UK office of IDEA StatiCa s.r.o.
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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.

IDEA StatiCa Webinar – Castellated Beams

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In this webinar, we discuss how castellated beam geometries are subject to several limitations that can easily be avoided by applying advanced design methodologies readily accessible in currently available tools

Castellated beams are widely used structural elements. The obvious advantage offered by their openings is that utilities and services can pass through them without increasing the overall floor height. As such, they can be easily hidden in the ceiling, leading to an aesthetically pleasing result.
However, this convenience comes with a cost. The available calculation tools and manufacturing datasheets have geometric limitations due to the underlying calculation methods. In this webinar we will discuss the recent advancements in this field and how the novel CBFEM can be applied to tackle almost any limitation safely. We will explore the available modelling options for the introduction of boundary conditions and their impact on the analysis results. Lastly, we will explore the available types of analysis and their range of application. Specifically, material non-linear (MNA) analysis, geometrically material non-linear analysis with imperfections (GMNIA) and lastly the eigenvalue stability analysis.

Learn more about:

  • Overcoming the design limitations of current methodologies for castellated beam design.
  • Types of non-linear analyses. When and how to use them.
  • The importance of accurate boundary condition for such configurations.

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