EXPERT Composite

Software for analysis and design for composite
and steel multistory buildings

EXPERT Composite is a reliable and effective structural software solution of multistory composite and steel structures. All the features regarding the modeling, analysis and dimensioning of the structure are fully automated, providing a modern, user friendly working environment for the design of buildings made of composite structural elements.

EXPERT Composite can calculate and design all the types of structural elements required for a composite structure, such as beams, columns, slabs, roofs, steel bracings, walls, cores and foundations, without making any compromise in the application of the corresponding Eurocode regulations for each structural element. It includes a complete steel connections design environment and also a separate environment for the detailed analysis and design of composite elements.

EXPERT Composite uses modern interface elements and presentation methods to provide enhanced data input and project overview. In addition, it creates a fully automated comprehensive calculations report.

EXPERT Composite is the most efficient solution for dealing with the complexities of the design of composite concrete and steel buildings.

General:

  • Simplified GUI for fast and accurate data input.
  • Parametric modeling with the assistance of innovating tools.
  • Change of physical units at any time.
  • Undo / Redo of user actions.
  • Supported GUI and report languages: English, Greek.

Loads and Masses:

  • Static loads: self weight, distributed or concentrated loads, temperature loads.
  • Automatic creation of EN regulation loads.
  • User defined loads.
  • Automatic creation of masses and load combinations according to EN regulations.

Calculations:

Global structure

  • Static linear analysis.
  • Spectral analysis using the Greek Seismic code and Eurocode 8.
  • Beam finite elements solver.
  • Diaphragm functionality.

Composite structural elements

  • Accurate definition of the effective widths.
  • Static analysis using beam finite elements.
  • Cracked or non-cracked analysis option.
  • Redistribution of internal forces.

Structural data:

Global structure

  • Grid construction in 3 design levels (X, Y and Z axis).
  • Wizard for automated generation of multistory steel structure.
  • Advanced grouping and selection options for structural elements.
  • Automated grid creation by importing DXF files.
  • Accurate automated modeling with beam finite elements.
  • Model validity verifications.
  • Libraries for steel sheeting and shear connectors.
  • Definition of structural eccentricities (*).
  • Definition of shear walls.
  • Definition of cores (*).
  • Definition of concrete structural elements such as: strip foundations, pad foundations (footings), columns.
  • Materials: steel, concrete.

* : Scheduled for next version

Composite structural elements

  • Single and multiple opening beam elements.
  • Option to use temporary supports in construction phase.
  • Use of type H steel sections.
  • Use of different slab depth.
  • Use of slab with steel sheeting.
  • Single and multiple opening slab.
  • User definition of geometric and mechanical characteristics of steel sheeting.
  • Levels for steel reinforcement of the slab (2 in the transversal and 3 in the longitudinal direction).

Steel member design (Eurocode 3):

  • Section classification (classes 1, 2, 3 and 4).
  • Local buckling of the web due to shear and check of the resistance of the section in bending, bending and axial, shear, bending and shear, bending and shear and axial checks.
  • Automatic calculation of member buckling length.
  • Check in buckling and lateral torsional buckling of the structural element.
  • Color coded presentation of the failed members in the results table.

Composite slabs member design (Eurocode 4):

Checks in Ultimate Limit State (construction and composite stage)

  • Section resistance check in bending, bending and compression, shear, bending and shear, bending and compression and shear.
  • Check in longitudinal shear.
  • Check in punching shear.
  • Check in fire resistance.

Checks in Serviceability Limit State (construction and composite stage)

  • Check for minimum reinforcement requirement.
  • Displacement check.

Concrete member design structural elements (Eurocode 2):

  • Beam (*).
  • Column.
  • Shear.
  • Core (*).

* : Scheduled for next version

Composite beam member design (Eurocode 4):

Checks in Ultimate Limit State (construction and composite stage)

  • Section classification (classes 1, 2, 3 and 4).
  • Calculation of effective section characteristics and stresses distribution for section class 4.
  • Section resistance check in bending, bending and compression, shear, bending and shear, bending and shear and compression.
  • Member resistance check in bending and lateral torsional bending.
  • Shear connectors check.
  • Concrete reinforcements check.
  • Member check in fire conditions.

Checks in Serviceability Limit State (construction and composite stage)

  • Check for minimum reinforcement requirement.
  • Displacement check.

Steel connections design
(Eurocode 3):

  • Interactive definition of the connection from the structural beam model.
  • Detailed design of the connection with the assistance of multiple drawing views.
  • Automatic creation and export of connection drawing in DXF format.
  • Detailed and summary results per connection and loading.
  • Options for various types of stiffeners.

Results and Reports:

  • Graphical and numerical display of the analysis results (eigenmodes, diagrams of internal forces of the model and the sections), member design and connections design.
  • Summary display of the analysis and member design results for the structural elements.
  • Automated production of reports.
  • Automatic production of report in MS Word (DOC file format).
  • Model images embedded in the report.

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info@cces.gr

+30 210 2209383

15 Mesogeion Avenue, Athens, 11526

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