Peace of mind for your projects
Proven, reliable calculations
We work closely with numerous universities to test and verify IDEA StatiCa results to give you peace of mind that your designs are complete, accurate, and in accordance with major global design codes.
Unique CBFEM method for steel
IDEA StatiCa was the first to combine the traditional Component method (equations) with FEM analysis. The new method is called Component-based Finite Element Method (CBFEM) and has been thoroughly tested in close cooperation with two technical universities and HILTI.
Unique CSFM method for concrete
IDEA StatiCa Concrete section checks have been validated thoroughly by numerous comparison calculations. Working closely with the university ETH Zurich, we have also created and tested a method called Compatible Stress Field Method (CSFM) for the design of discontinuities.
REAL-LIFE PROJECTS WITH IDEA STATICA
394-foot (120-meter) St-Jacques street overpass, Montreal, Canada
10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, UK
The Jakarta International Velodrome, Indonesia
Retrofit of a reinforced concrete arch bridge, Czech Republic
Facade connections at Midland Metropolitan hospital, UK
You do not have to be a FEA expert
You model the connection as you do in a CAD application. IDEA StatiCa puts the analytical model together, in the background, taking into account all the forces and interactions. You get precise checks, results of stress/strain, stiffness, and buckling analysis. It also checks bolts, welds, and concrete block. This is the software for steel connection design that works for you.
We involve third-party experts in all phases of the product development cycle – from primary research of methods and testing prototypes to validation and verification of the actual results coming from the software. Our key partners include ETH Zurich, Czech Technical University in Prague, and HILTI.
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We are now looking for a research partner to continue and deepen the verification and validation of the CBFEM approach according to the AISC standards as well as to further develop and improve the underlying material models.
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