Besides the implementation of the Eurocode methodology, SCIA Engineer contains a library of national annexes where country-specific methods and parameters are available. The Manager for National Annexes allows the user to verify and adapt nationally determined parameters.
Within SCIA Engineer it is possible to automatically generate load combinations according to recent International Building Codes (IBC 2012 & 2006) as well as the specification for Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7-10 & 7-05).
SCIA Engineer is more and more interested in the overseas market. Besides the implementation for the US market there are also many improvements for design and check functionalities for concrete and steel structure according to the Brazilian code (NBR).
Serviceability design criteria are important for people's comfort, as well as the integrity of separation walls, façades and other non-load-bearing elements and finishes. This is why we put an additional focus on this aspect of the design of steel members and we extended the existing check of Relative deflection.
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.