fbpx

Bază de cunoștințe

Filtru
Filtrează după:
Rezultatul căutării:
Filtrul (filtrele) selectat(e):
  • Topics
    • Analysis
    • BIM links
    • Connections
    • Design
    • Modeling
    • Scripting
    • Structural standards
  • Categories
Filtru
Basic

Integrate structural model and analysis in Grasshopper

Did you know that Consteel provides a plugin to integrate structural modeling and analysis into your parametric Grasshopper definitions? Download Pangolin from food4rhino.com or the Yak package manager of Rhino.…

Pangolin
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Create your own NA settings

Did you know that Consteel already supports most of the countries which have adopted Eurocode design standard? If your country would still be missing, no problem, you can create your…

Documentation
Structural standards
How to
Eurocode
Basic

Design a Pre-engineered Metal Building

Did you know that you can use Consteel to design a Pre-engineered Metal Building with all its unique characteristics, including web-tapered welded members, the interaction of primary and secondary structural…

Structural member
Model examples
Members
Shear studs
Tapered members
Basic

User defined response spectrum

Did you know that in addition the standard Type 1 and Type 2 response spectrums defined by Eurocode 8, you can use also user-defined spectrums with Consteel?  Download the example…

Structural standards
Model examples
Eurocode
Pro

Designing a bent beam to resist lateral torsional buckling

Introduction If a beam bent in a plane is free to move and twist between its two support points, then in addition to bending, there can be sudden perpendicular displacement…

Stability analysis
EN 1993-1-1
Technical studies
Lateral-torsional buckling
Pro

Buckling length of lattice girder bars

Designing a lattice girder The design of the bars of a truss (lattice girder) structure does not require any special theoretical knowledge: normally, the truss bars are designed as compressed…

Analysis
Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
Technical studies
Premium

Design of columns against flexural buckling

The evolution of compressed bar (column) design One of the characteristic features of steel structures made of bars (e.g. lattice girders) is the compressed bar.  We speak of a compressed…

Stability analysis
Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
Theory background
Pro

Alternative calculation of the effective cross-sectional properties –Consteel’s solution

This overview delves into Consteel’s solution, offering an alternative approach to calculating effective cross-sectional properties and reshaping conventional methodologies in structural analysis and design. Determine the strength utilisation of a…

Modeling
Cross sections
Technical studies
Basic

Consteel 17 new version release guide

The latest version, Consteel 17 is officially out! In 2023, our main focus for Consteel development is improving usability. New features prioritize efficient model manipulation, easy modification, and clear information…

BIM links
Design
Load combinations
Descript
User guides
Workflow
Basic

Interaction resistance for Class 3 and 4 sections

In Consteel, the calculation of cross sectional interaction resistance for Class 3 and 4 sections is executed with the modified Formula 6.2 of EN 1993-1-1 with the consideration of warping…

Design
Cross sections
EN 1993-1-1
Tips & Tricks
7DOF
Cross-section
Eurocode
Section
Stress
Warping
Basic

Design pad foundations

Did you know that you can use Consteel to design pad foundations?  Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried Consteel yet, request a trial for free!

Model examples
Basic

Calculate support settlement

Did you know that you can use Consteel to calculate support settlement? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried Consteel yet, request a trial for free!

Model examples
Basic

Apply your own scripts to build models and perform calculations

Did you know that you can use Consteel to apply your own scripts to build models and perform calculations?  Try it! If you haven’t tried Consteel yet, request a trial…

Model examples
Basic

Build 3D models with smart link elements

Did you know that you could use Consteel to build 3D models with smart link elements which automatically adapt the model when profiles are changed? Download the example model and…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Model examples
Smart link
Basic

Rotational stiffness for bolted column/beam moment bearing connections

Did you know that you could use Consteel to calculate rotational stiffness for bolted column/beam moment bearing connections? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried Consteel…

Connections
Steel joints
Model examples
Tips & Tricks
Rotational stiffness
Basic

Perform dual analysis with 7DOF beam and/or shell elements

Did you know that you could use Consteel to perform dual analysis with 7DOF beam and/or shell elements? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried Consteel…

Analysis
7 DOF beam
Shell element
Model examples
Tips & Tricks
Superbeam
Basic

Design web-tapered members

Did you know that you could use Consteel to design web-tapered members? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried Consteel yet, request a trial for free!

Design
Model examples
Tips & Tricks
Tapered members
Basic

Consider connection stiffness for global analysis

Did you know that you could use Consteel to consider connection stiffness for global analysis? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried Consteel yet, request a…

Analysis
Connections
Model examples
Rotational stiffness
Basic

Determine the optimum number of shear connectors for composite beams

Did you know that you could use Consteel to determine the optimum number of shear connectors for composite beams? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried…

Modeling
EN 1994-1-1
Model examples
Tips & Tricks
Composite structure
Shear studs
Basic

Determine the second order moment effects for slender reinforced concrete columns

Did you know that you could use Consteel to determine automatically the second order moment effects for slender reinforced concrete columns? Download the example model and try it! If you…

Second order analysis
Reinforced concrete
EN 1993-1-1
Model examples
Tips & Tricks
Nominal Curvature Method
Nominal Stiffness Method
Basic

Perform buckling checks for cold-formed members

Did you know that you could use Consteel to perform local and distortional buckling checks for cold-formed members? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried Consteel…

Design
Buckling design
Cold-formed
Cross sections
EN 1993-1-3
Model examples
Distortional buckling
Pro

Reinforced concrete columns – applying the Automatic Nominal Curvature Method for design

Introduction Reinforced concrete columns are essential structural elements in the construction industry. They are used, for example, in frame buildings, halls, family houses and bridges. They are used in both…

Design
Reinforced concrete
User guides
Nominal Curvature Method
Basic

Calculate effective cross-section properties for Class 4 sections

Did you know that you could use Consteel to calculate effective cross-section properties for Class 4 sections? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried Consteel yet,…

7 DOF beam
Finite element
Modeling
Cross sections
EN 1993-1-5
Model examples
Cross-section
Section
Pro

How load combination filter works for ‘Steel – Dominant results’ and corresponding ‘Limitation’ options?

When applying design rules in load combination filter, the most frequently used utilization type is Steel – Dominant results. What results are exactly considered by this option and what do…

Design
Load combinations
Tips & Tricks
Filter
Basic

Consider the shear stiffness of a steel deck as stabilization

Did you know that you could use Consteel to Consider the shear stiffness of a steel deck as stabilization for steel members? Download the example model and try it! If…

Stability analysis
Special modeling tools
Model examples
Lateral-torsional buckling
Basic

Draw a user-defined cross section and calculate

Did you know that you could use Consteel to draw a user-defined cross section and calculate its section properties? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t tried…

Modeling
Cross sections
Model examples
Cross-section
Profiles
Section
Basic

Include in your model a wide range of cold-formed macro sections

Did you know that you could use Consteel to include in your model a wide range of cold-formed macro sections? Download the example model and try it! If you haven’t…

Design
Cold-formed
Cross sections
Model examples
Cross-section
Profiles
Section
Basic

Analysis at room and elevetated temperature

Did you know that you could use Consteel to perform structural analysis at room and elevated temperatures as part of design process for fire resistance? Download the example model and…

Analysis
Fire design
Loads
Model examples
Critical temperature
Intumescent paint
Basic

Reinforced concrete column design – overview

Introduction In ConSteel, there are three options for designing reinforced concrete columns: the Manual Nominal Curvature Method, the Automatic Nominal Curvature Method, and the Nominal Stiffness Method.  Each method has…

Design
Reinforced concrete
Tips & Tricks
Nominal Curvature Method
Nominal Stiffness Method
RC column
Basic

Calculate the elastic critical moment of a member subject to arbitrary loading and boundary conditions

Did you know that you could use Consteel to calculate the elastic critical moment of a member subject to arbitrary loading and boundary conditions? Download the example model and try…

Analysis
Model examples
Elastic linear buckling
LBA
Mcr
Basic

Design simple supported, continuous and overlapped purlins systems considering shear and rotational stiffness of attached roof sheeting

Did you know that you could use Consteel to design simple supported, continuous and over-lapped purlins systems, considering shear and rotational stiffness of attached roof sheeting? Download the example model…

Design
Cold-formed
Model examples
Overlapped purlin
Basic

Determine the critical temperature of a steel beam protected against fire with intumescent painting

Did you know that you could use Consteel to determine the critical temperature of a steel beam protected against fire with intumescent painting? Download the example model and try it!…

Fire design
Model examples
Critical temperature
Intumescent paint
Basic

Hot-rolled crane beam design considering the effect of code-prescribed load eccentricities

Did you know that you could use Consteel to design a hot-rolled crane beam considering the effect of code-prescribed load eccentricities? Download the example model and try it! If you…

Design
Model examples
Tips & Tricks
Crane beam
Torsion
Pro

Load combination filter options

Consteel offers a range of load combination filtering options, which can be applied based on limit states, load cases, and analysis and design results. By applying different series of filters,…

Results
Design
Load combinations
Model examples
User guides
Filter
Pro

Frame design using nonprismatic members – Satisfying the need for speed

This paper discusses a combination of best practices and procedures from recent work in Europe and the US, providing rational and economical calculations addressing the complexities associated with frame design…

Design
Buckling design
Scientific publications
General Method
Tapered members
AISC
Basic

Load combination filter in practice – preferred general workflow

In Consteel 16, we introduced the function of load combination filter. Filtering is possible based on the load combinations’ limit state, load cases, and corresponding analysis and design results. The…

Design
Load combinations
Tips & Tricks
Filter
Workflow
Basic

Application of the ‘General method’ of EN 1993-1-1 6.3.4 for the buckling design of global structural models

The practical use of the ‘General method’ of EN 1993-1-1 6.3.4 for the buckling design of global structural models is still a challenging issue requiring several problems to solve. In…

Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
Scientific publications
General Method
Basic

Lateral torsional buckling of a member with mono-symmetric I-section – Verification example

Introduction This verification example studies a simple fork supported beam member with welded section (flanges: 200-12 and 100-12; web: 400-8) subjected to bending about major axis. Constant bending moment due…

7 DOF beam
Results
Stability analysis
Verification study
Lateral-torsional buckling
Superbeam
Basic

Lateral torsional buckling of a member with doubly symmetric section – Verification example

Introduction This verification example studies a simple fork supported beam member with welded section (flanges: 200-12; web: 400-8) subjected to bending about major axis. Constant bending moment due to concentrated…

7 DOF beam
Finite element
Results
Shell element
Stability analysis
Verification study
7DOF
Lateral-torsional buckling
Superbeam
Basic

Member subjected to biaxial bending and compression – Verification example

Introduction This verification example studies a simple fork supported beam member with welded section equivalent to IPE360 (flanges: 170-12,7; web: 347-8) subjected to biaxial bending due to concentrated end moments…

7 DOF beam
Second order analysis
Shell element
Verification study
7DOF
Deformation
Basic

Member subjected to bending and compression – Verification example

Introduction This verification example studies a simple fork supported beam member with IPE 360 section subjected to axial force and bending about the minor axis due to lateral, distributed force.…

Analysis
7 DOF beam
Second order analysis
Static analysis
Verification study
Basic

Member in torsion (torsion by transverse concentrated load on mono-symmetric I section) – Verification example

Introduction Our verification examples are created to be able to compare hand calculation results with Consteel anaysis results with using either 7DOF beam or shell finite elements. This example is…

7 DOF beam
Shell element
Static analysis
Verification study
Basic

Member in torsion (concentrated torque) – Verification example

Introduction Our verification examples are created to be able to compare hand calculation results with Consteel anaysis results with using either 7DOF beam or shell finite elements including Superbeam function.…

Analysis
7 DOF beam
Shell element
Static analysis
Verification study
Basic

Project Center

From now, the new Project Center unites all the functionalities for model and account management, supplemented with easy access to personalized information and learning materials.

Modeling
Feature preview
Cloud
Learn
Project Center
Basic

Script Library

Scripting is a powerful tool to enhance your workflow. We have developed a curated library of Descript examples, Grasshopper scripts, and solutions using the Consteel API to meet various needs…

Scripting
API
Descript
Pangolin
Feature preview
Basic

Member coloring by cross-section

Introduction It is essential for the effective work of the design engineers to have a model which is easy to overview. In Consteel there are several functions to achieve that…

Modeling
Cross sections
Tips & Tricks
Coloring
Members
Profiles
Styles
Basic

Tips of realistic deformation representation of 7DOF beam FE results

Introduction As it is important to have a clear overview of the structural model, the visualization of the analysis results is also essential when it comes to effective design process.…

Analysis
Results
Tips & Tricks
7DOF
Deformation
Visualization
Basic

MyDescript – your personal scripting environment in Consteel

Scripting is a powerful tool in your hand to create, access, and manipulate flexibly model objects and operations or calculations on them. Take a more detailed look into the MyDescript…

Scripting
Descript
Feature preview
MyDescript
Basic

Descript – internal scripting environment

Scripting is a powerful tool in your hand to create, access, and manipulate flexibly model objects and operations or calculations on them. We know it is not always easy or familiar to…

Modeling
Scripting
Descript
Feature preview
Basic

Cloud save

Cloud solutions can open a new dimension in several services. So we want you to move outside from your computer. As a first step, we make it easy to quickly…

Documentation
Feature preview
Cloud
Save
Pro

An efficient way to increase the LTB resistance of a beam

Introduction During the lifetime of a steel structure changes often happen. These changes usually result an increase of loads acting on some of its elements which therefore may need to…

Analysis
Technical studies
Lateral-torsional buckling
Superbeam
Basic

Advanced buckling sensitivity results and colored internal force diagrams

Perfect the understanding of your structure with advanced buckling sensitivity results illustrated on proper mode shape and colored internal force diagrams.

Results
Stability analysis
Feature preview
Internal force
Sensitivity
Basic

Smooth and realistic deformation representation of 7DOF beam FE results

Civil engineering software in general use the traditional beam-type deformation representation where the section is shown on the deformation of the reference line. In Consteel 15 we use an advanced…

7 DOF beam
Results
Feature preview
7DOF
Deformation
Basic

Stress diagrams

Have you ever tried to visualize the stress distribution of a cross-section from the colored representation? To make it easier for you, we are now introducing Stress diagrams. Watch the…

Analysis
Feature preview
Cross-section
Stress
Basic

Coloring by section

Good model and result visualization leads to better understanding and correct interpretation of any data model compared to texts or tables. With the help of Coloring by section feature, you will be…

Analysis
Results
Feature preview
Coloring
Section
Pro

Abstract from validation report of Superbeam – Part 1

Introduction of Consteel Superbeam In general, Consteel uses 7 DOF beam elements for finite element analysis of steel structures which are adequate for most everyday design situations. It is also…

Analysis
Finite element
Results
Static analysis
Verification study
7DOF
Shell finite elements
Superbeam
Premium

Analysis of members with class 4 slender web by Superbeam

Introduction Beam with welded I sections are often executed with slender webs. This is mainly due to the recognition that the main contributors to bending stiffness of a beam are…

Analysis
Finite element
Shell element
EN 1993-1-5
Technical studies
Superbeam
Basic

Adaptive modeling of stiffeners

Modeling stiffeners in Consteel With Superbeam feature in Consteel, modelling of stiffeners is easy and effective. Multiple options and various shapes are available. Analysis is possible with beam and shell…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Feature preview
Stiffener
Superbeam
Pro

Effect of web openings on LTB

Introduction Are you wondering how a web opening would influence the lateral-torsional buckling resistance of your beam? Check it precisely with a Consteel Superbeam based analysis It is often required…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Technical studies
Cutout
Lateral-torsional buckling
Superbeam
Web opening
Basic

Adaptive modeling of cutouts

Defining cutouts with Superbeam feature in Consteel Defining cutouts is a useful additional function within the Superbeam feature. They are easy to modify, various shapes and multi-placing option are available.…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Feature preview
Cutout
Superbeam
Web opening
Basic

Adaptive modelling of members

Dual handling of members with Superbeam function in Consteel Superbeam is a new function introduced with Consteel 15. It is developed for dual handling of members. Superbeam makes it possible…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Feature preview
Superbeam
Basic

Web opening and deflection

Web openings and their deflection effect on beams It is often required to let services pass through the web of beams. In such cases, the common solution is to provide the…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Technical studies
Deflection
Superbeam
Web opening
Pro

Discrete warping restraint

Theoretical background According to the beam-column theory, two types of torsional effects exist. Saint-Venant torsional component Some closed thin-walled cross-sections produce only uniform St. Venant torsion if subjected to torsion.…

Analysis
Results
Theory background
Lateral-torsional buckling
Stiffener
Warping
Basic

Analysis of steel comsumption of portal frames made of hot-rolled and cold-formed sections

The results of analyzes of frames with a span of 12, 15 and 18 m have been presented. Their minimum mass was assumed as the optimization criterion. The finite element…

Analysis
Cold-formed
Technical reports
Basic

Comparison of chosen methods for estimation of critical lateral torsional buckling bending moment of web-tapered I-beams

Comparison of chosen methods for estimation of critical lateral torsional buckling bending moment of web-tapered I-beams. In this article, the elastic critical bending moments of the web-tapered I-beams calculated by…

Analysis
Results
Technical reports
Basic

Utilizing Pangolin in a „Consteel first workflow”

Pangolin not only creates Consteel models for you but can also read and utilize your existing Consteel models. This is what we will look into more detail in this article.…

Scripting
Pangolin
Tips & Tricks
Premium

Warehouse building example for Overall Imperfection Method

Warehouse building example for Overall Imperfection Method in Consteel Watch our user guide about How to use the Overall Imperfection Method to learn more.

Design
Buckling design
Model examples
Premium

Overall Imperfection Method

Overall Imperfection Method in Consteel The Overall Imperfection Method is an alternative way to carry out the buckling design for a structural member. With this method the buckling phenomenon is…

Design
Buckling design
User guides
Premium

Haunched frame with purlins and LTB bracing

Example hall model for trying the smart link feautre in Consteel Watch our user guide about How to use the smart link feature to learn more.

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Model examples
Premium

Floor beams model example

Example model for trying the smart link feature in Consteel Watch our user guide about How to use the smart link feature to learn more.

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Model examples
Premium

Smart link

Smart link feature in Consteel The smart link is a different version of the already existing link element, that was introduced into Consteel with version 14. In case of the…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
User guides
Premium

Haunched frame warehouse building model

Example model for calculate critical temperature in Consteel Watch our user guide about How to use the critical temperature feature to learn more.

Design
Fire design
Model examples
Premium

Critical temperature calculation

Critical temperature calculation in Consteel The calculation of the critical temperature is available in Consteel since the release of version 14. As an introduction of this feature, we prepared a…

Analysis
Design
Fire design
User guides
Basic

Model definition with Pangolin

Geometry definition Geometry in Pangolin can be described by lines or circular arcs and polygons made up of the former two. The relevant components are the simplest ones, acting as…

Modeling
Scripting
Pangolin
How to
Basic

Getting Started with Consteel 14 – Documentation

Consteel 14 is a powerful analysis and design software for structural engineers. Watch our video how to get started with Consteel. Contents

Documentation
Getting started
How to
Basic

Getting Started with Consteel 14 – Connection Design

Consteel 14 is a powerful analysis and design software for structural engineers. Watch our video how to get started with Consteel. Contents

Connections
Steel joints
Design
Getting started
How to
Basic

Getting Started with Consteel 14 – Design

Consteel 14 is a powerful analysis and design software for structural engineers. Watch our video how to get started with Consteel. Contents

Design
Buckling design
Getting started
How to
Basic

Getting Started with Consteel 14 – Analysis

Consteel 14 is a powerful analysis and design software for structural engineers. Watch our video how to get started with Consteel. Contents

Analysis
First order analysis
Results
Second order analysis
Stability analysis
Getting started
How to
Basic

Getting Started with Consteel 14 – Loads

Consteel 14 is a powerful analysis and design software for structural engineers. Watch our video how to get started with Consteel. Contents

Modeling
Load combinations
Loads
Getting started
How to
Basic

Getting Started with Consteel 14 – Geometry

Consteel 14 is a powerful analysis and design software for structural engineers. Watch our video how to get started with Consteel. Contents

Modeling
Loads
Structural member
Supports
Getting started
How to
Basic

Get to know Pangolin

Introducing Pangolin, the new ConSteel integration with Grasshopper In quick summary What to know about Pangolin? Pangolin is a Consteel plugin to integrate structural modelling and analysis into your parametric…

Scripting
Pangolin
Feature preview
Getting started
Pro

Secret formulas of EN 1993-1-3 – Part 3

In our series we have shown in Part 1 and Part 2 how the spring stiffness „K” is determined for and edge and for an intermediate stiffener. In this part…

Design
Cold-formed
Technical studies
Distortional buckling
Pro

Secret formulas of EN 1993-1-3 – Part 2

Distortional buckling – Further secret formulas of EN 1993-1-3. Check our article for the first secret formula if you hadn’t read it yet. In our series we continue with the…

Design
Cold-formed
Technical studies
Distortional buckling
Premium

Buckling resistance of members: imperfection or reduction factor? 2.

Part 2 – Imperfection factors The Eurocode EN 1993-1-1 offers basically two methods for the buckling verification of members: (1) based on buckling reduction factors (buckling curves) and (2) based…

Analysis
Imperfect model analysis
Stability analysis
Design
Buckling design
Technical studies
Basic

Model example for wind load on custom shape roof

Read our tips and tricks about Surface wind load on custom shape roof for more information. Version: CS14.1000

Modeling
Loads
Model examples
Basic

Multiple point support model example

Read our tips and tricks about Placing of multiple point supports for more information. Version: CS14.1000 Click the button below to download the example model.

Modeling
Supports
Model examples
Basic

Joint orientation model example

Read our tips and tricks about Choosing the orientation of a symmetric joint for more information. Version: CS14.1000 Click the button below to download the model.

Connections
Steel joints
Model examples
Premium

What is a Shear field?

This article aims to cover the theoretical background of the shear field stiffness determination methods implemented in Consteel. Modeling with the shear field stiffness based method will also be compared…

Analysis
Theory background
Basic

Model import from IFC file

Introduction IFC is a global standard for data exchange in the building industry. It is widely used for sharing models independent of the software the original model was created. It…

BIM links
IFC
Tips & Tricks
Pro

Accurate beam finite element for tapered members

Modeling of tapered elements Stability calculation of tapered members is always a difficult problem despite its popularity in steel hall construction. Generally in analysis software for the stability analysis a…

Analysis
Technical studies
Pro

Secret formulas of EN 1993-1-3 Part 1

EN 1993-1-3 contains 3 „secret” formulas. The first two are used to determine the effective cross section due to distortional buckling when edge or intermediate stiffeners are involved. The third…

Structural standards
EN 1993-1-3
Technical studies
Basic

Two-level model diagnostics

Introduction In Consteel there is a possibility to perform a model check on the structure to reveal modelling errors. This model check or diagnostics can be separated to First and Second…

Modeling
Structural member
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Semi-rigid joints in modeling of structures

Introduction The effects of the behaviour of the joints on the distribution of internal forces and moments within a structure, and on the overall deformations of the structure, should generally…

Connections
Connection interactions
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Freeform structural modelling functions

Introduction In the last years, freeform architecture became more and more popular. A variety of complex geometric shapes are used for the facades of buildings, which brought the demand of…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Easy way to directly modify coordinates

Introduction It happens quite often, that you need to import static models from another modeling software into Consteel. This is a very practical and effective solution to simplify your work.…

Modeling
Structural member
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Placing of multiple point supports

Introduction In Consteel there are several opportunities to place the point supports you need in a quick and effective way. Multiple placing of column bases In case you imported a…

Modeling
Supports
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Frame corner wizard

Introduction The Frame corner wizard is a useful additional function for modelling and analyzing the corner region in order to consider its special behavior. What is it for The frame…

Modeling
Special modeling tools
Tips & Tricks
Basic

User defined EN standards

Introduction In Consteel a great variety of EN National Annexes can be used for structural design. It is possible to review the existing annexes in the Standards menu. In case…

Structural standards
EN National Annexes
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Difference between Consteel functions „Global stability check” and „Member check”

Introduction There are different ways to evaluate the stability of a structure. It is important to know the differences between those methods and the limits of applicability but it is…

Design
Buckling design
Tips & Tricks
Premium

Determination of shear field stiffness and application in Consteel

Shear fields are used in daily practice in Germany for the design of structures by considering the stabilization effect of trapezoidal decking connected to bar elements. Such stabilization effect can…

Pro

Seismic design of frames of single-story industrial building with built-in mezzanine floors according to Eurocode 8 with Consteel

In everyday practice frames of pre-engineered metal buildings are often designed as 2D structures. Industrial buildings often have partial mezzanine floors, attached to one of the main columns, to suit…

Design
Technical studies
Eurocode
Seismic
Basic

Effect of shear restraint of the lateral torsional buckling resistance

It is known that the lateral torsional buckling resistance of a simple supported beam can be significantly increased if its compressed flange is connected adequately to a trapezoidal decking. Eurocode…

Technical studies
Basic

Choosing the orientation of a symmetric joint

Introduction Joint orientaion can be chosen by the graphical display of the Place joint on the model function. How it works If there is only one option how to place…

Connections
Steel joints
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Surface wind load on a custom shape roof

Introduction How can you place surface wind loads, when you have a custom shaped flat roof instead of the standard types you can see in Eurocode? How to do that…

Modeling
Loads
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Default joint settings

Introduction When you create a new joint either manually or by model, certain parameters are set to a default value e.g. weld sizes, method of weld design, bolt material and…

Connections
Steel joints
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Custom envelope figure

Introduction As you may already know, you can check the max, min and min-max envelope diagrams for (first and second order) analysis results in Consteel. But you can also create…

Analysis
Results
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Copy-paste unique load combination data from Excel

The problem Even if all of the load combination generation formulas of EN are implemented in Consteel for the automatic generation of combinations, standard formulas may not cover every necessary…

Modeling
Load combinations
Tips & Tricks
Premium

Buckling resistance of members: imperfection or reduction factor? – 1.

Part 1: Buckling utilization differences The Eurocode EN 1993-1-1 offers basically two methods for the buckling verification of members: (1) based on buckling reduction factors (buckling curves) and (2) based…

Analysis
Design
Basic

How to save calculation time?

Introduction In case of a model with a lot of load cases (wind in different directions, with and without internal pressure, snow,seismic etc.), hundreds of load combinations can be generated…

Analysis
Results
Tips & Tricks
Basic

Technical and economical performance of thin-walled steel structures vs. hot-rolled profiles

The main objective of the research paper is to present the technical and economical results obtained for standardized structures with small and medium spans. The obtained results can represent a…

Analysis
Design
Technical reports
Basic

A long span structure in Romania

The authors will describe in the following pages the reasons why the project of the Multi-functional Sports Hall from Cluj Napoca is attractive. The main lines of the building are:…

Design
Technical reports
Basic

Structure of a Terminal Building

The construction of Kopitnari International Airport was one of the most important Georgian brownfield investments in 2011-2012. The 5000 m2 steel terminal building with timber interior, a spectacular member of…

Design
Technical reports
Basic

Structural design of a roof steel structure having double curvature

Having as a starting point the idea of creating a structure with an iconic design, the current article presents all the technical solutions and steps followed in the process of…

Design
Technical reports
Basic

Nowe trendy w normach: EUROKOD 3 Part 2 (PL)

Nowe trendy w normach: EUROKOD 3 – efektywne globalne projektowanie konstrukcji. Kliknij przycisk poniżej, aby pobrać i przeczytać cały artykuł.

Analysis
Design
Technical reports
Basic

Nowe trendy w normach EUROKOD 3 (PL)

Nowe trendy w normach EUROKOD 3 – efektywne globalne projektowanie konstrukcyjne Analiza oparta na modelu 3D przy użyciu ogólnej metody elementów skończonych belkowo-słupowych. Kliknij przycisk poniżej, aby pobrać i przeczytać…

Analysis
Technical reports
Basic

A practical approach to study of fire resistance of a steel structure with open built up members and columns

The case study exposes a practical evaluation of fire resistance of an old structure of a Spanish industrial building composed of steel built-up members; the truss members are angles connected…

Analysis
Design
Fire design
Technical reports
Basic

Fire design of a steel hall without fire protection

In Hungary only since 2008 is allowed to use the structural fire engineering methods for fire design. The Eurocode provides methods and standards for these calculations. The practising engineers have…

Design
Fire design
Technical reports
Basic

Stressed skin effect on the elastic buckling of pitched roof portal frames

The paper presents the influence of the diaphragm effect on the behavior of pitched roof portal frames, having Z purlins and corrugated sheeting as cladding. The paper highlights the stabilizing…

Analysis
Scientific publications
Pro

European and United States approaches for steel storage pallet rack design. Part 2: Practical applications

A two-part paper has been written to summarise the main results of a comparative study on the design provisions currently adopted in Europe (EU) and the United States (US) for…

Analysis
Scientific publications
Premium

Comparative study of steel frame modelling levels and Eurocode based design methods (full access)

Click the button bellow to download and read the full article at page 187-195. In this paper a numerical study is presented which examines a steel frame with two different…

7 DOF beam
Imperfect model analysis
Shell element
Stability analysis
Scientific publications
Premium

On Design Method of Lateral-torsional Buckling of Beams: State of the Art and a New Proposal for a General Type Design Method (full access)

After introducing the Eurocode standards several theses have been published on the now much-discussed phenomenon of lateral-torsional buckling of steel structural elements under pure bending. According to that, researchers are…

Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
Scientific publications
General Method
Lateral-torsional buckling
Premium

Practical application of the “General Method” of EN 1993-1-1 (full access)

In the second article of this series, Dr József Szalai of ConSteel Solutions demonstrates practical examples where the “General Method” of EN 1993-1-1 shows advantages compared to the conventional approaches.…

Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
Technical reports
General Method
Premium

The “General Method”of EN 1993-1-1 (full access)

Clause 6.3.4 of EN 1993-1-1 describes a “General Method” for lateral and lateral torsional buckling of structural components, ideally suited to software applications. Although the UK National Annex places some…

Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
Technical reports
General Method
Premium

New approaches in Eurocode 3 – efficient global structural design – Part 1 (full access)

The new versions of the EN 1993-1-1 (EC3-1-1) and the EN 1993-1-5 (EC3-1-5) standards have introduced the general method designing beam-column structures; see [1] and [2]. The design method requires…

Finite element
Stability analysis
Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
EN 1993-1-5
Technical reports
General Method
Premium

New approaches in Eurocode 3 – efficient global structural design – Part 0 (full access)

The new versions of the EN 1993-1-1 (EC3-1-1) and the EN 1993-1-5 (EC3-1-5) standards have introduced the general method designing beam-column structures; see [1] and [2]. The design method requires…

Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
EN 1993-1-5
Technical reports
General Method
Premium

Software solutions for steel and timber structures (full access, CZ)

Click the button bellow to download and read the full article. The article is in czech at page 48-57.

Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
Technical reports
General Method
Premium

Design of frames composed of tapered members according to EN 1993 using Consteel program (full access)

The portal frames composed of tapered welded I-shaped structural members play important roles in the industrial buildings. The application of the relatively thin plates and the optimized fabrication makes these…

Buckling design
Structural member
EN 1993-1-1
EN 1993-1-5
Technical reports
General Method
Portal frames
Tapered members
Premium

Theory and application of the general method of Eurocode 3 Part 1 (full access)

The EN 1993 Part 1-1 (EC3-1-1) has introduced a new approach (called the “General Method”) to perform lateral-torsional buckling (LTB) assessment of beam-column structural components on the basis of elastic…

Stability analysis
Buckling design
EN 1993-1-1
Scientific publications
General Method
Premium

Use of Eigenvalue analysis for different levels of stability design (full access)

Stability analysis and design have always played a key role in the process of verification of steel structures. The possible analysis methods and design procedures have a long history with…

Stability analysis
Buckling design
Scientific publications
Sensitivity