Training course on cold-formed steel structures

Eurocode 3 , Part 1-3

07 - 08 December 2017,  2 days

Venue: Brussels

Organizer: European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS)

ECCS, the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork is organizing a training course on the design of cold formed steel structures given by the authors of the manual themselves. The course is relevant for achitects, engineers, design offices and steel contractors. You can contact Sophie DELAIR, ECCS Communications Manager, for any further information (


Thursday, 7 December

08.30: Registration and coffee

09.00: Introduction and Basic Principles: Cold -formed steel materials, peculiarities of behavior of cold-forming and impact in design philosophy, basis of design, codes and area of applications (Professor Dan Dubina)

10.30: Coffee-break

10.50: Strength of sections: Effective width, effective thickness, flange curling, web crippling and design checking (Professor Viorel Ungureanu)

12.20: Lunch

13.20: Strength of members: Instability modes, mode interaction, methods and design checking (Professor Viorel Ungureanu)

14.50: Coffee-break

16.10: Connection technology and design (Professor Raffaele Landolfo)

Friday, 8 December

09.00: Design of envelopes and diaphragm effect (Professor Raffaele Landolfo)

10.30: Coffee-break

10.50: Design assisted by testing: EN 1990 an EN 1993-1-3 framework, examples and study cases (Professor Dan Dubina)

12.20: Lunch

13.20: Principles for numerical simulation: Background, software and examples (Professor Raffaele Landolfo)

14.50: Coffee-break

15.00: Design Case studies (Professor Viorel Ungureanu)

16.30 : End of course

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