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Dlubal Webinar: Design of Steel Constructions according to EC 3 | Part 2: Stability Analysis, Design
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Steel Structure with Cold-Formed Steel Sections
Steel and Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Knowledge Base Articles
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Product Features Articles
SHAPE-THIN determines the effective cross-sections according to EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-5 for cold-formed sections. You can optionally check the geometric conditions for the applicability of the standard specified in EN 1993‑1‑3, Section 5.2.
The effects of local plate buckling are considered according to the method of reduced widths and the possible buckling of stiffeners (instability) is considered for stiffened sections according to EN 1993-1-3, Section 5.5.
As an option, you can perform an iterative calculation to optimize the effective cross-section.
You can display the effective cross-sections graphically.
Read more about designing cold-formed sections with SHAPE-THIN and RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections in this technical article: Design of a Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed C-Section According to EN 1993-1-3.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- It is not possible to calculate the connection that I have created. Error No. 30863 appears. What should I do?
- I would like to connect a column rigidly to a girder flange. However, in the RF‑/JOINTS Steel - Rigid add-on module, beams are always connected to a column flange. How can I create a continuous beam?
- Does RF-/JOINTS Steel – Rigid allow to design a joint for the simultaneous action of an axial force and a moment for a beam-to-column connection?
- How do I create a frame joint with taper in JOINTS Steel - Rigid?
- Why do I obtain different results for the same end plate joint in RF‑/JOINTS Steel - DSTV and RF‑/JOINTS Steel - Rigid?
- In the design of a classic rigid end plate joint, the moments about the major axis (y‑axis) are only considered. If the moments are entered about the minor axis, the resulting tensile forces are not taken into account in the design. Am I correct?
- I have designed a steel connection using RF‑JOINTS and then created a model to compare it in RFEM. Why are the results not identical?
- I would like to model a bolt connection, which can only absorb compressive stresses from the support, by means of surface releases. Unfortunately, I cannot do this because my model is always unstable. Is there a model as a template?
- I would like to perform a stability analysis of the upper flange in a long truss. What is the best way to proceed?
- The design of my connection is not possible because of an incorrect geometry input. What can I do?
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