Structural engineers, are you seeking streamlined design, cutting-edge fatigue analysis, and effortless code compliance? If you’re looking for structural design software, FEA analysis software, or code verification software, SDC Verifier 2024 R1 delivers a powerhouse update packed with new standards, enhanced weld checks, Rainflow Counting, and more. 

This release empowers you to optimize designs with confidence and speed, freeing up valuable time to focus on innovation.

ABS, Bureau Veritas, Australian Standards — Expand Your Reach

Designing structures that meet stringent regulations across diverse industries just got easier with SDC Verifier’s latest code library expansion. 

Whether you specialize in offshore platforms, heavy equipment, or civil infrastructure, this update offers the compliance tools you need for your structural design software, FEA analysis software, or code verification software.

Detail Points:

  • ABS Power for Offshore Installations: The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) sets the bar for safety in everything from oil rigs to floating production facilities. SDC Verifier now aligns with the latest ABS plate buckling standards (Offshore Structures 2022, Floating Production Installations 2024), ensuring your designs withstand the harsh marine environment – a crucial aspect of reliable energy infrastructure.
  • Bureau Veritas Precision: Analyze unstiffened plated structures with unparalleled rigor using the new BV NR615 (2023) implementation. This integration empowers you to assess buckling capacity and ultimate strength with absolute accuracy, giving you crucial insights into component behavior to optimize the design of ship hulls and minimize failures.
  • Australian Standards Confidence: Design beams for buildings, bridges, and industrial structures with complete assurance using AS 4100 (2020). This simplifies the design of steel bridges, ensuring structural integrity and regulatory compliance. SDC Verifier streamlines complex member checks for forces, bending, and more, replacing the older AS 4100-1998 standard for a seamless, up-to-date workflow.

SDC Verifier will soon expand support for AS 4100 to include welds, fatigue analysis, and other critical aspects of the standard, making it your one-stop shop for Australian steel design compliance.

Fatigue Analysis Gets Smarter with Rainflow Counting

The new Rainflow Counting integration in SDC Verifier empowers you to predict component lifecycles accurately, leading to more durable, failure-resistant designs.

Understanding Rainflow Counting

This advanced technique distills complex, real-world stress patterns into a series of simple, closed stress-strain cycles. This transformation is crucial for accurately assessing fatigue damage.

Code Compliance

Take the guesswork out of fatigue analysis with integrated support for these essential standards:

  • Eurocode 3 Fatigue (EN1993-1-9, 2005)
  • EN 13001 Fatigue (2018)
  • DIN 15018 (1984)
  • F.E.M. 1.001 (3rd, 1998)

Industries That Benefit

  1. Rainflow Counting is invaluable across sectors where components experience fluctuating loads, such as designing long-lasting cranes for construction and minimizing unexpected downtime in offshore hoisting systems.
  2. Rainflow Counting helps engineers analyze the impact of traffic loads on bridges, maximizing lifespan and reducing public maintenance expenses.

“I’m particularly excited about the integration of the latest plate buckling standards,” says Roman Samchuk, Head of Engineering at SDC Verifier, “Following the most up-to-date recommendations is crucial for new structural designs. Additionally, the 1D weld strength checks significantly streamline analysis for projects using simplified models, making it easier to evaluate weld integrity without the need for complex modeling. Finally, the inclusion of the Rainflow Counting method allows users to directly apply this powerful fatigue analysis technique. SDC Verifier 2024 R1 offers all of these alongside numerous smaller enhancements that will undoubtedly improve the user experience.”

By integrating Rainflow Counting, SDC Verifier enables you to make data-driven decisions about material choices, structural reinforcements, and maintenance schedules, maximizing the lifespan of your designs while minimizing unexpected downtime.

1D Weld Analysis — Quick Estimates, Strategic Refinement

When evaluating large-scale structures, SDC Verifier’s 1D weld strength estimation saves time by identifying potential weak links in beam element models. 

For instance, engineers designing steel-framed warehouses or prefabricated buildings can quickly analyze numerous weld joints using this tool, optimizing their design even in early iterations.

This allows you to quickly identify potential weak points and make informed decisions about where to focus your detailed modeling efforts.

  1. Get rapid weld strength assessments for common RHS chord joints (T, X, Y) with H/I or RHS braces. This is particularly valuable when you’re working with beam element models, saving time during initial design iterations.
  2. Knowing your simplified models can still provide meaningful weld insights allows you to streamline analysis without sacrificing accuracy.
  3. By pinpointing joints that may require more complex 2D or 3D modeling, you can invest your time and resources where they have the greatest impact on structural integrity.

SDC Verifier’s 1D weld analysis empowers you to strike the ideal balance between speed and detailed accuracy. Design smarter and faster, ensuring your welds are up to the task.

Analysis Flexibility, Import Options, and a Smoother Workflow

SDC Verifier 2024 R1 isn’t just about new standards; it’s also about enhancing your everyday design experience. Discover new analysis possibilities, streamlined import features, and a focus on making your workflow faster and more intuitive.

  • Expanded Analysis Power: Tackle a wider range of structural problems with the addition of Normal Modes and Nonlinear Static analyses.
  • Greater Modeling Flexibility: Import beam models directly from files, allowing you to easily integrate data from various sources and customize beam parameters.
  • Accuracy and Precision: Ensure correct stress calculations for fatigue and plate buckling analysis with element orientation readings from Ansys geometry.

“SDC Verifier 2024 R1 had two paramount focuses: enhancing the user experience through long-awaited features and code integrations and improving the functionality of our new independent software version,”explains Oleg Ishchuk, Chief Operation Officer at SDC Verifier. “We achieved the first with the implementation of 5 new standards, refined Rainflow Counting, enhanced weld strength checks, and more. The second focus was realized by incorporating feedback from early adopters, resulting in improved visual appearance and optimized performance. I’m thrilled about the new level of quality and confidence we deliver to structural engineers with 2024 R1”.

Intrigued by SDC Verifier 2024 R1? Learn how it can revolutionize your specific projects! Schedule a free demo with our experts to see the software in action and discuss how it aligns with your unique structural design challenges.