Stress / Strain analysis provides the resistance of each connection component in terms of strength. Von-mises stress and strain contours are displayed along with detailed checks.
Buckling analysis is a tool for investigating if stability requirements are met. The software calculates the critical factors and displays the deformed shape of the connection no matter how complex this is
Stiffness analysis classifies each connected member in terms of stiffness. A connected member can be classified as rigid, pinned, or semi-rigid. Moment-rotation curves are displayed, and the designer can also estimate the initial or secant stiffness of the member, in order to account for its influence in the global analysis model according to the code requirements.
Capacity design is indispensable for steel structures located in seismic regions. Designers can verify, that plastic hinges will be formed where they are expected with the visualization of plastic strain concentration.
How much can I increase the applied load without failure? Easy… our joint resistance analysis will calculate how much can you increase the applied stress vector (N, Vy, Vz ,Mx, My, Mz) to reach the ultimate connection capacity.
Check results are reflected on the 3D connection model with colors that denote how much is the component in question utilized, or even if it fails. The designer can spot the weak parts in his design with a single glance.