Steel connection design – reinvented
A novel way to design and check all steel connections according to the code, in minutes.
IDEA StatiCa Connection
2D frames & trusses
3D frames & trusses
IDEA StatiCa Connection can design all types of welded or bolted connections, base plates, footing and anchoring. It provides precise checks, results of strength, stiffness and buckling analysis of a steel joint. Bolts, welds and concrete blocks are checked according to EC/AISC. Templates for most-used connections are available as well as wide range of predefined hot rolled and sheet welded members.
No limits in how many connections there are in the joint and how they are put together. Shape is defined by project requirements, not by software capabilities.
All forces are analyzed. The overall check of the joint takes into account interactions between all the beams and connections. Engineers stay on the safe side all the time.
The whole design and check process is kept short enough to be a part of everyday work of structural engineers and fabricators all around the world.
IDEA StatiCa Connection provides
According to various national design
FE model of steel joint is composed
Rotational or transversal stiffness of any
Member capacity design
Seismic check of non-dissipative
Local buckling effects and critical load
Design joint resistance
Maximal possible loads, reserve in joint
Any topology – manufacturing operations
Any loading – all internal forces from 3D global analysis
Base plate – N, My, Mz
3D loaded joint
End plate – My, Mz, Vy, Vz
3D simulation of a steel joint
Steel joint is composed from plates, welds, bolts, contacts and can be anchored into concrete block. FEA model is generated
Steel structure can be anchored into concrete block. Base plate is in contact with concrete. Tension is taken by anchors, shear by bolts, friction or shear iron.