Peikko Slovakia is a branch of Peikko Group located in Kráľová nad Váhom, Slovakia. Peikko Slovakia disposes not only of structural engineering office but production capacities specializing in DELTABEAM products.
Peikko Group Corporation is a family-owned company founded in 1965. It is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. It has a net of sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in twelve countries.
We used IDEA StatiCa Connection for the design of DELTABEAM endplates, the design of stiffeners of complicated joints, and splicing connections of steel sections.
Maybe the most important feature and also the reason why we purchased IDEA StatiCa Connection is the design of bolted endplates. With the CBFEM calculation method, we are able to optimize the thickness of plates. That is very useful for us because such an endplate is almost impossible to design based on EC design code. This method takes into account the real „behavior“ of the endplate, which means, e.g., increase of forces in bolts due to prying effects, which is a correct assumption.
Structural Engineer – Peikko Slovakia