This course will provide a detailed introduction the direct analysis method for design included as part of AISC Specification Chapter C. The course will explain the transition from the old effective length (K-factor) method to the new direct analysis method for design. The course will introduce the fundamentals, provide guidance for use, show examples and case studies, and provide hands-on experience. After completing this course, the practicing engineer will have a clear idea about the direct analysis method, and the ability to use it with confidence in various situations. Prof. Varma takes a simple but effective approach to teaching with emphasis on gaining hands-on experience and developing useful tools for practitioners. Guest lectures from prominent practitioners will provide additional industry context for the course content and applications.
Employees from Bechtel Corporation or Kiewit Corporation are eligible to enroll at a discounted rate using a discount code. For assistance, please contact Diana Hancock at firstname.lastname@example.org