21 September 202209:00 - 10:00 BST
Fatigue failure of steel connections is a well-known failure mechanism that is usually expressed as cracks that grow progressively over time. This is especially true for structures that resist heavy cyclic loads (examples are steel-composite bridges, chimneys, crane supporting structures and machine parts among others). As fatigue cracking rarely occurs in the base material and it is usually located at the connection details – even if these connections are overdesigned, to withstand loads greater that the connected member resistances – fatigue design becomes relevant for steel detailing calculations of structures under cyclic loads.
Although the onerous effect of repetitive loading has been extensively studied since 1960, fatigue design is a relatively recent code requirement. As such, there are few tools available that provide support for such calculations, and engineers tend to rely on spreadsheets and their own hand-calculations for the code checking.
In this webinar, we will explore the application of CBFEM for fatigue checking and demonstrate how to use IDEA StatiCa Connection to calculate key quantities like nominal stresses.
Fatigue checking workflow for connection design
Calculation of key quantities required for the fatigue verification of connections
Using the derived quantities for further calculations
Costis Hatzopoulos is a Structural Engineer, graduated from A.U.Th. Polytechnic School of Engineering at 2001. Since then, he has been involved in over 100 structural engineering projects ranging from concrete buildings, monument restoration to industrial design and special structures. He is an expert in FEA analysis and seismic design with a broad knowledge of structural analysis software. He has also a big interest in programming languages, and particularly in the development of applications that support the structural design of structures. Costis has been working at IDEA StatiCa UK as the Technical manager since 2019.
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