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.
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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 Connection Wednesdays, September 20th

Connection Wednesdays

Are you a trial user? Have you recently purchased a license? Or are you already an advanced IDEA designer and you want to learn more about IDEA StatiCa?

Then join our Wednesdays’ regular webinars, and find out more about this breakthrough technology that has changed forever the way we analyze & design steel connections!

We are organizing this series of free regular webinars on Wednesdays to inform anyone that wants to know in detail how IDEA StatiCa works, and how it can be integrated into the BIM workflows.

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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.

Autodesk Webinar with IDEA StatiCa – Steel Connection Design

How often have you faced a situation where you were dealing with a difficult steel connection, that was not covered by the books? How often have you thought about optimizing a non-standard steel connection? Do you have to provide detailed model information in less...
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EUROCODE DESIGN OF COMPOSITE CONCRETE BEAMS

Composite concrete beams of prefabricated elements and cast-in-place reinforced concrete slab are very popular in civil engineering practice. This article presents methods for the calculation of shear stresses in construction joint, and to evaluate the influence of...
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Footing with a connecting plate?

A lot of users is asking about the procedure how to model a footing with the connecting plate. We created for you the answer article in Frequently asked questions. Visit our Resource Center and discover all...
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Complex 3D welded joint designed and checked in minutes

Do you know that you could design, optimize and check the 3D truss joint in minutes, for the free and only thing that you need is internet connection and smartphone? Just try it, a quick check at the field or construction site. That is a dream of a structural...
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BIM link between IDEA StatiCa Beam and Advance Design

The load cases are exported from Advance Design as user defined internal forces to IDEA StatiCa Beam. Each defined section along the beam is assessed for all extreme combinations in compliance with EC. The analysis is based on incremental time dependent analysis with...
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How to design and check haunches in steel connections?

This article presents experimental and numerical results of six specimens of haunches with and without flanges. One of the lessons learned is that the design of the haunch without a flange in steel connection is complicated because of possible plate buckling. Read...
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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