Engineers and Their Calculations Part 1 By Robert Mote Motagg Solutions
More than ten years experience applying the specialised principles for electronic calculations in: - ABB Lummus Global, Holland, departmental procedure established 1999, applied extensively to all projects. Part of QA/QC procedures. - AMEC London, Macro development and word reports. - Fluor Camberley, taught to Korean Workshare partners. - Fluor Calgary, taught to New Delhi Workshare partners - Jacobs Calgary, taught to Mumbai/Charleston/Edmonton Workshare partners Credentials
6. When was the last time you received any PC training ? Questions 1. Do you like doing calculations ? 2. When was the last time you talked about calculations ? 3. Ever seen a calculation that impressed you ? 4. How do you use MS Word ? 5. How do you use MS Excel ?
What is in for the company? MS Excel and Macros Development of good practices. Designing for the project and the future. Harnessing the macros. Great for Budget Busters Educational tools or graduates and clients Establishing training and peer review group for - Leads - Engineers - Designers
Plan the Calculations Section I Basic Design Criteria and revisions Section II General Loads/Design Layout Section III Concrete Design Section IV Steel Design Appendix A STAAD input file Appendix B STAAD Output file : : Each Section is prefaced with a checklist. Revisions are made by way of Revision Notes prefacing original sections Word Report is an electronic snapshot of the working directory. Show all approved documentation for Project Flowcharts Calculation templates for Word Spreadsheets and Macros
Transfer of Information from - STAADpro/SAP2000/RISA/SFrame files Copying geometry Moving beyond output file for Connections, braces, details etc - Excel Workbooks Graphics, charts and calculation pad Spreadsheets, revision notes - Visio files Details and simple scale drawings -MathCad files - Drawing files Layouts and Plot plans Nothing to it but….. EDIT PASTE SPECIAL…….PICTURE
Examples of Recommendations All relevant files should be in a Working directory - STAADpro/RISA/SFrame Not complete in itself, only the starting point. Standardize loads and load cases Use only relevant information in main report Move output to Appendix Copy results to Excel for tabulation, sorting, decimal places Analysis files not to be logged by JPI. -Excel Workbook Use as a notepad for all calculations relevant to Section Use as a scribble pad - graphics, notes and tables Thin lines, do not use use arrow features - Word Annotate annotate annotate Use graphics extensively Use Bending Moments and shear force diagrams
Section I Main Index Revision Sheet General Index Introduction Reference Drawings
Section I Design Data - Codes, Specifications & Computer Software Materials Design Loads Load Combinations Vocabulary
Section II The Thumbnails Pages 1 to 4 Pages 15 to 18 Pages 24 to 27
Section II Pages 1 to 4 Index sheet + Revision Notes Description of Construction Arrangement Drawings
Section II Pages 15 to 18 Spreadsheet Solutions-Pasting Staad values Spreadsheet Solutions-Sizing Foundation Spreadsheet Solutions-RC Details Bending Moment Diagrams and Results
Section II Pages 24 to 27 Finishing Staad Results Spreadsheet Solutions for Column Design Copying Solutions from Excel - Edit Paste Special Details
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