Alongside many more improvements and features, the new IDEA StatiCa version 20.1 introduced in October 2020 brought a brand-new BETA application for reinforced concrete design – Concrete Member. With this app, you can model, reinforce, and code-check a critical concrete
IDEA StatiCa is continuously spreading its wings into new regions and countries. Just recently, the British Annex was implemented to support concrete structure design and code-check. Below we provide a brief overview of the supported concrete codes and annexes in
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.
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.