New Capacity design analysis type replaces the current Member capacity design. The new analysis is capable of code-check joints in seismic areas all around the world because it provides a high-level customization. The Dissipative item operation is added in which members or plates with applied overstrength factor are selected. Also, the strain-hardening factor can be customized. The occurrence of a plastic hinge can be analyzed and proofed. Capacity design analysis is provided for all available codes (EN, AISC, CISC, AS, SP).
SLS check of cross-section local deformation for hollow members.
The Russian steel design code SP 16 for steel-to-steel joints was implemented. Components bolts, preloaded bolts and welds are checked according to SP 16 including detailing. Detailing check for bolts was implemented too.
Steel grades, bolt grades, and typical Russian steel cross-sections are now listed in the library.
Stiffener can be added automatically to welded cross-sections too. The stiffener itself changes its dimensions according to the smaller flange now.
Welding of hollow section members on each other (by means of bounding box method). Even different thicknesses can be welded together.
Mitre cut for stiffening members – stiffening member can be cut and welded on both sides in one mitre cut manufacturing operation.
Hollow member cut by a plate – for the gusset plates, the true contour is cut into the hollow member now.
A lot of effort was put to improve BIM workflows, towards better detection of the welds. In the version 10.0, welds longitudinal to the beam are imported correctly in frame joints.
The BIM link with SAP2000 was updated so that the current version of SAP2000 21.0 is fully supported now.
Steel member is a brand-new application which takes the Component-based finite element method from IDEA StatiCa Connection and applies it on a bigger scale – to whole parts of a structure: members, columns and frames.
The application is aiming to analyze the beam buckling and lateral-torsional buckling phenomena considering the real influence of the end and intermediate joints. Engineers will perform the basic beam stability analysis in FEA applications still in a way that they are used to. IDEA StatiCa Steel Member will allow a more precise analysis of atypical or complicated members.
IDEA StatiCa 10.0 brings a BETA version of IDEA StatiCa Steel Member for structural analysis and design of bar members (beams, columns, diagonals, etc.) to demonstrate the calculation possibilities. BETA version is not publicly available, but if you are interested to receive a BETA testing pack (a tutorial, an explanatory video and a feedback form), contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org