Celebrating the release of our Cold Formed Steel Beam and Cold Formed Steel Column design calculators, ClearCalcs lead engineer Brooks Smith ran a lunchtime webinar discussing beam and stud design for cold formed and light gauge steel to the newly released AS4600:2018 and its differences with the 2005 standard, including the use of the Direct Strength Method.
We are also ran a webinar on cold formed steel design to AISI S100-2016 for those engineers interested in comparing standards.
- Date: Wednesday, 20th February 2019
- Time: 1pm Melbourne/Sydney Time (10am Perth time)
What the webinar covers
- Common design considerations for cold formed steel
- Differences between AS4600:2005 and the newly released AS4600:2018
- The benefits of utilising the Direct Strength Method and how it compares to the Effective Width Method
- Worked examples using the new cold formed steel purlin, beam, stud, and column calculators in ClearCalcs
- Insights into Cold Formed Steel usage, research, and standards development locally and overseas
- End Q&A
About The Speaker:
Originally hailing from the United States, Brooks's career has focused upon innovation in structural engineering through product development, research in structural and material reliability, and remediation of mid- and high-rise buildings. While he has experience in most common materials, his passion lies in design and analysis methods for cold-formed and thin-walled steel, about which he has authored 16 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Brooks is currently the lead engineer at ClearCalcs, where he is responsible for the development and maintenance of all engineering calculations on the platform.