steel joint

Steel connection design Reinvented!

The first software in the world which can design and check all steel connections and joints. Clear pass/fail checks according to the code for welded and bolted connections, footing, and anchoring.
steel joint

Any topology, any loading, in minutes!

Overall check for any connection in minutes. Stress and strain analysis, stiffness, member capacity design, buckling, and design joint resistance.
concrete

Design of members, cross-sections and details!

Time-dependent analysis with construction stages and non-linear creep for all reinforced and prestressed concrete members.
concrete

Safe and comprehensible!

All ULS and SLS checks for concrete members. Transparent assumptions and white box results allow for minimizing risks of structural defects.

Welcome to IDEA StatiCa

Engineering software dedicated to structural design and code-check of joints, cross sections, beams and other details.

IDEA StatiCa Webinar, July 26th

Connection Wednesdays

Are you a trial user? Have you recently purchased a license? Do you want to know more about IDEA StatiCa?

Then join our Wednesdays’ regular webinars, and learn more about this breakthrough technology that has changed forever the way we analyze & design steel connections! During the webinar, you will see through real examples the whole workflow of modeling, loading, and check of a connection, but also the link with other CAD or CAE software. At the end of each webinar, there will be a Q&A section, where we will answer any questions from the audience.

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Structural design of steel connections and joints

IDEA StatiCa Connection designs and checks welded or bolted connections, 2D or 3D joints, anchoring or footing of all topologies. We provide clear pass / fail checks according to EC / AISC / CISC standards in a complete report with drawings. For analysis, the Unique CBFEM method based on finite elements is used. Modeling considers an elastic-plastic material model for all the elements of the joint – plates, elements, bolts and welds. Prestressed bolts and plastic behavior of the welds are also taken into account.

Analysis of stress and strain of all connections and joints. The load is applied in increments, the corresponding stress and strain is calculated and evaluated. Linear analysis of stability of the connection elements. The coefficient of critical load with the corresponding deflection shapes. Rotational and axial joint stiffness (rigid, semi-rigid and pinned) and joint characteristics – initial stiffness. Seismicity checks. Iterative calculation of design load of the joint.

Design and checks of reinforced and prestressed concrete structural members

IDEA StatiCa Concrete and Prestressing provides economic and complex design of your everyday engineering work. We use cutting-edge methods for FEM modelling and nonlinear checks for ultimate and serviceability limit states. Rheology and construction stages are considered using time dependent analysis (TDA). Checks according to Eurocode (EC2) and SIA are performed for bridges of small and medium spans, buildings, and liquid retaining structures. Always according to the latest code updates and national annexes. A wide range of possibilities in check settings covers cast-in-place, prefabricated and composite structures.

Save your time and material by using unique functionalities such as nonlinear creep, compression strut optimization, a combination of pre and post-tensioned tendons, in-plane restrain after casting of the composite slab, checks of joint in composite concrete-concrete cross-sections or M-N-kappa diagrams for Pushover analysis.

Our customers include

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BIM

IDEA StatiCa in the global workflow

Do your project from scratch or build on geometry and loading imported from Robot, Revit, MIDAS Civil + Gen, STAAD.Pro, SAP 2000, Scia Engineer, RFEM, RSTAB,  AxisVM, ConSteel and others.

Take advantage of the link between IDEA StatiCa and Tekla Structures or Advance Steel to provide workshop drawings and support manufacturing process.

Midland Metropolitan Hospital in the UK  – how they checked this complex connection?

Our successful weekly webinars CONNECTION WEDNESDAYS are coming to an end for the summer period and will start again from September. This Wednesday we will host the last one, and we wanted to make it special: we will demonstrate a real project from one of our clients...
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Student thesis IDEA Steel Connection University of Leuven

Jo Gijbels from IDEA StatiCa Belgium was on the jury last month judging an interesting Master thesis about IDEA Connect and the comparison versus the NBN EN 1993-1-8 code. The students compared results from IDEA Connect with manual calculations according to the NBN EN...
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Can you design and check this joint?

There is a growing amount of non-standard steel connections in our steel projects. How would you make sure that such a design is safe and buildable? Join our online session Connection Wednesday on July 26th and we will find out together. Any topology, any loading, in...
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Crack resistance check for the waterproof reinforced concrete structures? IDEA StatiCa RCS deals with it…

Calculation and assessment of the crack resistance of reinforced concrete tanks and containers for liquids become an important factor with the rising quantity of the structures built under the level of the groundwater and with the requirements to impermeability....
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Last chance to attend Connection Wednesdays this summer!

During the last months, we prepared for you a quite few Connection Wednesdays. We are glad to see the interest and positive reactions from your side! We would like to invite you to last two sessions in summer 2017: 19.07.2017 Connection Wednesdays - at 11 and at 17...
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IDEA StatiCa Connection BIM link with an update of imported data? From SCIA Engineer right now…

If you need to check steel joint according to the code? Not sure about the design of cross-sections of the beams? Let's use the new BIM link IDEA StatiCa and SCIA Engineer with the possibility to update the cross-section data without designing the whole joint again!...
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Testimonials

We as engineers have to know, that what we are providing is fully buildable and designable. There is no point in offering a connection to a contractor to design if that isn’t the case. IDEA StatiCa allows us to take the output from – let’s say an Advanced Steel model – and very quickly run through these options. Graham Aldwinckle

Associate Director, ARUP London / UK