Autodesk Advance Steel - Eurocodes 3
Autodesk Advance Steel includes an improved connection design engine with extended capabilities for the fast and easy checking of steel connections according to Eurocodes 3 and AISC rules. The program is able to run specific checks according to Eurocodes 3 rules for several types of connections, optimizing connection design for all structural elements of the model.
Example: Eurocodes 3 connection design for beam to column knee of frame bolted with haunch
For each steel connection, Autodesk Advance Steel provides an interactive window that allows users to define the desired parameters.
All changes made in this window can be viewed in real time. Moreover, the collision check tool warns when connection elements overlap, and also notifies the user whether there is enough space for a wrench to fit between the bolts.
The beam to column knee of frame bolted with haunch is a typical connection, commonly used between steel structural elements. After defining the connection parameters and efforts based on the connection calculation, users can easily check if the steel connection follows Eurocodes 3 rules.
The checking is performed separately for each connection component.
The end plate is checked for shear yielding, shear ultimate and block tearing.
The beam web is checked for tension.
Weld length and thickness are checked together with the stresses resulting from the load type.
Starting from the moment - rotation M - Φ behavior curve of a connection, three main characteristics can be distinguished:
- Young modulus or tangent modulus for a given moment, MSd
- Design resistance moment, MRd
- A rotation capacity ΦCd greater than MRd moment
According to stiffness, three areas can be distinguished on M - Φ diagram, based on Mpl - Φpl beam characteristics. These areas are determined by the initial K0 stiffness of the steel connection.
The steel connection design module of Autodesk Advance Steel applies the connection classification according to stiffness. The connections design module generates a Moment – Rotation diagram for each verified connection.
Other steel connections designed according to Eurocodes 3 in Autodesk Advance Steel
Autodesk Advance Steel is able to run specific checks according to Eurocodes 3 rules for several types of connections, such as:
- Haunch on Column Flange
- Moment End Plate
- Single Side End Plate
- Shear Plate
- Gusset Plate at One Diagonal
- Gusset Plate for 2 Diagonals
- Gusset Plate for 3 Diagonals
- Apex haunch
- Base Plate
- Base Plate Cut
- Double side clip angle
- Tube base plate
- Clip angle
- Clip angle - Skewed