The Canadian Steel Conference

Farshad Pourshargh

Mr. Pourshargh joined GRAITEC family in September 2015 as a Senior Structural Engineering Application Specialist.

Mr. Pourshargh joined GRAITEC family in September 2015 as a Senior Structural Engineering Application Specialist. His duties included technical consultations and solutions on modeling and design of different types of structures for structural engineering firms and contractors in North America who use GRAITEC Solutions. He also monitors the new updates for the associated and relevant structural design codes and standards to be incorporated in software.

Before 2015, Mr. Pourshargh worked in Structural Engineering industry for Canadian, French, Malaysian and Iranian consulting offices. He is now on the final stages of Ph.D. degree from Sherbrooke University. His thesis was about: “Non-linear analysis and modelling of transmission line structures”.

He also has several years of training and field supervision on Civil engineering. Mr. Pourshargh won several awards and scholarships including the scholarship from Research chair Hydro Quebec-RTE and MITACS Accelerate. Currently, he is the Local Product Manager for the Structural Engineering Solutions of GRAITEC in North America.

There is a growing divergence in tools used for structural design and code-check of steel structures. For frame elements (i.e. global models of structures), adoption of finite elements has been wide and successful. For steel connections and joints, on the other hand, toolkit of an engineer or fabricator is still predominantly based on hand-calculations following templated examples from design handbooks.

In this presentation, we will investigate available solutions provided by Graitec to engineers, their drawbacks and benefits and demonstrate them on practical examples. Special focus will be paid to Graitec Advance Design for General FE analysis and Component-based Finite Element Method (CBFEM), also we will present Advance design Connection software enabling thousands of engineers to break the limits of steel members and connection design.

*Sessions will be delivered in English or French. Interpreters will be available for each session. The language of delivery is indicated in the session’s title line.

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