The BETA version of IDEA StatiCa was a hit! It instantly becomes one of the most launched IDEA StatiCa applications. Based on the user feedback, we have improved various GUI and checking features.
Together with the university teams, we have finished the majority of verification and validation work. IDEA StatiCa Member MNA and LBA analyses are correctly tested in multiple experiments and examples. GMNIA analysis verification and validation for hot-rolled section members was tested as well. However, we must admit that the verification process is enormously laborious, and the job for welded section members is still in operation.
IDEA StatiCa 20 brings an improved version of IDEA StatiCa Member so that structural engineers can properly handle buckling and stability issues in varying complexity of steel projects.
To support smooth workflows, we implemented BIM links with several FEA applications – SAP 2000, ETABS, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis, RFEM/RSTAB, and AxisVM.
Global and local buckling simulated in IDEA StatiCa Member BETA
IDEA StatiCa Member is automatically available to all users with IDEA StatiCa Steel license, edition Enhanced. More information, tutorials, sample projects, and a lot more can be found on our web page for Structural Engineers.
Buckling of a frame in IDEA StatiCa Member BETA
Manufacturing operations in the previous version of the Member application were limited. From now on, the full designing potential is provided with five new manufacturing operations such as the cut of a member, cut of a plate, stiffening member, general weld, and transversal stiffener.
IDEA StatiCa Member manufacturing operations.