Summer Series - Workflows for preloaded bolts

Join the webinar and learn about

  • Structural design of connections with preloaded bolts
  • Different categories of bolted steel connections
  • Modeling preloaded bolts in IDEA StatiCa
  • ULS and SLS checks of preloaded bolts to ensure design safety
  • Eurocode provisions and code-checks for preloaded bolts


Vit Hurcik
Vit Hurcik
Product Engineer
IDEA StatiCa
Preloaded bolts are a common way to connect steel members. Steel connections with preloaded bolts have significant design advantages - higher stiffness, higher slip resistance, better fatigue performance, and more. On the other hand, preloading brings extra demands for safety and code-compliance.

Join our Summer Series webinar and find out how IDEA StatiCa deals with the design of connections with preloaded bolts of varying topologies while keeping you in on the safe side defined by the Eurocode.

Example 1 – splice connection design

We will model, load, and check a connection from the "B" category of bolted connections – slip resistance at the serviceability state. We will also create a full design report for this connection.

Example 2 – code-check of a bracing joint

In this example, we will create a connection according to the rules for the "C" category of bolted connections – slip resistance at the ultimate state. Then we will code-check the connection and interpret the results generated in the report. 

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