Strand7 – Training

We offer Strand7 training courses approximately once a year, based on demand. The Strand7 courses have been developed by Strand7 head office over the past 15 years and are CPD accredited. We currently offer the following courses:

We can also offer training in-house should there be sufficient demand. If you are interested in training, please contact stating your contact details and modules in which you require training.

Strand7 Modules In More Detail

Module 1 – Introducing Strand7

This provides a rapid introduction into using Strand7. It is intended for engineers with little or no previous experience in Strand7. It teaches how to create and verify finite element models, how to setup solvers (primarily Linear Static Analysis) and interpret the results using the post processing tools in Strand7. This module runs for 3 days.

Module 2 Nonlinear and Buckling Analysis

This module addresses the need to undertake nonlinear analysis in structural and mechanical design, covering geometric, elastic-plastic and boundary nonlinearities. Linear and Nonlinear buckling using automatic load stepping is also addressed. Solver parameters are explained together with techniques for debugging nonlinear models. An introduction to construction sequence analysis using Strand7 is also given. Nonlinear analysis is increasingly used where the assumptions used in linear analysis are no longer valid. All structures exhibit nonlinear behaviour.

Module 3 – Dynamic Analysis

This module covers many aspects of dynamic analysis, including natural frequency, time history, harmonic response and spectral response methods. Concepts such as mode superposition are discussed and compared with full system analysis. Both linear and nonlinear dynamics are covered. Examples are taken from mechanical and structural engineering problems such as vibrating machinery and shock loads. Strand7 has new dynamics capability including the ability to do Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) and solve for harmonic response time history.

Module 4 – Structural Analysis

This module is tailored towards the structural engineer wishing to perform static and dynamic analysis of structures. Various techniques for performing seismic analysis within Strand7 are covered. The use of advanced load applications, combinations and envelopes are covered through illustrative examples. Element types considered include beam, plate, membrane and 3D bricks for modeling such structures as building frames/slabs, suspension bridges and base plates. The concrete reinforcement module can be used to analyse and check the design of steel reinforcement on plate/shell elements. An overview of the capability of this module is presented in relation specific design codes.

Module 5 – Automeshing

The use of CAD in FEA is covered in this module, examples and discussions will include such topics as importing geometry from CAD packages, supported CAD packages and file formats. Strand7’s geometry cleaning tools will be used to repair CAD files prior to meshing. Surface and solid meshes will be generated and evaluated. Strategies for combining automatic and semi-automatic meshing using other Strand7 tools will be discussed.