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Seismic Analysis in S-FRAME (A501)

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This Seismic Analysis and Design in S-FRAME presents an in-depth explanation of how to conduct seismic investigations of structures using S-FRAME Analysis. Topics include Earthquake Engineering, Response Spectrum Analysis, Equivalent Static Force Procedures (ESFP and ELFP), rigid and semi-rigid Diaphragms, Operational and Functional Components, Time History Analysis, Material plasticity and damping, Performance-based Design, Pushover and Quasi-static Analysis.

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Dates & Hours

Class Dates : Online clases delivered on Nov. 29, Dec. 1, and Dec. 3, 2021

Class Times : 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon  Pacific Time (6 hours total)

About Seismic Analysis in S-FRAME (A501)


The course is delivered in a three live 2-hour lectures.

Includes graded Final exam (you will receive a score report for your records)

Certificate of mastery will be provided to attendees that achieve a final score above 75% and Educational Units will go towards an S-FRAME certification

Earn PDH (Professional Development Credits) for attendance

Who Should Attend

Civil or Structural Engineers who want to improve their seismic analysis knowledge and skill set, including how to apply it in their daily engineering work with industrial applications or buildings.

Benefits - Attendees will gain

A strong foundation in seismic analysis and design

An understanding for the theory behind seismic analysis, and how those principles can be applied to your S-FRAME analysis

The skills to effectively employ advanced structural concepts to study a structure’s performance under earthquake loading

Certificate of mastery provided to attendees that achieve a final score above 75% and Educational Units applied towards the completion of S-FRAME certification

Professional Development Hours


It is recommended that students have a working knowledge of basic S-FRAME usage, as foundational topics will not be covered due to time constraints. Due to the comprehensive nature of this course, an increased focus is placed on assignments and the exam.

A strong background and experience in Structural Analysis using S-FRAME. Dynamics for Structural Engineers (A301) course completion is highly recommended.

Course Content

Introduction to Earthquake Hazards and Earthquake Engineering

Response Spectrum Analysis

Equivalent Static/Lateral Force Procedure


Time History Analysis

Damping in Time History Analysis

Operational and Functional Components

Material Plasticity

Nonlinear Quasi-Static Analysis

Numerous solved example problems will be provided and discussed

System Requirements

Windows 10 (64-bit) environment

Min 2 GB RAM, Recommended 4 GB or more

Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card - Must support hardware vertex processing

S-FRAME Analysis Enterprise edition (temporary academic licenses available, if needed)

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