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 walls, beams and details – reinvented!

 

Structural design and code-check of concrete walls, beams and details of any topology. Thorough analysis and clear output in minutes!

concrete

Reinforce all your concrete details!

 

Automatic identification of optimal reinforcement layout for given loads and supports. DXF import of any shape. Overall check according to the code.

 

Welcome to IDEA StatiCa

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

Steel Webinar – October 23, 2019

IDEA StatiCa Member – Solution for buckling

IDEA StatiCa 10.1 brings a BETA version of IDEA StatiCa Member, a brand new application of Steel product line dedicated to structural design and code-check of steel members (beams, columns, diagonals, etc.).

Join our webinar and see how you can benefit from using the IDEA StatiCa Member application.

 

Design and code-check 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 EN/AISC/CISC/AU/SP 16 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.

 

Reinforcement and code-check of concrete walls, beams, and details

IDEA StatiCa Detail reinforces and checks all types of walls, beams, and details (in 2D) such as dapped ends, openings, hangings, brackets, diaphragms, frame joints and many more. We provide clear pass / fail checks of ULS and SLS according to the code with complete report and bill of material. The most effective position of reinforcement is identified automatically. IDEA StatiCa Detail uses finite element analysis to break the limits of the standard design approach.  

 

  • Non-linear analysis performed in the background.
  • Stress and strain determined by modified compression field theory.
  • Reinforcement results based on tension chord model.
  • Crack width and deflection checks. Compression softening.
  • Tension stiffening.
  • Results verified by ETH Zurich.

 

 

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.

 

Export any steel joint from Tekla Structures to IDEA StatiCa in a minute

The new free plugin for Tekla Structures allows you to export seamlessly a steel connection from this software to IDEA StatiCa, in order to perform the analysis & design according to the codes – even for the most complex connection.

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Dispersed reinforcement speeds up your concrete calculations

Dispersed reinforcement for walls is one of the new features introduced in the new IDEA StatiCa version 10.1. Especially for members with dense reinforcement or for large models, it brings a significant decrease in the calculation time.

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Comparing results of a real experiment, FEA software, and IDEA StatiCa

We joined a research project of experimental validation of the reinforced concrete corbel strengthened using unbonded tendons via CSFM calculation method used in IDEA StatiCa and in addition we compared it with results provided by midas FEA software. All three verification approaches reported very similar values in all monitored parameters.

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Webinar: IDEA StatiCa Member – Solution for buckling

IDEA StatiCa Member is a newbie to the family of our products. Available in the BETA version, it provides a solution for one of the blank spots in the structural engineering software processes – structural design and code-check of steel members (beams, columns, diagonals, etc.).

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Technologies meet structural engineering on a new conference in Brno

To what extent goes somehow conservative structural engineering together with progressive technologies? Answer to this question ran like a breadcrumb trail through the most of the topics of the new conference “Structural Engineering & Technologies” held last week in Brno.

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Connection Wednesdays – Common rookie mistakes on steel joints

Join our regular Connection Wednesday webinar and take a look with us look into some of the common rookie mistakes in IDEA StatiCa Connection, based on a real example we have received through our support channel. 

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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