PowerConnect is a fast and easy detailing program for a wide range of practical designs for H-, I-sections and tubular hollow sections including load modeling capabilities, static analysis, limit state design and verification.
PowerConnect allows the user to optimize the dimensions of each individual connection component and quickly find the most optimal design. PowerConnect has limit state design according to Eurocode 3 and has strong solver capabilities, thus enabling engineers to evaluate almost instantly the impact of design changes.
The user will develop better insights into the quantitative importance of the most relevant design parameters and provides engineers with optimization of bolt positions according to Eurocode 3.
The calculation comprises connection design resistance (bending, shear and compression/tension) and limit state design verification of connections. Results are neatly reported and undersized and oversized components are identified through color-coding on connection geometry.