Fatigue checks for steel connections
Date & Time

21 September 2022
09:00 - 10:00 BST

Location

Online

Price
Free
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Fatigue checks for steel connections

Webinar
Date & Time

21 September 2022
09:00 - 10:00 BST

Location

Online

Price
Free
Availability

Places available

This webinar, in collaboration with IDEA StatiCa, introduces the attendees to fatigue checking of steel connections with the use of a CBFEM model. It provides insight into the key quantities required for fatigue verifications and their use in further calculations.

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.

Learning outcomes

  • Fatigue checking workflow for connection design

  • Calculation of key quantities required for the fatigue verification of connections

  • Using the derived quantities for further calculations

Speaker

Costis Hatzopoulos

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.

Additional Attendee Information

Register via GoToWebinar. Registration information will be sent to IDEA StatiCa.

 

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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