Eurocode3 Design Examples

This article provides list of examples from “Designers’ Guide to Eurocode3: Design of steel buildings EN 1993-1-1, EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-8” to verify design results of SDC Verifier.   Example 6.6: cross-section resistance under combined bending and compression; Example 6.7: buckling resistance of a compression member; Example 6.9: member […]

Eurocode 3. Example 6.7: Buckling resistance of a compression member

We compare the buckling resistance of a compression member according to SDC Verifier and Designer’s Guide to Eurocode3: Design of steel buildings EN 1993-1-1. The results are generated with SDC Verifier 4.5 and calculated with FEMAP v11.3.1 Task:  A circular hollow section (CHS) member is to be used as an […]

How to set classification for DNV RP-C203

  For calculation of fatigue, the type of loading, the different load cycles and the calculation method, rainflow counting vs spectral fatigue calculation and allowable fatigue stress vs direct fatigue damage is important, but also the resistance of the material and in case of welded structures the influence of welds […]

How to perform Tubular Joint Check

Tubular Joint Check SDC Verifier

Tubular joints are usually used in the offshore structures surviving a fluid or an air loading due to their mechanical and structural properties or in a corrosive environment due to the manufacturing costs. A resistance of such joints is described in various standards. In SDC Verifier 5.2 it is possible […]

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 […]