Quikjoint update - BCSA/SCI: Joints in steel construction: Moment-Resisting Joints to Eurocode 3. Publication P398, 2013
Release 8.50 of Quikjoint is available for download now!
Most of the work in this release is due to the publication of P398 - BCSA/SCI: Joints in steel construction: Moment-Resisting Joints to Eurocode 3. P398 offers some clarification enabling us to push economy further, but in some cases its methods differed slightly from those adopted in Quikjoint. Each difference has been carefully considered. In some instances (beam splices) new options have been added so that Quikjoint can perform a strict P398 approach or its original (traditional) approach. Quikjoint now has a new menu option to cover these features. See: Options|Calculation options.
Moment connections now include weld checks for their stiffeners; the beam splice will now operate with category A, B and C types of connections and optionally includes minimum resistance checks.
The moment base now offers considerably more flexibility and has a new method for assessing the tension resistance of the holding down bolts based upon: DD CEN/TS 1992-4-2:2009
Finally, the simple column base is enhanced so that where friction at the base is not sufficient to carry the shear, the shear resistance of the holding down bolts is used.
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