Implementing EN 1993-1-8 (2005) Bolt Check in SDC Verifier

Another great feature of SDC Verifier is described here. Connections made with bolts according to EN 1993-1-8 (2005) Chapter 3 can now be checked with SDC Verifier directly within your standard FEA program. For the EN 1993-1-8 bolt check the following checks can be performed: Shear connection A. bearing type; […]

Deflection Check / Serviceability check in SDC Verifier

Deflection Check

For civil engineering and many other industries, it is important to ensure that a structure meets the functional requirements – the Serviceability limit state (SLS). It does not involve collapse or strength of a building but impair it usefulness and stiffness. What is a deflection check The deflection of members […]

Implementing AISC 360-10 Bolt Check in SDC Verifier

SDC Verifier implements Bolts and Threaded parts (AISC 360-10 Chapter J3. specification). You can easily perform following checks for your FEA Model: Tensile and Shear Strength of Bolts and Threaded parts; Combined tension and shear in Bearing-Type connections; High-Strength bolts in Slip-Critical connections; Bearing strength at bolt holes; SDC Verifier can […]

Checking according to EN13001 standard in SDC Verifier

EN13001 standard in SDC Verifier

Crane Standard EN 13001-3-1+A2 Limits States and proof competence of steel structure is implemented in SDC Verifier. The standard is to be used together with EN13001-1 and EN13001-2: EN 13001-3-1 standard deals only with the limit state method. The allowable stress method is reliable in specific cases – for cranes […]

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. SDC Verifier implement two methods of Fatigue Check: the stress difference method the stress difference method with […]


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 […]