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 […]

Allowable fatigue stress

For cranes as for most other dynamically loaded structures very important. The allowable fatigue stress depends on the following: The material (or the elasticity limit) of the construction. The sign of the stress (tension or compression). The k-factor (the ratio between the maximum and the minimum stress). The number of […]

Example D.5 Round HSS tension member

The results of tensile yielding and recommended slenderness limit calculation according to SDC Verifier and Design Examples of AISC (official version 14.1) are compared. The goal is to test SDC Verifier and reach valid results according to Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10 chapter D). The results are generated […]

Example E.1A W-shape column design with pinned ends

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Select an ASTM A992  W-shape column to carry an axial dead load of 140 ksi and live load of 420 kips. The column is 30 ft long and is pinned top and bottom in both axes. […]

Example E1.B and E1.D W-shape column design with intermediate bracing

The results are generated with SDC Verifier 3.6 and calculated with FEMAP v11.0.0 Task: Redesign the column from Example E. 1A assuming the column is laterally braced about y-y axis and torsionally braced at the midpoint. Solution: From Chapter 2 of ASCE/SEI 7, the required compressive strength is: Column Selection From AISC Specification Commentary […]