logo
UK office of IDEA StatiCa s.r.o.
Email: info@ideastatica.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3579 9397

About IDEA StatiCa

We develop software for structural engineers and detailers. Our development team researches, tests, and applies new methods of analyzing the behaviour of structures and their members. Based on this, we created IDEA StatiCa – software that enables engineers to work faster, evaluate requirements of the national code thoroughly, and use the optimal amount of material. For us, creating software is a way to contribute to making every new construction around the world safer and cheaper.

Category: Technical articles

IDEA-StatiCa-UK-Buckling
Technical articles

Buckling needs critical thinking!

Buckling is a sudden change in the shape of a structural component under load, says Wikipedia. When imagined, this is definitely a nightmare to experience. For both, the user of the structure and the engineers responsible for design. Still, buckling

Read More »
Technical articles

Plugging IDEA StatiCa into the fabrication process

Since the first introduction in the UK in 2015, IDEA StatiCa has transformed the way that Steel Fabricators design steel connections, especially those who are involved in large and complex structures. Through our support services we had the opportunity to

Read More »
News

Welded steel connections – to worry or not to worry?

Welds and bolts are the most difficult elements in the design of steel connections. Excel spreadsheets very often simplify their calculation. Modeling them in general FEM programs is complicated because these programs do not offer the predefined sets of elements.

Read More »
Technical articles

Code checking of a box girder diaphragm according to Eurocode

At IDEA StatiCa, we don’t simply improve the structural design methods, we reinvent them! Our IDEA StatiCa Detail application is able to analyze and design any concrete discontinuity region using the new method CSFM (Continuous Stress Field Method) that eliminates the shortcomings and simplifications of the strut and tie analogy.

Read More »
Technical articles

Truss joint design with open sections

Taking a closer look at the design of truss joints, composed solely from open sections, based on David Brown’s article at the NSC issue of January, and comparing the results with an IDEA StatiCa model.

Read More »
Technical articles

Curved shear wall design with IDEA StatiCa RCS

In this article, we are presenting a case study of IDEA StatiCa RCS through a real project from one of our customers, which although relatively small-scaled, presents the designer with several challenges that make the calculation of internal forces complex, with the biggest one being the curved concrete walls. The design of such elements usually involves a lot of assumptions, engineering judgment, and a combination of hand calculations with dedicated software that would still not provide complete insight and code compliance.

Read More »
Technical articles

Steel joints with PFCs: problem solved!

Among other unique advantages, IDEA StatiCa provided a complete solution to a problem that existed for many years: connections that incorporate PFC sections (Parallel Flange Channels – or UPN in Eurocodes)

Read More »
Technical articles

When a “simple” steel connection is actually not so simple!

Since the first launch of IDEA StatiCa 4 years ago, it became very clear that this new technology was about to revolutionize the way that structural engineers design steel connections, since it was (and is) the only software in the world that provides total freedom in the topology and loading of the joint.

Read More »