Dynamic Analysis in SCIA Engineer (Online) - 2x0.5 Days

Training dates: 
24/10/2022 - 10:00 to 13:30
25/10/2022 - 10:00 to 13:30
Price (excl. VAT): 
470.00 Euro
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Discover the various dynamic analyses available in SCIA Engineer. This online training course will give existing users a general understanding of dynamic analysis in the software. This one day course (spread over two days) will give you an introduction to the theoretical background, correct analysis setup and how to interpret results in SCIA Engineer for various dynamic analyses.

The course will be based on simple examples to make each topic easier to understand. Training will cover eigenmodes, harmonic loads, seismic analysis (according to EC8), Von Karman vibrations, and time-history analysis.


Course Objective

Generally understand the dynamic analysis capabilities of SCIA Engineer. Understand how to set up and run various dynamic analysis types correctly. Completion will give attendees the confidence to use SCIA Engineer for dynamic assessment.


Who should Attend?

Existing users or past attendees of our SCIA Engineer Fundamentals training course. It is an excellent course for users who want to set up and perform dynamic analyses in SCIA Engineer correctly.

Prerequisites :

  • Basic understanding of the design codes regarding seismic analysis, and the dynamic analysis of structures.
  • Ability to independently create basic models in SCIA Engineer and perform a linear-static analysis
  • Installation of the latest SCIA Engineer release for both 32- and 64-bit versions (click here to download the latest SCIA Engineer release)
  • A training licence can be provided with prior arrangement (min 1 working day notice required)
  • A stable internet connection


What Knowledge Will You Gain?

Our trainer will give an interactive overview of the following topics:


  • Theoretical background
  • Introduction of masses and the combination of mass groups
  • Calculation of eigenmodes and eigenfrequencies
  • Configuration of the mesh and the solver

Harmonic loads

  • Theoretical background
  • Result interpretation
  • Resonance
  • Aspects of non-uniform damping

Seismic analysis

  • Theoretical background
  • Introduction to the seismic spectrum (according to EC8)
  • Introduction to seismic loads and combinations (according to EC8)
  • Modal superposition (according to EC8)

IRS model

  • Theoretical background
  • Defining storeys
  • The IRS method in SCIA Engineer
  • Accidental eccentricity
  • Configuration of the mesh and the solver

Other dynamic calculations

  • Von Karman vibrations
  • Time-history analysis



All the below times are stated in Central European Time (CET). Remember to adjust for your local time zone.

  • Day 1 (10:00 to 13:30 CET)
  • Day 2 (10:00 to 13:30 CET)


Training Details

  • The training course is presented live by an experienced engineer from SCIA's Customer Connection Team.
  • Training is interactive; each participant will use the software. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to attempt exercises to consolidate your learning, allowing time to ask questions.
  • This course will be restricted to small groups of 10 people to maintain the best quality and allow interaction between the trainer and participants.
  • Your place is not confirmed until a contract is signed or payment received
  • Certificates provided after attending the entire training course


Warning: The exact content of this training might change without previous notification (Dec 2021). 

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