Jo Gijbels from IDEA StatiCa Belgium was on the jury last month judging an interesting Master thesis about IDEA Connect and the comparison versus the NBN EN 1993-1-8 code.

The students compared results from IDEA Connect with manual calculations according to the NBN EN 1993-1-8 and the results were almost the same with only a difference of 2%. For more info about this thesis, you can email to