Steel Design2023-08-25T16:23:00+02:00
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Steel Design

The Steel Design software module in FEM-Design allows you to design and perform structural analysis on steel, columns, beams and truss members.

The fast auto-design helps you find the most suitable cross-sections. All section shapes and classes, including class 4 profiles, can be checked for all relevant effects (for example all types of buckling and stability) and for utilisation.

Steel Design Software Module

Perform manual or auto-design calculations to find the most suitable steel bar cross-sections. Run a check to verify, or design steel structures for fire effect. Thickness optimisation can be done for bars modelled with 3D shell components.

Steel Frames and Trusses

Three-dimensional frame and truss structures are easily modelled, analysed and designed in FEM-Design.

Common structures can be generated along with loads in a few simple steps using the parametric input wizard. The section editor allows complex arbitrary section shapes (opened or closed) to be created for bars, beams and columns.

Watch the Steel Design Overview Video

Steel Design Features

  • Manual and auto design to find the most suitable steel bar profiles according to Eurocode 3

  • Utilisation check of all section shapes and classes including class 4 profiles

  • Stability checks, shear buckling and inspection of web stiffeners

  • Automatic calculation of buckling coefficient used to define structural stiffness

  • Check for fire effect and design of fire protection

  • Ability to calculate and design structure nonlinearly with initial curvatures

  • Applied detailed steel joints can be considered in global 3D model analysis and design

Why wait? Apply below to download a trial license of FEM-Design and get started on your journey today!

Calculations performed according to:

  • Euro Code
  • Belgian National Annex
  • British National Annex
  • Danish National Annex
  • Dutch National Annex
  • Estonian National Annex
  • Finnish National Annex
  • German National Annex
  • Hungarian National Annex
  • Latvian National Annex
  • Norwegian National Annex
  • Polish National Annex
  • Romanian National Annex
  • Spanish National Annex
  • Swedish National Annex
  • Turkish Seismic Code

Languages supported:

  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Hungarian
  • Polish

FEM-Design Wiki

Full details on the Steel Design Module and the theory can be found on the FEM-Design Wiki by clicking here.

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