Being able to produce LCAs with your building designs, gives you the opportunity to contribute to various Green Certification Schemes.
With this advantage, not only would you be doing you part in the Climate Emergency, but you would also getting the opportunity to contribute to the design of Green Certified Buildings, which often be seen as very attractive investment for various reasons that we will outline within this blog post.
MasterSeries includes a large library of in-built steel sections which includes British, European, American, South African and Chinese sections.
These in-built section profiles adhere to geometric properties defined in design codes such as British Standards and Eurocodes, which allow for their design within MasterSeries. As well as the in-built libraries, MasterSeries incorporates many other section types which can be designed within the software, the full range of which can be found within our MasterKey: Steel Design feature list.
The accuracy of any FE analysis is heavily influenced by the size of the finite element mesh. Large elements result in a faster analysis time but at the cost of a loss of accuracy. But a small global mesh size, while giving a higher level of accuracy, comes at the cost of analysis time. So how do you know if the mesh is correct?
Finite Element Analysis is an extremely useful tool for modelling structures that are too complex for regular beam element analytical solutions. However, finite elements raises many questions both in modelling and analysis.