Release notes Detail version 10

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Introduction

We are happy to release a new version of IDEA StatiCa Concrete. Version 10.0 is another enhancement of the design process focused on beams, cross-sections, walls, dapped ends, openings, hangings, brackets and other concrete details. Highlights of this version are:

  • Rebar optimization for IDEA StatiCa Detail
  • New templates for defining diaphragms

All of this with precise checks of concrete and reinforcement strength, stresses and strains. Everything that the code requires, with results clearly visualized for better understanding of the structural behavior.

Calculate yesterday’s estimates!

Based on a unique Continuous stress field method (CSFM), IDEA StatiCa Detail is bringing complex structural design and code-check into daily work of concrete engineers. While the previous release improved the calculation capabilities, this one is focused on material optimization and time-savings for structural engineers.

Rebar optimization

The optimization rebar tool enables to define optimal area of reinforcements and helps engineers to design the reinforcements with maximal utilization. We use to optimization only ultimate limit state combinations. Bilinear stress-strain diagram of reinforcement material with plastic branch allows maximal utilization of rebars. Using the checkboxes, we can select what we want to optimize – one group of bars, all longitudinal rebars or all groups of bars. When we select optimization of one group of bars only (Fig. 1), the calculation runs for this group and all the other diameters are not considered.

Fig. 1: Optimization of one group of bars

Another option is to optimize all the longitudinal rebars (Fig. 2) of the detail, wall or beam at once. In this case, user has to be aware of the fact that the group of bars are optimized together – due to interaction among reba groupsr, the resultant utilization can be different to the utilization of only one group of bars.

Rebar optimization

Fig. 2: Optimization of all longitudinal rebars

New templates of diaphragms

New templates introduce faster way of creating standardly used bridge diaphragms. You can use the new templates of box girder diaphragm, multi-cell box girder diaphragm, indirectly supported double tee bridge and directly supported double tee bridge. These templates contain loads in the form of shear and torsion from the permanent and variable load cases, which are transferred through the walls of the box girder cross-section.

Fig. 4: New templates of diaphragms in IDEA StatiCa Detail and corresponding default reinforcement

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