STEELexpress Design of Stuctural
Steelwork Elements according
to Eurocode 3 EN 1993:2005
With STEELexpress you can easily design structural elements of
Classification of cross-sections, Resistance
of cross-sections in single and combined actions, Flexural and
resistance of members. Design of connections. Design of beams, columns,
roof and floor structures. Design one
and two floor frames.
Design of purlins and bracing systems. Design of footings of steel
structures.Design of composite steel and concrete
structures, according to
Parameters according to National Annex of Eurocode. Detailed
reports with references to Eurocode paragraphs and necessary drawings.
Tables with all international steel profiles with dimensions, resistance
and buckling resistance values. User defined steel section properties.
Welded steel sections formed by the user.
A combined detailed reportis produced for the designed
steel components. Assumptions and
references to design codes are shown in the report. The user can select the applicable National
Annex. The design code parameters, as well as default values,
can be adjusted by the user. Design Charts and Tables for use and
understanding of Eurocode 3 are included
in the program. For frame
structures the program's CAD modulus automatic generates detailed drawings of
the structure and the joints.
Design of steel frames
Single bay portal frames under vertical and
horizontal loadings, also with concentrated loads on the columns
Single bay portal frames under snow, wind and seismic
Two floor frames under vertical and
Design of Steel Beams
Single beams (simply supported, fixed in one end or fixed in both
ends). Combination of uniform, triangular or concentrated loads. Various
lateral length supports. Floor beams of one or two spans or one span and cantilever.
Laterally unrestrained, restrained at one or two intermediate points, or
totally restrained. Roof beams of one or two spans. Snow, wind pressure and under
pressure, imposed load.
Purlin design. Simply supported or continuous. Laterally
restrained or unrestrained.
Single members in compression
(various end conditionsand
Columns under axial load, or axial load and single or
Columns in simple constructions (simple columns,
columns in braced or unbraced frames)
Design of bolted connections
Design of various connections according to Eurocode 3-1-8
Connections are design for specific actions, and the program selects the
optimum connection geometry and bolt number andarragenment .
You may also specify the bolt number and configuration and the program
computes the connection capacity.
Shear joint Double shear joint
Splice joint Short continuity of I section
Beam to beam
Beam-continuation connection Gerber-beam connection Beam-on-beam
connection with web cleats
Beam to column
connections Beam on column
connection with web cleats Beam on column connection with end plates
Bolted connections with end or base plate.
Apex connection Eve connection
with Haunch Eve connection
without haunch Simple column base connection Fixed column base connection
Connections made with pins Pin ended member
of Bracing systems
Bracing systems are required to resist transverse
actions, due to wind and earthquake.
Vertical bracing system in the sidewalls between the columns.
transmits the horizontal transverse loads from the roof to the ground
and temporary stability during the erection.
Horizontal roof bracing system
On the roof
to transmit the transverse loads from the roof to the vertical bracing
and to provide temporary stability during the erection.
Design of footings of steel structures
Pinned footing under vertical and horizontal
Fixed footing under
vertical and horizontal loading and moment
horizontal forces only with passive earth pressure
horizontal ties in order to resist horizontal forces
of base anchoring system
Simple base connection(vertical and horizontal forces).
Fixed base connection. (vertical , horizontal forces and overturning
Anchor bolts with hooks or with washer plates.
Design of composite steel and concrete
Design of composite steel and concrete structures, General rules and
rules for buildings
of cross-sections Design of steel cross section
in Ultimate Limit State (ULS) for various combinations of actions.
selected cross section and the actions on the cross section the design
the design resistance of the cross section is computed. Single actions
Tension Nt Compression Nc Bending Myy,Bending Mzz
Shear Vz,Shear Vy
Compression and shear
Compression, bending and
shear Nc- Vz-My Tension, bending and shear
Bending and compression
Bending and tension
Axial force shear and
Buckling resistance of members
Buckling resistance and
lateral buckling resistance of members
Uniform members in compression EN1993-1-1:2005 6.3.1.
Columns with axial load only
Uniform members in bending EN1993-1-1:2005 6.3.2
Lateral buckling resistance of members
vertical load only
Uniform members in
bending and axial compression
Columns with axial compression and end moments
with vertical load and axial compression
Variety of loading combinations, end support conditions and various
lateral restrained conditions.
Standard sections, user defined, welded sections Dimensions, geometric properties Classification Resistance values (axial load, bending shear) Buckling resistance and lateral buckling resistance for variousbuckling lengths
Tables of all the international steel profiles
Dimensions, properties, classification resistance values for various
actions, buckling and lateral buckling resistance values.
non-standard steel sections
Section properties are defined from the user.
Tables with welded
(fabricated) steel sections The user can make
the steel section by giving the dimensions and thicknesses. The
geometric and strength properties are computed by the program. These
sections can be used anywhere in the program for designing steelwork
Basic design charts and graphs of
Buckling curves, tools for computing buckling reduction
Elastic critical moment for lateral buckling Mcr
for computing Effective length of braced and unbraced members.
and print Report
Full report preview. Drawings
of the structure and the
structural details for the
connections. The computational errors, or inadequate dimensioning, are shown in red.
Export of all reports to PDF or Word format.
Export of all CAD drawings to PDF or
Full design report preview. Detailed report with diagrams, structure and
References to Eurocodes paragraphs, report of analytical formulas and