Loved by architects, dreaded by manufacturers. Connections of hollow steel sections can be a real nightmare but when successfully designed, they manage to civilize the coldness of steel structures. Steel is a great material for creating bearing structures. No doubt
Structural engineers have to balance their load-bearing structure designs to be economical and safe. Nowadays, they need to deal with more and more slender and subtle structures either due to saving costs or satisfying architectural requirements. Introduction What goes through
In modern building construction, transverse openings in reinforced concrete beams are often provided for the passage of utility ducts and pipes. These ducts are necessary in order to accommodate essential services such as water supply, electricity, telephone, and computer network.
What made the most realistic connection model behave even more realistically? Until version 21 was released, there were not many ways to model the steel member connections more realistically than using the IDEA StatiCa application. But still, there were situations
A huge part of the energy which Structural Engineers spend on their projects is dedicated to time management. There is never enough time to do all the necessary work. And every time-saving practice in everyday routine is greatly appreciated. Let
IDEA StatiCa cooperates with professor Walter Kaufmann and his team at ETH Zurich on verification and validation of its concrete applications since 2016. In January 2021, professor Kaufmann published on the ETH website a blog post related to truss models.