STEEL STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
MAKE YOUR IDEAS POSSIBLE
IDEA StatiCa Steel lets you design and check welded or bolted connections, 2D or 3D joints, anchoring of any topology. You get clear pass/fail checks according to AISC, Eurocode, and other national standards in a complete report with drawings.
COMPLETE CONNECTION CODE-CHECKS, NO COMPROMISE
Stress strain analysis
Design joint resistance
250+ CONNECTIONS IN 3 CLICKS
There is no limit in the number of beams, bolts, welds, and plates in your connections. Do the most common topologies in seconds and continue editing the connection templates right in the 3D scene. Define shapes based on your project—not on what your software can handle! You design, IDEA StatiCa designs, calculates, and code-checks and automatically handles the calculation model.
ALL TYPES OF CONNECTIONS, NO LIMITS
2D Frames & Trusses
Footing & Anchoring
3D Frames & Trusses
THOUSANDS OF DESIGN CONFIGURATIONS
You model the connection, IDEA StatiCa does the work – it analyzes all the forces and provides precise checks, results of stress, stiffness, and buckling analysis. It also checks bolts, welds, and concrete blocks. Interactions between all the beams and connections? IDEA StatiCa takes that into account, too, providing yes/no code-check according to AISC, Eurocode, etc.
3D SIMULATION OF STEEL CONNECTIONS AND JOINTS
Model is composed of steel plates – both parts of steel members and stiffening plates. Real shape of plates is kept. Each plate is meshed independently. Equivalent strain is checked.
Welds are modeled as constraints between plates. Forces in each weld are evaluated. Weld stress is checked according to all relevant codes.
Bolts are nonlinear springs taking tension and shear.
Steel structure can be anchored into concrete block. Base plate is in contact with concrete. Tension is taken by anchors, shear by bolts, friction or shear iron.
Contacts appear in places where two plates touch. They take 100% of the pressure but do not act in tension at all.
IDEA STATICA MEMBER (BETA)
Connections are not the only pain-point when it comes to steel projects. Stability and buckling calculations are critical for safety but tools for the proper analysis are lacking. That is why we created IDEA StatiCa Member, currently in the BETA version. You can design and code-check the critical frame of your project (beams, columns, diagonals, etc.).) considering the stability effect. You can add transversal or longitudinal stiffeners, openings, and cuts. Then run the calculation and generate a report with all the results.