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Media archive New tools for designing SSAB’s hollow sections for aboveground construction
March 23, 2017 08:00 CET

New tools for designing SSAB’s hollow sections for aboveground construction

SSAB has also large variety of hollow sections, including several high strength grades. To support the frame designers a new handbook, “SSAB Domex Tube Structural Hollow Sections EN 1993 –Handbook” and a design software SSAB FrameCalc have been recently published.

New tool for designers - SSAB Domex Tube structural hollow section handbook

SSAB Domex Tube handbook provides design guidance for structures manufactured of SSAB hollow sections, it is directed for designers and students in the field of steel construction. It gives practical and theoretical design instructions for building construction but also machine construction related issues are stressed. It can be utilized in very demanding designs but also in education as a textbook. It includes various calculation examples which can be utilized directly for example in weld joint, fire and fatigue designs.

SSAB Domex Tube handbook is available as a printed book and pdf-format. SSAB’s technical support organizes technical seminars and presentations about the handbook and supplies printed books. Download the book here: SSAB-Domex-Tube-Structural-Hollow-Sections-EN-1993-Handbook.


Figure 1. SSAB Domex Tube Structural Hollow Sections EN 1993 –Handbook is now available.

SSAB’s FrameCalc software for designing and optimizing tubular trusses

SSAB has developed a unique tool for its customers and designers for designing roof trusses with structural hollow sections. With it it is possible to optimize the truss with just few key parameters; geometry, loads and steel grades. It can optimize the truss to either minimize the mass or manufacturing costs. With FrameCalc it is easy to compare different steel grades in trusses and see the benefits of high strength steels yourself. The design is done according to Eurocode 3.

FrameCalc will shorten the design phase and works as an excellent tool in making quotations. SSAB developes it constantly, so if you are willing to participate as a test user please contact Jussi Minkkinen: jussi.minkkinen@ssab.com, Phone +358 50 314 3322.