Steel Connections Manual

Module Connections of SCIA.ESA PT has been made to design frame connections of steel structures. While a connection is being entered in the graphical windows of SCIA.ESA PT, each element of the connection is drawn (connected members, endplates, stiffeners, bolts, etc.). In addition, the program checks detailing requirements laid in the code. What’s more, the allowable forces on the connection are calculated and they must be compared with the actual forces acting in the connection. The program also lists the parts that determine the resistance of the connection, thus enabling the user to take appropriate actions.

After design and calculation, the program can generate overview drawings and detail drawings of the connection and the connection elements. A report about the calculation can be printed.