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News IDEA StatiCa 10.0


IDEA StatiCa Connection

Seismic check

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. Occurrence of a plastic hinge can be analyzed and proofed. Capacity design analysis is provided for all available codes (EN, AISC, CISC, AS, SP).

Hollow members local deformation check

SLS check of cross-section local deformation for hollow members.

SP – Russian design code

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.

Manufacturing operations

  • 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.

IDEA StatiCa Code-check manager

CAD links update

A lot of effort was put to improve BIM procedure in the way of better detection of the welds. In the version 10.0, welds longitudinal to the beam are imported correctly in frame joints.

FEA links update

The BIM link with SAP2000 was updated so that the current version of SAP2000 21.0 is fully supported now.


IDEA StatiCa Steel Member

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 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. If you are interested to receive a BETA testing pack (a tutorial, an explanatory video and a feedback form), contact us.



IDEA StatiCa Detail

Based on a unique Continuous stress field method (CSFM), IDEA StatiCa Detail is bringing complex structural design and code-check into daily work of concrete engineers. While the previous release improved the calculation capabilities, this one is focused on material optimization and time-savings for structural engineers.

Rebar optimization

The optimization of a rebars in the area of discontinuities or on the whole structure is not easy task due to iteration process. Bilinear stress-strain diagram of reinforcement material with plastic branch allows maximal utilization of rebars. The optimization process is going on the level of combinations for ultimate limit state. Using the checkboxes, we can select what we want to optimize – one group of bars, all longitudinal rebars, stirrups or all of them. When we select optimization of one group of bars only (Fig. 1), the calculation runs for this group and all the others are not considered.

Another option is to optimize all the longitudinal rebars (Fig. 2) of the detail,  wall or beam at once. In this case, user has to be aware of the fact that the group of bars are optimized together – due to interaction among reba groupsr, the resultant utilization can be different to the utilization of only one group of bars.

Third option is the optimization of shear reinforcement in the form of stirrups (Fig. 3) which is available only for 1D members and frame corner templates. Optimization procedure divides the detail into segments of maximum length of 1 meter and the algorithm is looking for an optimal distance of the stirrups in these segments.

New templates of diaphragms

New templates introduce faster way of creating standardly used bridge diaphragms. You can use the new templates of box girder diaphragm, multi-cell box girder diaphragm, two-way road diaphragm or two-lane highway diaphragm. These templates contain loads in the form of shear and torsion from the permanent and variable load cases, which are transferred through the walls of the box girder cross-section.



Input data from XML to IOM

IOM (IDEA open model) was extended by the data for check of the reinforced and prestressed cross-sections using RCS application. Interface of the program contains almost all data used in RCS application. At the same time, the library where the user can call the third-party applications and launch the checks and read the check results  was created. Results are in the IOM format.

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