Advanced E-Learning Course for OpenSees with STKO




Join Massimo Petracca for his classic E-Learning courses for OpenSees. These courses will address more advanced topics in OpenSees while using STKO's GUI to demonstrate the modeling concepts. The courses are hosted on Zoom and generally last for one hour and are followed by a final Q&A session with Dr. Petracca.

You can NOW sign up for the E-learning course: Soil-Pile Interaction - Modeling with STKO's Python API. This webinar is a continuation of the series on the NEW Python API in STKO v2.0. Massimo Petracca will teach you how to model soil-pile interaction using STKO's python API. We often get asked about the fine points of modeling soil/pile interaction, so we decided to dedicate a new webinar to the topic and investigate how the python API can aid in your modeling process.

Únase a Massimo Petracca en sus clásicos cursos de E-Learning para OpenSees. Estos cursos abordarán temas más avanzados en OpenSees mientras se utiliza la GUI de STKO para demostrar los conceptos de modelado. Los cursos están alojados en Zoom y generalmente duran una hora y son seguidos por una sesión final de preguntas y respuestas con el Dr. Petracca.

Ya puedes inscribirte en el curso de E-learning: Interacción Suelo-Pila - Modelado con la API de Python de STKO. Este webinar es una continuación de la serie sobre la NUEVA API de Python en STKO v2.0. Massimo Petracca le enseñará cómo modelar la interacción suelo-pila utilizando la API de Python de STKO. A menudo nos preguntan sobre los puntos finos de la modelización de la interacción suelo-pilote, por lo que hemos decidido dedicar un nuevo webinar al tema e investigar cómo la API de python puede ayudar en su proceso de modelización.

Featured Presenter


MassimoPetracca

Massimo Petracca, PhD
Managing Partner & Chief Software Developer


If you have ever visited our YouTube Channel, you probably have seen this face before. Massimo has been working for Asdea since 2011 and has been the Managing Partner and Chief Software Developer at Asdea Software Technology since 2017. With a dual PhD in structural mechanics from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the University Chieti-Pescara, he is a well-known expert in micro modeling and computational multiscale homogenization and has extensive experience in software development for numerical methods and data visualization. His research focuses on the constitutive modeling of material failure in concrete, masonry, and composite materials through classical and advanced computational methods, and his research has been published in international journals and conferences. As a regular contributor to OpenSees code development, you can't find a better person to give advanced webinars on OpenSees!

Massimo has broad experience as a structural analyst and has been involved in designing a wide range of very complex structures, both new and existing. Two particularly noteworthy projects he was involved in the development of were the European Extremely Large Telescope (the largest telescope in the world) and the Flyeye telescope (ESA's bug-eyed asteroid hunter).









Join Massimo Petracca, PhD, for:
  • Advanced E-Learning Course:

    Soil-Pile Interaction - Modeling with STKO's Python API

  • May's webinar will teach you how to model soil-pile interaction in STKO and parametrize it using the STKO's Python API.

  • You will learn how to:

  • - Prepare a soil-pile interaction model
  • - Define contact elements between the pile (beam) and the soil (solid) domain
  • - Use construction stages to add and remove pieces of the model

Learning OpenSees: Soil-Pile Interaction - Modeling with STKO's Python API
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm GMT+2
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Past Webinar Videos and Files

CODE E-LEARNING DESCRIPTION DOWNLOAD
#021 Thurs April 22, 2021
OpenSees Parametric Analyses using the Python API in STKO's Preprocessor
This E-learning course will teach you how to parametrize your model for running parametric analyses to understand how a certain parameter influences the structural response. Download the files and introductory video by clicking the DOWNLOAD FILES button to the right.
#020 Thurs March 18, 2021
Intro to STKO v2.0's Python API
This E-learning course is an introduction into the Python API and was the first of a series dedicated to the feature. Download the files and introductory video by clicking the DOWNLOAD FILES button to the right.
#019 Thurs February 18, 2021
Seismic Isolation using Friction Pendulums
This E-learning course demonstrated how to model seismic isolation using friction pendulum devices, and how to calibrate them in OpenSees and STKO.
#018 Thurs January 21, 2021
Nonlinear Time History Analysis
This E-learning course demonstrated how to perform a nonlinear time history analysis in OpenSees using STKO, including how to set up both dynamic analyses and explicit dynamic analyses.
#017 Thurs December 17, 2020
Eigenvalue and Response Spectrum Analyses
This E-learning course instructed users how to perform Eigenvalue and Response Spectrum Analyses in OpenSees using STKO.
#016 Tues November 24, 2020
SnacTKO: What's new in version 1.1.5
First bite-sized SnacTKO webinar to introduce users to the new features of V 1.1.5, and give a sneak peak of V2.0.
#015 Thu November 12, 2020
Construction Stage Analysis
E-learning course on using OpenSees (by way of STKO and its automations) to perform construction-stage analyses.
#014 Thu October 15, 2020
Links and Interactions between Nodes and Elements
E-learning course on mastering STKO interactions, which are useful for creating couplings between disjoint domains, such as kinematic constraints, contact pairs, and more.
#013 Thu September 17, 2020
Common Errors and Convergence Issues in OpenSees and STKO: their meaning, and how to fix them
E-learning course covering the mistakes that most users commonly make in OpenSees and STKO. It focuses on their meaning and how to fix them quickly.
#012 Thu July 30, 2020
Seismic Isolation
E-Learning course on how to model and analyze base-isolated structures. We explain how the main Opensees Bearing Elements work, and show some practical examples using friction pendulum elements with the main friction models and elastomeric bearing. Learn:
  • • The basics of the main opensees bearing elements (Friction Pendulum, Elastomeric bearing)
  • • How to use the OpenSees friction models
  • • How to create a model of an isolated base structure
#011 Wed July 1, 2020
Infill-RC Frame Interaction with Element Removal
E-Learning course on how to model and analyze an RC frame structure with infills using OpenSees and STKO. We explain how to add infills to your RC frame model, and how to programmatically remove them during the analysis as damage progresses.
  • • Learn how to create a frame model in the STKO CAD environment
  • • Learn how to define infills using equivalent nonlinear trusses
  • • Learn how to programmatically remove the infills as their damage progresses
#010 Mon June 1, 2020
Nonlinear Analysis of an existing RC building including RC joint modeling
E-Learning course on how to model and analyze an existing RC frame structure with OpenSees and STKO. Learn to model all the typical components found in an RC structure. Learn how to:
  • • Create a frame model in the STKO CAD environment
  • • Define interactions and assign local axes
  • • Use the HingedBeam element to create axial releases to avoid unrealistic compressive stresses in beams with rigid diaphragms
  • • Create a beam-column joint with the Scissor Model, using the automatic RC Joint tool in STKO
  • • Run a displacement control analysis with both sequential and parallel OpenSees versions
#09 Mon May 4, 2020
Learning Opensees: Modelling the Out-of-Plane Failure of Masonry Structures
E-Learning course about Modelling the out-of-plane failure of masonry structures using the micro-modelling approach with OpenSees and STKO. The course demonstrates which shell element formulation works the best in this scenario and how to simulate the same problem using an equivalent homogeneous model with a plastic damage orthotropic material. Learn how to:
  • • Make micro-models with shells
  • • Recognize the differences between thick and thin plate theories in micro-modelling
  • • Apply distributed loads on surfaces
  • • Run a cyclic displacement control analysis in parallel with OpenSeesMP
#08 Mon April 6, 2020
Learning Opensees: SSI - Soil Structure Interaction
E-Learning course about SSI (Soil Structure Interaction) problems with OpenSees and STKO. The course focuses on modelling aspects that are useful in building a complete SSI model. Learn:
  • • The Basics of surface (2D) and solid (3D) modelling in STKO
  • • How to use interaction to connect disjoint components (tying, contact, beam/shell to solid coupling,...)
  • • How to use distributed absorbing boundary conditions in STKO
  • • How to implement progressive element removal based on custom functions
#07 Mon Mar 8, 2020
Learning Opensees: Nonlinear Modeling of RC Frames (Lumped Plasticity)
E-Learning course about Nonlinear Modeling of RC Frames (Lumped Plasticity) using beam-column elements with the lumped plasticity approach. The course shows, step-by-step, how to model all the components of a typical RC structure.
#06 Mon Feb 21, 2020
Learning Opensees: Nonlinear Modeling of RC (Frame + Shear Wall) Structure (Distributed Plasticity) - REPLY
Reply E-Learning course about nonlinear modeling of RC (frame + shear wall) structures using beam-column elements with the distributed plasticity approach. The course shows, step-by-step, how to model all the components of a typical RC and shear wall structure.
#05 Mon Feb 17, 2020
Learning Opensees: Nonlinear Modeling of RC Frames (Distributed Plasticity)
This E-learning course discusses the nonlinear modeling of RC frame structures using beam-column elements with the distributed plasticity approach. It shows, step-by-step, how to model all the components of a typical RC structure. Learn to:
  • • Create a frame model in the STKO CAD environment
  • • Define interactions to create kinematic constraints between components
  • • Define nonlinear uniaxial material models, fiber cross sections, and section aggregators
  • • Test the different beam integration schemes available in OpenSees
  • • Orient cross-sections using local axes
  • • Create beam-end releases
  • • Understand the results available for frame elements
#04 Mon Jan 27, 2020
Learning Opensees: Masonry Micro-modeling
This course explains how to perform nonlinear analyses of masonry structures.It focuses on the concept of micro-modeling, that is, when the micro-structural components (bricks and mortar joints) are explicity included in the numerical mode. You will discover:
  • • How to create a micro-model in the STKO CAD environment
  • • How to define nonlinear plastic-damage nD materials for bricks and mortar joints
  • • The theoretical basis of the constitutive model
  • • How to run a cyclic displacement control analysis
  • • How to investigate convergence issues due to strain-softening response
#03 Fri Dec 19, 2019
Learning OpenSees: Modelling a Reinforced
Concrete Frame Structure (spanish E-Learning)
En este seminario web explicamos como modelar y ejecutar análisis no lineales de dos componentes básicos de estructuras de hormigón armado, vigas / columnas y muros de corte, utilizando STKO y OpenSees.
  • • Modelado CAD de marcos, paredes y acoplamiento entre ellos.
  • • Definición de una sección de fibra de una viga de hormigón armado
  • • Definición de una sección shell de hormigón armado
  • • Ejecución de un análisis de control de desplazamiento cíclico no lineal con timesteps adaptativos
#02 Fri Dec 13, 2019
Learning OpenSees: Modelling a Reinforced
Concrete Frame Structure (English E-Learning)
In this E-Learning course, we demonstrate how to model and run a nonlinear analysis of two basic components of RC structures, beam/columns and shear walls, using STKO and OpenSees.
  • • CAD modeling of frames, walls, and coupling between them
  • • Definition of a RC beam fiber section
  • • Definition of a RC shell layered section
  • • Run a nonlinear cyclic displacement control analysis with adaptive time stepping
#01 Mon Nov 18, 2019
Learning OpenSees: Introduction to STKO OpenSees
In this E-Learning course, learn the main features of STKO, and how to acceess it through the DesignSafe-CI portal. All the main features and the basic workflow from pre-processing to post-processing are discussed using a simple example of a fiber column.
  • • Fiber-Column element example
  • • Run STKO in DesignSafe-CI Virtual Machine
  • • Pre-processing and TCL file generation
  • • Run OpenSeesMP in DesignSafe-CI
  • • Post-processing

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