UK office of IDEA StatiCa s.r.o.
Email: info@ideastatica.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3579 9397

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.

IStructE online course – Advanced analysis types for Steel Connections

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.
Learning outcomes
  • 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)


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