- Tension-only member design for wall and roof bracings.
Elements on roofs and facades, especially central braces, buckle under compression loads due to their slenderness. mkaPEB can identify which element will buckle under which load and analyzes the system so that it is only supported by the tension-only members. Whilst making this analysis, it takes into account the thermal effects of Summer-Winter temperature differences and wind and earthquake loads coming from the facade. After solving each one separately, it superposes and controls the element strengths according to this last situation.
By doing this, mkaPEB was able to use tension-only rods in the braces.
Detailed design will be carried out according to various international codes.
mkaPEB steel truss automatically performs joint calculations for many joints on roofs and facades.
It resizes the connection plates according to the welding lengths calculated in the steel shears. Thus, the processing time is shortened and the possibility of error is eliminated.
If the selected steel structure design regulation is AISC-360, Connections is based on AISC-360-16 and design guides published by AISC.
If Eurocode 3 is selected, the strength of the connections is checked based on EN-1993-1-8.
The design of other combinations can be done after static calculations are made from the combination design page.
The properties of the combination can be changed parametrically.
The distances of the bolts to the edges and the limits of the welds are checked.
While calculating the strength of the connection, the changes can be followed on the 3D model.
2D technical drawing of the connection can also be taken.
In our single-story warehouse-hangar type structure, the columns are under the effect of one-way bending. Especially when calculating foundations in structures with overhead cranes or under the influence of high wind force – Soil capacity It is thought that geotechnical controls should be done in addition to the reinforcement calculation.
The general bearing capacity formula recommended by Hansen Vesic in Eurocode -7 is used. Our aim with mkaPEB is to make all the elements of the steel structure, from the roof to the timeline, resistant to disaster situations.
Today, many structure analysis software gives their calculations within tables. And they show the accuracy of their calculations with verification solutions. This view was not adopted in mkaPEB. For this reason, the load calculations are given with detailed calculation reports for the design of steel structural elements and connections. The engineer can follow the reference, formulas, and process steps of the calculation.