register separately.
  • Each participant will be given access to a recording of the training session, a full transcript of the Q&A and a certificate of participation. If you register but don't attend then you won't receive them.
  • All courses begin at 2:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (03:00 UTC). Note that daylight saving is active in this time zone on the days that the courses are conducted.

If you have already registered for some courses, please don't re-register for them when you register for any additional courses.

If you missed a training course or if we haven't yet covered a topic that you are interested in, chances are it will be covered in one of the many short training videos that you can view now on our training videos page.

How to find your SPACE GASS lock number and the status of your maintenance

Details of your SPACE GASS lock number and the status of your maintenance contract can be found in the SPACE GASS Help menu => "About SPACE GASS..." screen.

If you have a Titan softlock then the lock number will begin with 777..., otherwise for a hardware lock it could be any 5 or 6 digit number.

Plate Element Modeling and Meshing - Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (Completed)

Modeling walls, slabs, tanks, bins and other components using plate elements requires some skill to properly connect and mesh the plate elements. An accurate analysis depends on the elements being well-proportioned and properly connected to their adjacent plate elements and members.

This course will cover plate modeling in general and will demonstrate the new meshing tools in SPACE GASS that take much of the hard work out of setting up your model correctly. Topics such as fixed and pinned edge connections, offsets, hard nodes, hard lines, contour diagrams and plate strips will also be covered.

While not essential, it is recommended that you are familiar with the topics and techniques covered in this webinar before attempting to use the reinforced concrete slab design module.

This course has been completed

Reinforced Concrete Slab Design - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (Completed)

The new reinforced concrete slab design module will be examined in detail, covering both the finite element and strip methods.

Topics will include setting up your slab, meshing, alignment of local axes, modeling T and L beams, drop panels, spandrel beams, slab strips, support detection, pattern loading, punching shear, Wood-Armer moment adjustments, deflections, moment redistribution, designing vs checking, minimum design actions, crack control, reinforcement, using bars and/or mesh, drawings, bar libraries, the concrete manager, exporting results, etc.

While not essential, it is recommended that you are familiar with the concepts of plate modeling and meshing before attending this webinar.

This course has been completed

Spectral Response (Earthquake) Analysis - Thursday, November 7, 2019 (Completed)

A spectral response analysis calculates the effect of an earthquake on a structure. The properties of the earthquake are defined in code-specific spectral curves (response spectra) that are supplied with SPACE GASS.

This course will cover all steps involved in performing a dynamic frequency analysis (which the spectral response analysis requires), setting up the spectral load cases and combinations, selecting the appropriate response spectra, specifying the code-specific and site-specific parameters, performing the analysis and then viewing and interpreting the results. Topics include masses, modes, damping, mass participation, earthquake directions, base shear scaling, sign of the results, etc.

This course has been completed

Harmonic and Transient (Time-History) Analysis - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (Completed)

Harmonic and transient response analyses calculate the effect of time-dependent load sources on a structure. Harmonic load sources follow a regular sinusoidal pattern such as you could get from a vibrating or rotating machine, pedestrians, moving traffic, etc. Transient load sources can act in any regular or arbitrary manner such as you could get from wind gusts, seismic events, vibrating machines, blast loads, pulse loads, accelerating cranes, etc.

Topics include a step-by-step guide on setting up your model, performing a dynamic frequency analysis (which the harmonic and transient response analyses require), defining the harmonic or transient loads, running the analysis, viewing animations and graphs, and converting the results so that they can be used in a design.

If you are not familiar with these types of analysis and feel a bit daunted by them, rest assured that the course covers them in easy to understand steps using commonplace worked examples.

This course has been completed