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Footing Design of Industrial Structures in LNG Plants

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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In this webinar, the footing design of one of the structures of an LNG plant is going to be presented to familiarize attendees with footing design concepts and considerations for industrial structures. For this design, wind and earthquakes are the main loads the footing needs to resist.

It is going to be an illustrative problem based on an actual example of an Amine treater skid. Three load combinations are considered for the design as follows:

Combo 1: 1.2G+1.2Q
Combo 2: G+EQ
Combo 3: 0.9G+W

G is the dead load (structural weight at operation), W is the wind load which is calculated with respect to the area of the structure in each direction, and EQ is the earthquake load which is calculated considering the weight of the structure and center of gravity.

For this design, 12 independent footings are considered and the design is carried out considering the load combinations. The structural toolkit is used to conduct the design and find the footing dimensions.

Thereafter, the footing is modeled in SPACE GASS subject to three load combinations to find out the shear and moments. Then, the shear capacity of the concrete is checked, and the moment reinforcement is to be calculated. Finally, a footing drawing is given to illustrate the design.

This topic helps to provide a general understanding of footing design in practice.

Key takeaway from this webinar:

  1. Learning industrial footing design concepts.
  2. Learning how to figure out a structure and loadings.
  3. Learning structural analysis using SPACE GASS and design using Structural Toolkit.

Presenter: Dr. Behzad Mohammadzadeh, EIT Lecturer

Join us to learn more at this must-attend event for engineering professionals and aspiring engineers alike.

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  • The webinar will be recorded and will be sent out to registered attendees afterwards.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees who request one near the end of the live webinar session.

Please note: the time stated on this event is in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST). You will need to convert this to your own time zone.

More about the presenter:

Behzad Mohammadzadeh is a holder of a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is currently working as a sessional lecturer at the Engineering Institute of Technology.

He achieved B.Sc and M.Sc from accredited universities in Iran. Then, he shifted to industry and has worked for several years at engineering consulting companies dealing with the design and analysis of infrastructures, bridges, hydraulic structures, irrigation systems, and corresponding equipment and facilities. Having been awarded a full scholarship, he moved to Korea to peruse his education in the doctoral program at the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sejong University, South Korea. During this period, he worked as a research assistant on steel, concrete and timber structures. In addition, he worked as a teaching assistant delivering Mechanics of Materials I&II.

He got his Ph.D. in August 2016 and started his career as a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer (Mechanics of Materials I&II) at Sejong University. Then, he shifted and started his role as a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer delivering Fracture Mechanics at Hongik University (March 2017-December 2018), and Seoul National University (Jan 2019 - Feb 2020). From March 2020 he worked at Seoul National University (SNU) as an Assistant Research Professor. Notably, SNU is a high-ranked university in South Korea and placed in the top 30 in QS worldwide university ranking. From March 2021 to May 2021, he worked as a Research Professor in the department of Civil Engineering at Korea University.

He is currently living in Australia and working as a sessional lecturer at the Engineering Institute of Technology, and has been delivering three units since 2021; Structural Refurbishment and Structural Failure, Structural Dynamics, and Design of High-rise Structures and Bridges. In addition, he is the supervisor of a Dissertation at the level of Master of Engineering.
During his academic career, Behzad successfully published numerous papers in prestigious SCI journals such as Composites Part B: Engineering, Composite Structures, Smart Materials, and Structures, as well as international conferences held in the USA, Hong Kong, and Korea. His publications have been cited 376 times globally so far.


March 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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