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Posted by Tasha Weiss on April 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM.
So you want to use K-factors? AISC will host a live webinar next Thursday, May 8, which will detail the Effective Length Method vs. the Direct Analysis Method.
With the introduction of AISC 360-05, Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, the direct analysis method with K = 1.0 for frames in which sidesway is not prevented was introduced. To understand the significant benefit to the designer in taking K = 1.0, this webinar will discuss what is meant by a rational method of analysis as required by the 1963 Specification, as well as consider the K-factor alignment charts first introduced in the Commentary to the 1963 Specification, and will show comparisons between values obtained through the alignment chart and those obtained through rational methods of analysis. Results from design examples implementing the effective length method, that is K by a rational analysis, and the direct analysis method will be discussed and recommendations on selecting the appropriate method will be given.
The 1.5-hour webinar will begin at the following times, relative to time zone:
10:30 a.m. PDT
11:30 a.m. MDT
12:30 p.m. CDT
1:30 p.m. EDT
The cost of the webinar is $185 for AISC members, $285 for non-members and $155 for students and educators. (Fees are based on a per-site connection basis. Purchase one site connection and any number of members in your company or organization may view the webinar at that site connection. All attendees are eligible to receive CEUs/PDHs.)
Registrants will receive access to a PDF file of the presentation slides prior to the webinar, CEU/PDH certificates for all attendees upon completion of the live webinar (0.15 CEUs/1.5 PDHs) and complete instructions for accessing the live webinar.
To register for the live webinar and to learn about other AISC webinars, www.aisc.org/webinars.