Frame analysis for plane structures with arbitrary geometry can be analysed according to the 1st or 2nd order theory. With the concrete, steel, or timber modules a utilisation check can then performed for both the ultimate limit state and the serviceability limit state.
Geometry is easily created through a point and click interface, or for common structures, the parametric Geometry & Loading module can be used. Standard steel, concrete and timber sections can be found in the database, or you can define parametric sections.
A structure can then be designed according to Eurocode. Instability is also considered, you can define buckling lengths or by the 2nd order moments. With the Concrete Module a cracked section analysis considering creep and shrinkage can also be performed.
Full technical details and the theory behind the Frame Analysis module can be found on the WIN-Statik Wiki by clicking here.