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FEM i praktiken: En studie i FEM-Designs användningsområden inom konstruktionsprojektering
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This diploma work has been conducted for the consulting company Ramböll inUppsala, Sweden with the purpose to perform a study with the calculation programFEM Design 9.0 made by Strusoft. The aim has been to find out if it is possible to gainadvantage by utilizing more advanced 3D software for design calculations, instead ofthe traditional methods currently used in construction works.The method of approach has been to model an existing warehouse building with theprogram FEM Design, and then compare the results with those attained with FrameAnalysis and hand calculations. These results are then analyzed. An evaluation is maderegarding to what benefits can be achieved using a more advanced 3D-model.The results of the study show that the differences between the methods are not ofany significance with regard to the design of the steel frame. However in morecomplex materials such as reinforced concrete, the differences become more notable.The conclusions drawn by the authors of this study into FEM Design are that theeducation requirements of the program are higher than for simpler programs, whosepurpose are solving predetermined problems. More time is also needed to create themodels used in full 3D software compared to the traditional simpler methods.Despite this there is a great potential in using FEM Design for both small and largeconstruction projects.

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2011. , 41 p.
National Category
Building Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-172552ISRN: ISRN UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2011/21-SEOAI: diva2:514995
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Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering
Available from: 2012-05-16 Created: 2012-04-11 Last updated: 2012-05-16Bibliographically approved

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