The SCIA team created many little (sometimes experimental) tools over the years. Now they are all here for you to explore, test & be inspired.
Beam Moment Iterator using ESA_XML
The ‘Beam Moment Iterator’ is a simple script written in Windows PowerShell which illustrates the use of ESA_XML. By means of an example the script shows how SCIA Engineer can be run iteratively while each time changing the inputs based on the results of the previous iteration step.
Input Non-linear Functions via Excel
Input the Displacement-Force or the Rotation-Moment values for the NonLinear functions, that can be used in a nonlinear support or nonlinear hinge. Very useful when you have to add a lot of nonlinear functions, or when you want to ‘generate’ these functions yourself, and import them into SCIA Engineer.
Seismic spectrum generator
Input of Frequency/Period and Acceleration for a horizontal and vertical spectrum. Very useful when you want to generate the spectrum with formulas from a foreign national code, and import this into SCIA Engineer.
Fatigue verification for heavy gauge steel components
The provided calculation form can be used for the assessment of fatigue resistance of members and connections subjected to dynamic loading. The calculations follow the rules given in EN 1993-1-9 and are valid for the assessment of high-cycle fatigue (> 102 to 104 cycles); this means that stresses and strains remain in the elastic range such that no local yielding occurs.
Parametric Batch Optimiser
This excel file 'replaces' the functionality of the (old) Parametric Batch Optimiser module (esa.23). Using incremental steps in the parameters, the user can easily optimize his structures. The user defines a SCIA Engineer project and parametrizes it. With this excel file you can run this specific project. The calculated results will generate a complete output data set, from which you can determine the set of parameters that lead to the optimised result.
Nodal loads input tool
Engineers often exchange data about point loads, to take the reactions from one part of a building as loads on the other part. This data is sometimes presented with 6 values per node (3 forces & 3 moments for each X, Y, Z axis). As SCIA Engineer approaches node loads differently (1 value, with an arbitrary direction), this Excel-based tool will facilitate the input of such data in SCIA Engineer.
Concrete Corbel Design
Concrete Corbel Design is a Design Form based calculation ready to be linked into SCIA Engineer. It serves for design and check of directly supported concrete corbel according to Eurocode 2 and implemented national annexes. The strut-and-tie model concept prescribed in EC2 is used for the analysis.
HSS Design Tools Pack
The SCIAHSS Design Tools Pack, is a new software for the design of hollow structural sections (HSS) members and connections. Developed in conjunction with the Steel Tube Institute, the SCIAHSS Design Tools Pack is a powerful suite of engineering checks to aid engineers in the design of HSS beams and columns, as well as their connections. Unlike other engineering software that may be a “black-box,” the SCIAHSS Design Tools Pack output shows the formulas and methods used in the calculation, so results are completely verifiable. HSS Calculations Reports can be shown as a brief summary of the results or as a detailed output, which includes all the formulas that were used to derive the calculation.