Code design extensions in version 17

 

17.0

SCIA Engineeris well known for supporting the Eurocodes including National annexes. In the last release (version 17) we have implemented most of the functionalities of 5 more National Annex for Cyprus, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden. The integration of more codes in one software platform is both financial and technical benefit for our users.

Besides that, existing NADs are always kept up-to-date whenever the updates are published, thus enabling the engineers to deliver projects in full compliance with the code.

Highlights
Extension of National Annexes - Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Cyprus - National Annexes for these countries have been extended with most code parameters for load, combinations and design ans checks.
Material library

British BS EN-NA, Austrian ONORM - EN NA, Irish IS-EN NA and German DIN -EN NA. material library has been updated

Code updates Czech National Annexes to EN 1993 are updated to the latest version of the NA's.
Clear indication of errors, warnings and notes in the 3D scene and design report.

Extension of National Annexes

Besides the implementation of the Eurocode methodology, SCIA Engineer contains a library of national annexes where country-specific methods and parameters are available.

The table below gives an overview of extended National Annexes and code references. The National Annexes Manager allows the user to verify and adapt nationally determined parameters.

  Eurocode Cyprus Denmark Italy Norway Spain Sweden
 

Load and combinations

             
Design code

EN 1990

EN 1991

NA to CYS EN 1990:2002,2010

DS/EN 1990 DK NA:2013

UNI-EN-1990:2010

NS-EN 1990:2002/ NA:2008+A1:2010

EN 1990:2002/ A1:2005/AC:2010

BFS 2011:10 EKS 8
Load generator: wind, snow, load panel        
3D wind load generator          
Advanced mobile loads, train loads          
Seismic spectrum      

Steel frame design

             
Design code

EN 1993-1-1

EN 1993-1-2

EN 1993-1-4

EN 1993-1-5

CYS EN 1993-1-(1;2;3;5):2005/ NA:2010-06

DS/EN 1993-1-1D/NA:2015

DS/EN 1993-1-(2-5) DK/NA:2007

 

UNI-EN-1993-1-(1;2;3;5):2010

NS-EN 1993-1-(1;2;3;5):2005/NA:2008 AN/UNE-EN 1993-1-(1;5) :2013

 

EN 1993-1-(1;2;3;5):2005 / BFS 2011:10 EKS 8

Steel code check - frame structures
Fire resistance check  
Steel connections: modelling and checks
Cold-formed steel frame design              
Design code

EN 1993-1-8

CYS EN 1993-1-8:2005/ NA:2010-06

DS/EN 1993-1-8 DK/NA:2013 UNI-EN-1993-1- 8:2010 NS-EN 1993-1-8:2005/NA:2008 AN/UNE-EN 1993-1-8:2013 EN 1993-1-8:2005 / BFS 2011:10 EKS 8
Steel code check - frame structures  
Fire resistance check  
Concrete beam design              
Design code

EN 1992-1-1

EN 1992-1-2

EN 1992-2

(-) (-) (-) NS-EN 1992-1-1:2004 (-) EN 1992-1-1:200 / BFS 2011:10 EKS 8
Library of section according with the code        
RC design and checks        

Code Dependent Deflection (CDD)

       
Fire resistance check for RC beams            
Pre- and post-tensioned member: design and checks            
Concrete slab design              
Design code

EN 1992-1-1

EN 1992-1-2

EN1168

(-) (-) (-) NA:2008-11 NS-EN 1992-1-2:2004/NA:2010 (-) EN 1992-1-2:200 / BFS 2011:10 EKS 8
Library of section according with the code        
RC design and checks        

Code Dependent Deflection (CDF)

       
Fire resistance check for RC beams            
               
Composite beam design              
Design code

EN 1994-1-1

EN 1994-1-2

EN 1993

(-) (-) (-) (-) (-) (-)
Design of composite member (non-composite stage and final composite stage)            
Additional check (connectors; longitudinal reinforcement)            
Fire resistance check          
Composite column design  

 

         
Design code

EN 1994-1-1

EN 1994-1-2

EN 1993

(-)

(-)

(-) (-) (-) (-)
Design of composite column            
Fire resistance check            
Timber frame design              
Design code EN 1995-1-1 (-)

DS/EN 1995-1-1 DK/NA:2014

UNI-EN-1995-1- 1:2010 NS-EN 1995 -1-1:2004/NA:2010+A1:2013 EN 1995-1-1:2004 EN 1995-1-1: 2004/ BFS 2011:10 EKS 8
Design and checks of glued laminated beam element  
Definitions of classes  
Aluminium frame design              
Design code EN 1999 CYS EN 1999-1-1/ 2004/NA:2010-06 DS/EN 1999-1-1 DK/NA:2013 UNI-EN-1999-1- 1:2010 NS-EN 1999-1-1:2007/NA:2009 EN 1999-1-1:2004 EN 1999-1-1: 2007/ BFS 2011:10 EKS 8
Library of section according with the code
Design and checks of aluminium structures
Foundations              
Design code EN 1997 CYS EN 1999-1-1: 2007/NA:2010-06 DS/EN 1997-1-1 DK/NA:2008 UNI-EN-1997-1- 1:2010 NS-EN 1997-1-1:2007/NA:2008 EN 1997-1-1:2004 EN 1997-1-1: 2007/ BFS 2011:10 EKS 8
Stability check of pad foundations
Scaffolding              
Design code EN 12811-1 (-) (-) (-) (-) (-) (-)
scaffolding modelling and checks            
Seismicity              
Design code EN 1998 (-) (-) (-) (-) (-) (-)
Seismic analysis            
Concrete checks            

Material library

In some cases the National Annexes support additional material classes. The material library has been enlarged with missing classes from British BS EN-NA, Austrian ONORM - EN NA, Irish IS-EN NA and German DIN -EN NA.

Concrete material library

  • C6/8 (British BS-EN NA)
  • C8/10 (British BS-EN NA)
  • C28/35 (British BS-EN NA)
  • C32/40 (British BS-EN NA)
  • C28/35 (Irish I.S.-EN NA)
  • C100/115 (German DIN-EN NA)

Reinforcement steel material library

  • B420B (Austrian ONORM-EN NA)
  • B550A (Austrian ONORM-EN NA)
  • B550B (Austrian ONORM-EN NA)

Code updates

The current implementation of the Czech National Annexes to EN 1993 has been updated to the latest version of the NA's.

This concerns the following codes:

  • EN 1993-1-1: CSN EN 1993-1-1/NA es.A:2016-06

  • EN 1993-1-2: CSN EN 1993-1-2/NA es A.:2012-03

  • EN 1993-1-5: CSN EN 1993-1-3/Z1:2010-03

  • EN 1993-1-8: CSN EN 1993-1-3/Z1:2010-03

Error/Warning/Note reporting

The output of the code-based design contains, along with the values of all unity checks, some additional information which is hard to communicate to the user using numbers. Warnings and notes may be just as relevant as the unity checks, as these may mean that the chosen solution is not advisable (i.e., it does not fulfil all the code requirements, it cannot be executed on site, etc.). And errors prevent the check from being performed altogether. Therefore, it is important to communicate such verbal messages clearly and in the most accessible way possible.

SCIA Engineer now provides a unified approach to reporting errors, warnings and notes coming from the design checks to the 3D scene and to the report:

  • arrows point to members or sections in the model where a problem occurs; the problematic entities can also be highlighted;
  • an identifier (abbreviated designation) is printed next to each arrow to show which issue occurs where;
  • hovering on this identifier shows a tooltip with the full description of the issue; the full description contains also the information on how to fix the problem;
  • all identifiers and their full description can also be listed below a brief report;
  • a summary of all occurring issues can also be printed in the Result Legend;
  • members or specific locations on members with errors or warnings are also being considered as critical, together with the locations that have extreme unity check values. The user can easily filter all critical locations and take appropriate actions.

This development makes the finding of problems in the model or in the chosen design solution easier and very quick. Moreover, the user can tweak where the different types of issues (errors vs. warnings and notes) will be displayed simply through the properties of the check itself.

22/03/2017