Version 19.0 extensions focus on quality and give a final polishing of this design functionality: users will find various smaller and larger improvements in the checks, output, AutoDesign as well as a noticeable improvement in performance.
SCIA Engineering Report 17.01 introduces a new and improved 2D member with extended functionality that gives users greater control and flexibility over the 2D member’s behaviour and includes new options to efficiently model diaphragms for lateral load transfer.
We have developed functionality called Integration member which can help you with this. Integration member integrates all internal forces from 2D as well as 1D members which are in the defined bounding box around the member. This results in internal forces of 1D element. You may assume that it would be pretty difficult to define and use this integration member. That's not true.
Steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) is more and more used as construction material. Well-known are applications for industrial floors. Nevertheless, this material is also widely used in structural concrete elements where it is especially effective to cover crack widths in combination with standard conventional reinforcement.
In order to investigate the behaviour of SFRC slabs on piles, a campaign of tests has been conducted at the Tongji University of Shanghai, China. All the specimen are reinforced with the 5D 65/60BG high performance fibre from Bekaert, at dosages of 30 and 35 kg/m³. Tests were conducted on four plates of dimensions 4.3x4.3m, with a thickness of 18cm, loaded by one central point and supported on four 4 points.
This version of SCIA Engineer contains a smart and sophisticated solution regarding the concrete-steel fibre design. With this solution, the concrete designer can extend his/her possibilities by using SCIA Engineer to design any concrete floor with/without traditional reinforcement and contain steel fibres.
One of the important things in the IFC file format is the shape representation. A solid model is a complete representation of the nominal shape of a product with all points in the interior connected. Any point can be classified as being inside, outside, or on the boundary of the solid.
SCIA Engineer is unique is this way that it allows the engineer to define a relation between the real shape (structural model) and the analysis model. The user will decide which of the two is the primary one. The other is automatically generated by SCIA Engineer.