Differences between ISO 19902:2007 and ISO 19902:2020. Chapter 13: Strength of tubular members

SDC Verifier implements two member checks versions of ISO 19902 – Petroleum and natural gas industries – Fixed steel offshore structures from the International Organization for Standardization. Both standard versions provide recommendations applicable to the following types of fixed steel offshore structures for the petroleum and natural gas industries: caissons, […]

Overview of seismic codes for structural engineering

Compliance with seismic standards is crucial to ensure the safety and resilience of concrete buildings and steel structures during earthquakes. Seismic standards establish minimum requirements for the design, construction and testing of these structures to withstand seismic forces. Failure to comply with these standards can have catastrophic consequences, including loss […]

SDC Verifier Launches German Language Website

SDC Verifier is pleased to announce the launch of its new German-language website. The website is designed to help German-speaking engineers learn more about the SDC Verifier software and its capabilities. With this launch, SDC Verifier aims to make its software more accessible to engineers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. […]

SDC Verifier joins PEMA

We are happy to announce we have joined the PEMA — a unique platform for exchanging views on emerging trends and demands for the seaport, marine, and intermodal terminal industries’ equipment and technology. We believe that SDC Verifier’s proven experience in cooperation with industries leaders combined with unique simulation and […]

Why do you need to optimize your FEA model?

Why do you need to optimize your FEA model?

Optimization is a function of the FEA environment that enables the development of the most cost-effective structural model. In addition, it helps to save material and ensures industry standards compliance. With the help of optimization, the engineer can define the best possible design, reduce the material quantity, prevent stress concentrations, […]

Residual Life Analyses for Crane Structures. How to Avoid Cracks and Crane Fatigue

Why it is important to know your crane Design Life Cranes, as well as other welded structures subjected to repetitive loading, are experiencing fatigue whenever they are working. The components of these structures have finite design life correlated with the usage cycle quantity and not with calendar time. Therefore, the […]

What is FEA

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) or Finite Element Method is a widely used approach for solving integral and partial differential equations (PDE) when solving problems of applied physics in mathematical modelling and engineering. The solution process is based on either eliminating the differential equation completely for stationary problems, or decomposing the PDE into an […]

SDC Verifier helps Rable with FEA calculation

SDC Verifier CEO Wouter van den Bos has recently presented a new startup in the Energy Transition industry. Rable – is a self-supporting system that lends itself well to installation on weak roofs due to its clever construction. Patented self-supporting Rable solar panel system technology reduces the weight of solar […]

Rainflow Counting Tool

Introduction Rainflow Counting method is used to determine the number of fatigue cycles that is based on a load-time history. It is used in the analysis of fatigue data in order to reduce a spectrum of varying stresses into a set of simple stress reversals. This simplification allows the number […]