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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.

 

New Features Concrete 20.1

Release notes IDEA StatiCa Concrete 20.1

The new version of IDEA StatiCa is here! 
We’re excited to announce another batch of new features and improvements to enhance the design of your concrete projects. 

No matter how complex your concrete project is, IDEA StatiCa delivers:

– Complete code-checks

– Advanced analysis types

– The unlimited topology of cross-sections and reinforcement layout

– All 2D concrete details

– Reports that get the project done

Our users currently do this through separate applications – Detail, RCS, and Beam. We are thrilled to introduce you to a brand new application in IDEA StatiCa Concrete – Member.  It will unify all the design and code-checks of all reinforced concrete members in one place, integrated into your FEA software. Member will be available in BETA for all users with any concrete license of IDEA StatiCa.

Besides this whole new app, you can find improvements in our code-checking engines:

– Partially loaded areas

– Fatigue check

We hope you will enjoy all our new features and improvements and would love to hear your feedback anytime. 

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Concrete Member BETA

Release 20.1 holds a brand new application for Concrete design – Concrete Member BETA. Model, reinforce, and code-check a critical concrete member in minutes. 

Geometry

The user can now easily design and assess spatial reinforced concrete structure consisted of 1-D elements, beams and columns. In the future, it will be possible to analyze structural 3-D members of any topology.

Load

The load can be applied in the direction of any member axis via the line load. Endpoints of related members can be subjected to point forces (and moments) that represent nodal forces obtained from global analysis.

Reinforcement

Using our well-known dialog, the user can design longitudinal reinforcement and stirrups in each member. The predefined templates can speed up the whole process of reinforcement design. Every group of longitudinal reinforcement, as well as stirrups, can be easily edited in the Property window. 

You can define several reinforcement zones along the length of the member and create a complicated reinforcement layout including various spacing of the stirrups and longitudinal reinforcing bars lengths.

Analysis

Several different analysis types will be available for one structural model. Currently, only Linear analysis can be performed, but other types of analysis will be implemented in the following releases.  

Four types of analyses will be available to analyze concrete members. Now, a linear analysis can be run in Concrete Member Beta, the other three types of analyses are in development or in the stage of their final tunning. 

  • Linear analysis (LA): implemented in Concrete Member Beta
  • Geometrically and materially non-linear analysis, including thermal analysis (GMNA): in development
  • Compatible stress field method 2D (CSFM 2D): developed/improving (CSFM is available in IDEA StatiCa Detail)
  • Compatible stress field method 3D (CSFM 3D): in development
Section Check

After linear analysis, the user can run a detailed section check using the application RCS, which automatically chooses the most utilized sections on analyzed members and assess them.

IDEA StatiCa Detail

Reinforcement in partially loaded areas

Partially loaded areas are appreciated by a lot of structural engineers dedicated to pre-cast and bridge structures where huge concentrated forces can occur. Partially loaded areas were implemented in the previous version of IDEA StatiCa and version 20.1 brings an enhancement of this functionality. 

Now, you can design the reinforcement in the partially loaded area in a more effective way. The reinforcing bars are the part of the CSFM model and the bond between concrete and bars is treated as perfect. 

IDEA STATICA RCS

Fatigue check

In previous releases when assessing concrete for fatigue, the stress in the concrete was calculated based on the parabolic-rectangular stress-strain diagram. 

According to Eurocode the tensile strength of concrete shall be ignored and a linear stress-strain relationship for concrete under compression shall be used. Now for fatigue verification, we use the same stress-strain diagrams as in SLS checks, i.e., an unlimited linear stress-strain diagram.

BIM Links

Versions of applications supported by IDEA StatiCa 20.1 (Concrete)

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