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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.

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Connection Wednesdays – Stiffness classification

Connection Wednesdays - Stiffness classification webinar post
Connection stiffness is a crucial aspect of a structure’s design because, ultimately, the behavior of connected members should align with the assumptions initially made by the structure designer. 

Stiffness classification - rigid or semi-rigid?

In this webinar, we will briefly review the code requirements related to stiffness classification. Afterward, we will endeavor to design the connections of an actual frame that will be initially designed as moment resisting. We will employ a semi-rigid configuration and subsequently apply the predicted behavior to the global analysis structure. Throughout this process, we will explore common questions and assess their impact on the design.

A detailed solution in IDEA StatiCa Member

Finally, we will utilize the BIM tools provided within the IDEA StatiCa ecosystem to transfer the assessed beams into the app IDEA StatiCa Member. This will enable us to check every component and establish the most accurate deflection and moment values, which can then be compared with the results predicted by the equivalent code methodology and the impact of its underlying idealizations.
Stiffness graph diagram

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