STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA
Central Chapter Dinner Meeting:
Primary Considerations and Differences in 2D and 3D Finite Element Software Solutions for Serviceability and Strength Requirements for Post-Tensioned and Prestressed Beams and Slabs
This presentation discusses the application of analytical and design software solutions and the key, fundamental differences in how 2D (EFM) and 3D (FEM) are used and what types of applications both are suited for. Serviceability requirements – P/A, allowable stresses, deflections and balanced loading, are discussed and explanations given in how the each methodology solves for these requirements. Strength requirements for gravity design of beams and slabs are used with explanation on understanding how different solution methods affect results.
Presented by Spencer Lee, PE, SE
Spencer’s 18 years of industry experience offers a unique combination of software development and structural engineering. As Chief Technical Officer of ADAPT Corporation, he leads and directs technical software services for ADAPT’s global client-base including technical support, technical media, and software training, consulting and application. With in-depth knowledge of post-tensioned and conventional reinforced concrete analysis and design and as an expert in ADAPT software applications, he is in tune with industry requirements and technology necessary to propel ADAPT’s strategic vision for a fully integrated concrete design platform for buildings and bridges. Spencer earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a licensed PE and SE and a member of the American Concrete Institute and Post-Tensioned Concrete Institute where he sits on the PTI-DC20 committee for Building Design.
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