With increases in computing power and the integration of code guidelines into structural analysis software, the numerical analysis of steel frame structures has become a key stage in the initial design, modification and retrofitting of industrial structures. This has been driven by the increasing complexity of modern designs together with a demand for less conservative and more economical design.
SDEA Solutions are experienced in using modern Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools to carry out the structural analysis, design and code checking of engineered structures to ASTM, API and EN design codes as well as other industry standards. Global structural modelling is used to obtain overall reactions and component interactions, in addition, more detailed advanced FEA analysis of key connections in order to guarantee their structural integrity.
In addition to considering different static load combinations, the dynamic loading on the structure and its vibrational response may also be taken into account in order to assess the structural integrity under transient loading events such as wind storms, earthquakes and mechanical vibration.
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