Civil EngineeringStructural Steel Design of Pipe Racks

Learn Modelling, Analyze and Design Pipe Racks in STAAD Pro as per AISC 360
Civil EngineeringStructural Steel Design of Pipe Racks
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Civil EngineeringStructural Steel Design of Pipe Racks

What you’ll learn

Students will be able to model , analyze and design the Pipe Rack in STAAD Pro
They will be able to understand how the steel structures are designed.
They will be able to calculate Dead Load, Product Loads, Thermal Loads and Wind Loads as per ASCE 07-10
Valuable Resources that they can use in their Regular Design Calculations

Civil EngineeringStructural Steel Design of Pipe Racks


You should have STAAD Pro installed on your system
You should have basic understanding of Steel Structures
You should have copy of latest American codes i.e. ASCE 07-10 and AISC 360


Pipe racks are structures in petrochemical, chemical and power plants that are designed to support pipes, power cables and instrument cabletrays.The design requirements found in the US building codes are not clear on how they have to be applied to pipe racks.This course summarizes the US design code requirements and industry practice design criteria, design loads and other design consideration for pipe racks that are being followed in the Design offices.In this course, your trainer takes you through designing process of pipe racks in the structural engineering software STAAD Pro. Modelling the pipe rack and applying loads  can be a complex and confusing in beginning, but your trainer breaks it  down into bite-sized pieces and teaches it in plain English. No prior experience in STAAD Pro and Steel structures is required to get the most out of  this course.You will start with the absolute basics i.e. calculating loads on the pipe racks.Your trainer proceeds step by step through the process of modelling columns, beams, stringers, bracing,applying dead loads, product loads, thermal loads, wind loads.Next, he proceeds further on how to assign the properties to the structural steel members, assigning the releases and supports.Final stage shall be how to analyze and assign the design commands in STAAD Pro. He finish the lecture by explaining how user can check the bending moment, shear forces and reactions in the steel columns.What Will I Learn?How to design AISC360,ASCE 07-10 and ACI 318-14 code compliant steel structural pipe racks. Requirements to learn this course A computer with either Windows, Mac with STAAD Pro software installed. DescriptionYou’ve just stumbled upon the most complete, in-depth Structural Steel Design for Pipe Rack course online. With almost scarce data available on the net, this comprehensive tutorial cover everything you’ll ever need.At the end of this course, You’ll even get a certification of completion to add to your CV.


Section 1: Introduction to the Pipe Racks

Lecture 1 Introduction to Pipe Racks, Codes that govern their design

Section 2: Material Used in Structural Steel

Lecture 2 Two widely used types of Structural Steel ?

Section 3: Modelling the Pipe Rack in STAAD-Pro v8i

Lecture 3 Model the Pipe Rack in STAAD Pro

Section 4: Different Types of Load and their Calculations

Lecture 4 Calculate Dead Loads and Assign in STAAD Pro

Lecture 5 Calculate Product Loads and Assign in STAAD Pro

Lecture 6 Calculate Thermal Loads and Assign in STAAD Pro for Pipe Racks

Lecture 7 Calculate Wind Loads and Assign in STAAD Pro

Section 5: Load Combinations , Supports and Their Application in STAAD

Lecture 8 Define Load Combinations and Supporting conditions to the Pipe Racks

Section 6: Assign Properties and Specifications to the STAAD Pro

Lecture 9 Assign Properties and Specifications to Pipe Racks

Section 7: Adjust the Orientation of the Members in STAAD Pro

Lecture 10 Rotate the orientation of the Column in STAAD Pro (Adjusting Beta Angle)

Section 8: How to finally design the Pipe Rack in STAAD Pro

Lecture 11 Analysis and Design final

Section 9: Check the final Results in STAAD Pro

Lecture 12 Checking the Reactions, Displacements and Bending moments etc. of the Structure

Section 10: STAAD Editor and its applications

Lecture 13 Understanding STAAD Editor in Real

Section 11: Bonus Lectures

Lecture 14 Basics Working in STAAD Pro – Walkthrough

Structural engineers,Civil Engineers,Architects,Civil Engineering Students

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 1h 55m | 397.84 MB
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