New verification book for structural concrete design

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IDEA StatiCa and the CSFM solver inside is safe, accurate, and reliable. After years of experiments and verifications, the book "Compatible stress field design of structural concrete" prepared by Prof. Dr. Walter Kaufmann and his team has been published recently to prove the above statement.

IDEA StatiCa Concrete section checks have been validated thoroughly by numerous comparison calculations. Working closely with the team of university ETH Zurich led by Prof. Dr. Walter Kaufmann, we have created and tested a method called Compatible Stress Field Method (CSFM) for the design of discontinuities. 

The most important verification and validation examples of the cooperation between IDEA StatiCa and ETH Zurich were published in the book "COMPATIBLE STRESS FIELD DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL CONCRETE" which is now publicly available.

About the book

This publication presents the principles and validation of the Compatible Stress Field Method (CSFM). This new method can be used for the design and assessment of any concrete structure subjected to in-plane loading and is particularly suited for the dimensioning of “discontinuity regions” such as corbels, deep beams, walls with openings, dapped beam-ends, and frame corners. The CSFM  represents a significant step forward for structural engineering practice, as it allows the efficient checking of all design code provisions, including serviceability, load-deformation and deformation capacity aspects even for concrete members with complex geometry. The method is based on Finite Element Analysis and uses only basic material parameters employed in standard structural concrete design.

The results of the CSFM for a set of verification examples are presented and discussed, during which the influence of the main parameters of the method and its underlying models are also covered. The results are compared to a wide range of analytical solutions, design code provisions and experimental results, and show good agreement with all of them.

Find out more about the authoring team and the book content

CSFM Book – Compatible stress field design of structural concrete

How to get the book

The hardcopy of the book can be obtained on various events and meetups with the IDEA StatiCa team.

The ebook (PDF) version can be bought on Payhip.  


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Ebook60 EUR +VAT70% discount