Steel design - EuroCode 3 and ANSI/AISC 360-10

  • Ημερομηνία: 05/12/2014

The geometric data, mainly segments, are inserted directly in drawing mode, or by tracing a DXF or DWG file. With a user fiendly interface in several languages (italian, german, english etc) the definition of even complex structures is simple. 

Based on the refined analysis results, the required code checks of the steel members can be conveniently evaluated based on the following standards:

                   Eur Stand

The following National Annexes (NA) are available for the European Standard:

ConSteel implemented an Intelligent Design Procedure (IDP) for the most efficient steel structural design. The IDP automatically identifies the proper design situation with all the necessary code check formulas and parameters based on the cross section, member and complete model results and design attributes. After the evaluation a single dominant utilization value at every point of the structural model is selected from all of the combinations and necessary code checks giving a transparent and accurate view about the structural performance.


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Cross section check

Design procedure of ConSteel identifies the design attributes of the cross section (type, shape, loading, and class of the section) and the section components (type, stress distribution, class) and defines the section evaluation accordingly.
Section classification is automatically determined with the consideration of each section components (flange, web etc.). In case of class 4 sections, ConSteel generates the effective section based on the overall normal stress distribution.

Stability design

Stability is one of the most important, but also most complicated, design situation, therefore ConSteel provides a multilevel solution method for the safe and economic results.

General stability method according to the EN 1993-1-1 6.3.4
  • Based on the global buckling analysis overall stability method for the complete or partial model
  • All the possible complex buckling types can be checked
  • Quick and accurate estimates for the buckling sensitive parts of the structure

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Member check according to the EN 1993-1-1 6.3.1, 6.3.2 and 6.3.3
  • Member level stability check for single or group of members
  • Evaluation of pure and interactive buckling cases
  • Manual or eigenmode analysis-based automatic definition of the design parameters (effective lengths, torsional lengths, moment gradient factors)
  • Intelligent identification of the different design cases considering the loading and the restraints, supports and connecting members along the member length

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Steel design according to AISC

Ultimate limit state design of steel structures can be performed according to the ANSI/AISC 360-10 standard's LRFD method.

Design procedure of ConSteel identifies the design situation and evaluates the members accordingly.
  • Design of members and sets of members for tension, compression, shear, bending, combined internal forces and torsion
  • Automatic section classification (compact, noncompact and slender)
  • Stability analysis:
                -Buckling: according to the Direct Analysis Method or Effective length method

                -Lateral torsional buckling

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ERGOCAD LTD is the official and exclusive distributor and support center of Consteel in Greece and Cyprus.