When: Wednesday, 7th Dec 2022, 14:00am – 14:30am (GMT)
Participation: Paid, registration required
This webinar in cooperation with the IStructE, aims to introduce the participant to advanced types of analysis for steel connections available in the context of CBFEM, such as buckling, stiffness, joint resistance, capacity (seismic design) and fatigue. You will see practical applications of these methods through IDEA StatiCa software and various worked examples.
CBFEM (Component-Based Finite Element Method) is the latest technology for the design of steel connections that has bridged a big gap between the standard Component method (adopted in design guidance such as the Eurocodes) and advanced Finite Element (FE) analysis.
When using the CBFEM, various components of a joint are modelled using FE. Besides the obvious advantages of the underlying FE methodology, like modelling of complex connection geometries and the application of multiple load combinations under equilibrium, a handful of other useful types of analyses become possible – such as buckling, stiffness, joint resistance and capacity.
This course aims to provide an overall understanding of the basic principles and rationale behind these analysis types. Practical application of these methods will be demonstrated through IDEA StatiCa software and various worked examples.
- A basic introduction to the CBFEM principles (materially non-linear stress – strain analysis)
- Buckling analysis (linear eigenvalue bifurcation analysis)
- Joint resistance analysis (finding the ultimate strength of a connection)
- Stiffness analysis (determination and classification acc. to the code)
- Capacity design (seismic design of dissipative zones)
- Fatigue design (determination of stresses range)