AISC Verification studies of steel connection design in IDEA StatiCa

    Webinar date:

  • 2022-10-26T00:00:00.0000000Z
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Join the webinar and learn about

  • Comparisons between IDEA StatiCa and calculations from the AISC Specification
  • Structural design of several steel connection types examined
  • Explanation of code checks and assumptions of IDEA StatiCa


Mark D. Denavit, Ph.D., P.E.
Mark D. Denavit, Ph.D., P.E. Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee
Andrea Castelo
Andrea Castelo Product Engineer
David Eckrote
David Eckrote Director
This webinar will introduce the results of a series of verification studies completed at the University of Tennessee. These verifications compared results from IDEA StatiCa to traditional calculations used in practice in the US. You will learn more about the process as well as discuss the results.

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The traditional calculations were based on the provisions of the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and guidance from the AISC Steel Construction Manual and design guides. 

A variety of connection types were examined, including single plate shear connections, extended end-plate moment connections, base plate connections, bolted wide flange splice connections, beam-over-column connections, bracket plate connections, and T-stub connections.

For these common structural steel connection types with established design procedures, the available strength obtained from IDEA StatiCa correlates well with traditional calculations per the AISC Specification with differences primarily on the conservative side.

Speaker’s bio

Mark Denavit is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and previously worked as a design engineer at Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates, Ltd. in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is an active member of several technical committees in the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction as well as a professional engineer in the state of Georgia.

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