OnDemand Training | Direct Analysis Method and its implementation in STAAD CE

The Direct Analysis Method (DAM) is a design approach prescribed by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC code) that offers a smarter way to perform stability analysis and design for steel structures. It serves as an alternative to the traditional Effective Length Method (ELM) for designing steel frames, eliminating the need for engineers to undergo the tedious process of calculating the effective length factor.

DAM provides a more rigorous and efficient approach for considering second-order effects (P-Δ and Pδ- effects) and the residual stress effect in the steel structure. This course aims to provide a deeper understanding of the philosophy behind the Direct Analysis Method and its implementation in STAAD for efficient and rapid stability analysis and design of steel structures.

Duration: 2 hours

Presented by: Biswatosh Purkayastha

Biswatosh Purkayastha
“I am a Senior Structural and Registered Chartered Engineer having 18 years of industry experience in various Civil Engineering projects. Having rich experience in structural engineering and stress analysis software like STAAD and RAM, gives me immense pleasure to assist our esteemed users, uncluttering their structural challenges associated with projects. My motto is - The user is happy, so am I.”