AISC 360-10 Examples

Design Examples of AISC 360-10 Examples from Design Examples of AISC (official version 14.1) are modeled in Femap and calculated with SDC Verifier. These examples demonstrate that SDC Verifier calculations according to ANSI/AISC LRFD 360-10 standard is valid. It is possible to download the Femap model and SDC Verifier project for […]

Eurocode3 Member Checks

The Eurocode3 rules estimate the risk of global and local buckling limits of the steel beam members with a classification based method. For the explanation of the checking procedure with the SDC Verifier software the beam member below is used.

DIN15018 Fatigue

Fatigue criteria Fatigue is a progressive structural damage of materials under cyclic loads. Most of engineering failures are caused by Fatigue that is why it is very important to perform a Fatigue Check. In SDC Verifier 2 methods are implemented: — the stress difference method — the stress difference method […]


Four checks accroding to EN280/13001 were performed for Crane: Static strength, Static strength for welds, Fatigue check and Fatigue check for welds.

ISO 19902

For checking of large (offshore) lattice structures according to ISO 19902 the joints and members need to be recognized in the standard FEA model.

ABS 2004 and 2014 Comparison

SDC Verifier implements 2 different ABS plate buckling checks: Guide for Buckling and Ultimate Stress Assessment for Offshore Structures, APRIL 2004 (Updated February 2012): ABS 2004 Rules for Building and Classing Floating Product Installations, July 2014: ABS 2014 There are 3 small differences in calculation of Ultimate Strength Limit. Buckling […]

Recognition Tools

The most important requirement for structures is safety. To avoid an incident with construction collapse it should be verified according to a standard. Perform checking according to standard is the quite complicated procedure. Besides the huge amount of rules to calculate (which depend on different shapes, materials, and other criteria) […]

Plate Buckling

Plate buckling strength is an important aspect in offshore steel construction design. Each plate should be checked as it influences on the strength and stability of the whole construction. Particular attention should be paid to the calculation of the ship’s hull, which consists of a large number of longitudinal and […]

Report Generator

Preparing full calculation report is one of the most time-consuming parts of the project. An engineer has to make the same routine processes to create calculation report from project to project. SDC Verifier allows the process of report generation to be done automatically, reducing time expenses and maximally automate the […]

Weld Stresses

To perform a weld strength or fatigue checks on welds the calculated stresses should be oriented into a weld direction: X – parallel the weld. Y – perpendicular to the weld. In previous version (3.8.5) the weld finder tool updated elements orientation one by one using the Femap API function. […]