Connection Wednesdays – April 3rd, 2019

Connection Wednesdays – Focus on buckling

How often have you faced a situation when you were dealing with a complex project topology, difficult steel connections, unconventional structural stability situation or something else not covered by books? Join our Wednesdays’ regular webinars and find out more about our software and its breakthrough CBFEM technology.

During the webinar, you will see an explanation of buckling results in IDEA StatiCa. Together, we will take a trip through buckling shapes and factors of the critical load. Let´s look at the issue of local and global buckling and also thin-walled members. Maybe it’s time to start playing with the connections, not to fight them.

On Wednesdays, we run two same sessions: the first at 11:00 CEST (Prague time, UTC+2), followed by another one at 12:00 PM EDT (New York time, UTC-4). Register below and join the session that fits your day.

Join our experienced Product Engineers and calculate yesterday’s estimates!

Join the webinar series and learn about:
  • Buckling analysis
  • Clarification of buckling results (buckling shapes, factor of the critical load, local and global buckling)
  • Thin walled connections and it’s buckling behavior
  • Tips and tricks for more effective design in IDEA StatiCa Connection
David Kucera
Product Engineer
IDEA StatiCa
Vit Hurcik
Product Engineer
IDEA StatiCa

Thanks to one of our customers – Severstal company, we will present their project from Russia in the first part. Key clients of Severstal are mine companies engaged in mining and processing of coal, iron ore, uranium ore, non-ferrous metals, and non-metallic minerals. They cooperate on projects such as plant for the production of liquefied gas – Yamal LNG or Kingisepp Ammonia. Model of the presented connection was created in Tekla Structures and we will reinforce and finish the model to pass the check by code. In this project, we will also clarify the issues associated with buckling.
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Customer project – Severstal joint and buckling check
Import of the joint from Tekla, finishing the model design to pass the code-check. In this project, we will also clarify the issues associated with buckling.
Helpdesk highlight – Buckling behavior of thin-walled frame joint
In the second part of the webinar, we are going to share a helpdesk highlight about thin-walled members.