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, September 13th

Calculation of steel joint design resistance – reinvented!

Structural engineers usually design steel connections / joints so that they are able to carry the known design load. But it is also useful to know how far the design is from the limit state, or else, how big is the reserve in the design and how safe it is. This can be done very easily with the new type of analysis in IDEA StatiCa Connection  – Joint design resistance. 

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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.

Bridge load rating with IDEA StatiCa

Bridge load rating can be a very challenging and time-consuming task during the bridge preservation process, especially when reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges are assessed. IDEA StatiCa can help you with such problem. Look what workflow was chosen by one of...
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More efficiency with templates

A complex steel joint? A lot of manufacturing operations? Be efficient and define a template! You can apply it to the new project, share it with others and speed up your workflow....
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Horizontal anchoring of a massive steel beam

Structural design and code-check of hundreds of steel connections – online, in seconds and for free! Check this example of horizontal anchoring of a massive steel beam into a concrete column with an asymmetric position - this is also possible with IDEA Cloud...
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Check of the shear at the interface between composite parts of concrete section?

Yes, we can! Stress check at the interface between composite parts of the cross-section with consideration of interface type and reinforcement crossing the interface. For improved economy, the check includes the effect of self-weight of composite...
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Do you know about the impact of the connection stiffness on the internal forces?

The stiffness of the connection has a major impact on the internal forces. Do you know why? Are you familiar with the classification of the connection? See the Introduction to the stiffness!      ...
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The complicated 3D joint from hollow sections? AISC check?

Structural design and code-check of hundreds of steel connections – online, in seconds, for free! Check this example of this truss 3D joint from hollow sections by AISC code check! IDEA Cloud...
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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