Eurocode 3 Weld Strength
Section 4 of the standard EN 1993-1-8:2005 Design of joints is implemented to verify the structure stability of each structural member (weld).
To add the standard executefrom the main menu.
Common options are described in the Weld Strength Settings chapter.
Press to set a Correlation factor (Beta_w):
factor is obtained from the Table 4.1, section 18.104.22.168 and depends on the material type:
- material resistance factor for plated structures is a constant value (=1.25) and used in calculations to check a base material strength.
Standard uses material data (Yield/Tensile) in calculations. Wizard checks if the values are defined for all materials.
Checks are created automatically and divided into few parts:
- Dimensions checks. Geometrical parameters weld area, elastic section modulus etc;
- Stress checks. Total weld throat stresses at the start and at the end of the weld. Weld Stresses are calculated using the weld dimensions at four points at the weld ends;
- Utilization factors. Total utilization factors, base material check and overall utilization factor checks.