Check of rotational capacity and calculation of rotational stiffness are some features that make this library unique
EC3SteelConnectionDesign library is a complete design library for checking/designing steel connections according to Eurocode 3, Part 1-8. Since it is fully developed following an object based model, EC3SteelConnectionDesign can be easily integrated to a third party UI. Alternatively, it can cooperate with ENGISSOL 3D Frame Analysis Library and EC3/8 Design Library and as a result form a full analysis and design application.
EC3SteelConnectionDesign library implements all required checks for all connection types supported by Eurocode and provides an analytical design output with all results per design load combination ordered in an investigative way.
The main advantages of EC3SteelConnectionDesign library lie in its ability to check, besides the strength of the connections, its rotational Capacity under the given loads and provide the expected rotational stiffness of the connection. Therefore, the library provides also details on the classification of the given joint regarding its resistance or stiffness, according to Eurocode’s provisions. Such features, in combination with the numerous supported connection types and the details of the design procedure, make EC3SteelConnectionDesign library exclusive.
A list of the features of EC3SteelConnectionDesign library can be found below:
EC3SteelConnectionDesign supports 19 different basic connection types. Each basic connection type is generic can be further parameterized in order to cover other sub cases of relative connections. In this way, all connection types covered by Eurocode are supported.
In brief, following basic connection types are supported:
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