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 […]

Eurocode3 Benchmarks

This article provides list of benchmarks 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. All examples modeled in Ansys, Femap and Simcenter and calculated with SDC Verifier. Example 6.6: cross-section resistance under combined bending and […]

AISC 360-10 and Eurocode 3

The tutorial illustrates how to perform Member Check according to the AISC 360-10. A beam model of a lattice structure has been used as a start FEM model. In this tutorial, AISC 360-10 Beam Design Checks are reviewed in details. A beam model structure has been used as a start […]