Steel connection design resistance (EN)
1 New project
Let’s launch IDEA StatiCa Connection (download the newest version) and open the project file for this tutorial.
2 Stress and strain analysis
To see the difference between the two types of analyses, let's perform the stress/strain analysis first. Calculate the model - use the button on the top ribbon.
You can directly see the overall results of the stress/strain analysis displayed in the upper left corner of the scene.
3 Joint design resistance
Copy the project item first to save the previous work and change the analysis type to DR (Joint design resistance) for the new project item (Connection 2).
Now run the analysis by the command Calculate in the top ribbon.
Proceed to the Check tab and Joint design resistance in the result tables. The application calculated the factor (percentage) of the applied load to reach the design resistance of the connection. Under the table, the load path is displayed.
For a better understanding of the results, see the Theoretical Background.