The new add-on module STEEL CS completes the Dlubal product range of program modules for steel design according to international standards by the Canadian Standard for steel construction CS S16-09. Its functionality is similar to Dlubal's other steel modules calculating according to international standards. The following programs are already available:
- STEEL EC3 (Eurocode)
- STEEL AISC (US standard)
- STEEL SIA (Swiss standard)
- STEEL IS (Indian standard)
- STEEL BS (British standard)
- STEEL GB (Chinese standard)
Thus, the Dlubal company lives up to its claims to provide customers with a wide choice of important international standards for steel construction.
Complete Design Including Stability
All steel design modules allow you to analyze the structure's stability in addition to ultimate and serviceability limit state design. You can analyze simple or combined loading due to compression, bending or shear for members and sets of members. It is also possible to define lateral supports for beams. Furthermore, you can import coefficients for effective lengths from the add-on module RSBUCK.
A classification of individual cross-sections is performed automatically in all steel add-on modules. A large variety of cross-sections like I-sections, channels, tees, angles or hollow sections is available for selection. If necessary, you can optimize them during the calculation.
Clearly-arranged tables represent the design results in detail. Results can be displayed specifically, for example sorted by load cases, cross-sections and members. The tree menus in the module navigators list all detailed results according to different topics. The complete module data is part of the RSTAB/RFEM printout report where you can decide and specify the contents and layout you want to print.
Additional Fire Protection Design in STEEL EC3
The add-on module STEEL EC3 additionally allows you to design fire resistance according to EN 1993-1-2. The fire load can be applied to three or four sides. In addition, it is possible to consider precaution against fire such as covers and coatings.
Currently, 13 national annexes (NA) for EN 1993-1-1 are integrated in STEEL EC3 (for example Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain etc.). All NAs are constantly being expanded and updated.