Did you know that you could use Consteel to design simple supported, continuous and over-lapped purlins systems, considering shear and rotational stiffness of attached roof sheeting?

Did you know that you could use Consteel to determine the critical temperature of a steel beam protected against fire with intumescent painting?

Did you know that you could use Consteel to design a hot-rolled crane beam considering the effect of code-prescribed load eccentricities?

Consteel offers a range of load combination filtering options, which can be applied based on limit states, load cases, and analysis and design results. By applying different series of filters, designers can streamline their workflow and reduce calculation time.

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This paper discusses a combination of best practices and procedures from recent work in Europe and the US, providing rational and economical calculations addressing the complexities associated with frame design using nonprismatic members. Recommendations are provided in the context of US design practice. A primary objective is to achieve maximum simplicity, transparency, and design speed while facilitating rigor of the underlying calculations. The paper provides several focused examples illustrating the recommended design verification procedures.

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In Consteel 16, we introduced the function of load combination filter. Filtering is possible based on the load combinations’ limit state, load cases, and corresponding analysis and design results. The goal is to create different sets for the different steps of the optimization and reduce calculation time while making sure that all the relevant load combinations are considered. Let’s see what a conscious design workflow looks like in practice!

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## Teil 1: Unterschiede bei der Stabilitätsausnutzung

Der Eurocode EN 1993-1-1 bietet grundsätzlich zwei Verfahren für den Stabilitätsnachweis von Stäben an:

(1) basierend auf Abminderungsfaktoren (Knickkurven) und

(2) basierend auf äquivalenten (eigenformaffinen) geometrischen Imperfektionen.

In diesem Artikel wird untersucht, wie sich diese beiden Methoden in Bezug auf die endgültige Stabauslastung Im Vergleich verhalten. Der Einfachheit halber betrachten wir nur eine einfache zentrisch beanspruchte Druckstütze, die auf Biegeknicken versagt. Für Fall (1) wird Kapitel 6.3.1 verwendet, während für Fall (2) angenommen wird, dass die Imperfektionen die Form der zum ersten Eigenwert gehörenden Knickfigur annehmen, und das entsprechende Kapitel ist 5.3.2 (11).

Offensichtlich sollten diese zwei Standardverfahren die gleiche Ausnutzung für das gleiche Problem ergeben. Dies ist jedoch im Allgemeinen bei weitem nicht der Fall.

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Consteel 14 is a powerful analysis and design software for structural engineers. Watch our video how to get started with Consteel.

Contents

• Build joint model based on the global model
• Bolted moment end-plate connection design
• Base plate connection design
• Apply connection stiffness in analysis

Consteel 14 is a powerful analysis and design software for structural engineers. Watch our video how to get started with Consteel.

Contents

• Set design parameters
• Perform cross section check
• Examine the design results in the Section Module
• Stability design according to the general method
• Member check – stability design for members
• Serviceability check