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Get Started In STKO with OpenSees

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From 0 to nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of 3D frame structures in just a few months with OpenSees and STKO.

The purpose of this series is to introduce OpenSees and STKO from the very basics. The course is oriented towards teaching OpenSees using STKO to visualize the processes, functioning, and outputs of OpenSees. The course is a complete series of recorded webinars that set students and potential users up for success. By the end of the 20 classes, attendees will have received an overview on 3D frame structure modeling in both reinforced concrete and masonry, and performed linear, nonlinear, static, and dynamic analyses on the models.

Our Webinars

The webinars contain two parts: a presentation session of 30 mins and a Q/A session. The courses are divided into three types of webinars: introductions, theoretical webinars, and modeling courses. The theoretical sections discuss the theoretical background necessary to build the models and run the analyses presented in the modeling courses.

    Francesca Marafini, MSc

    Francesca Marafini, MSc

    Structural Engineer

    Francesca Marafini experienced firsthand what its like learning OpenSees and STKO from scratch, and decided to share her hard-won knowledge with others. With a MSc from SAHC in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, a MSc and BSc in Building Engineering and Architecture from Sapienza University, and a wide ranging knowledge on 2D and 3D modeling, Francesca is the perfect person to have hosted this webinar series. Get ready to Get Started in OpenSees with STKO!

    Full Program for: Get Started in OpenSees with STKO
    • Introduction
    • Theory
    • Modeling
    Code Title Description Files
    Wed April 28, 2021
    Introduction to OpenSees
    Introduction to OpenSees ... Read more
    Wed May 5, 2021
    Introduction to STKO
    Introduction to STKO...Read more
    Wed June 9, 2021
    Model Definition in STKO
    Model Definition in STKO...Read more
    Wed June 16, 2021
    Geometries, Interactions, Selection Sets, and Local Axes
    Geometries, Interactions, Selection Sets, and Local Axes...Read more
    Wed June 23, 2021
    Physical Properties
    Physical Properties...Read more
    Wed June 30, 2021
    Element Properties
    Element Properties...Read more
    Wed July 7, 2021
    Definitions and Conditions
    Definitions and Conditions...Read more
    Wed July 14, 2021
    Mesh and Analysis
    Mesh and Analysis...Read more
    Wed July 21, 2021
    Analyses Command (Part 1 and 2)
    Analyses Command (Part 1 and 2)...Read more
    Wed July 28, 2021
    Analyses Command (Part 3 and 4)
    Analyses Command (Part 3 and 4)...Read more
    Wed August 4, 2021
    Postprocessor, Visualizing Results
    Postprocessor, Visualizing Results...Read more
    Wed September 1, 2021
    Linear Static Analysis
    Linear Static Analysis...Read more
    Wed September 8, 2021
    Material and Geometric Nonlinearities (RC Structures)
    Material and Geometric Nonlinearities (RC Structures)...Read more
    Wed September 15, 2021
    Modeling Approaches to Plasticity (RC Structures)
    Modeling Approaches to Plasticity (RC Structures)...Read more
    Wed September 22, 2021
    Nonlinear Static (Pushover) Analysis
    Nonlinear Static (Pushover) Analysis...Read more
    Wed September 29, 2021
    Nonlinear Dynamic (Time History) Analysis
    Nonlinear Dynamic (Time History) Analysis...Read more
    Wed October 6, 2021
    Modal Analysis and Response Spectrum
    Modal Analysis and Response Spectrum...Read more
    Wed October 13, 2021
    3D Frame Structures (Part 1) RC: diaphragms, joints, infill panels
    3D Frame Structures (Part 1) RC: diaphragms, joints, infill panels...Read more
    Wed Oct 20, 2021
    3D Frame Structures (Part 2) - Steel: bracings, large displacements
    3D Frame Structures (Part 2) - Steel: bracings, large displacements...Read more
    Wed Oct 27, 2021
    3D Frame Structures (Part 3) - Masonry: EFM of trilite and masonry walls
    3D Frame Structures:...Read more
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