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 CSFM method (Continuous Stress Field Method) that eliminates the shortcomings and simplifications of the strut and tie analogy.
To facilitate the initial design of the reinforcement, you can use a topology optimization, which is based on the energy principle, to find the material distribution with a minimal potential energy. This approach determines directly the shape and helps correctly create the model of strut and tie analogy.
Read more in this very interesting verification by our team of experts.