Weld checks specifics as per Eurocode (EN) and Indian Standard (IS)

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To comply with the standards and to provide safety of the design, the strength value considered in the code check of welds is newly calculated from the strength value of the parent steel for EN and IS standards and the weld material itself.

Weld strength fu (EN, IS) is taken as a minimum from:

  • fu of connected plate 1
  • fu of connected plate 2
  • fu of welding material selected in manufacturing operation


For other standards (AISC, CSA, AS, SP, GB, HKG), the strength is taken from the weld electrode.


Updated in Expert and Enhanced edition of IDEA StatiCa Steel.

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