Computer Applications


StBK has long been active in developing computer software for the design, making drawings, cost estimating and detailing of steel structures. For instance, our computer software CRANEGIRD for the design of crane overhead runway girders was in general use as early as in 1976.

We have developed tailored computer software for structural steel components and for structural systems, as assignments for individual Clients or as internal projects. A major software system is CHIMNEY for the design, preparing drawings, detailing and cost estimating of steel chimneys and similar steel structures with rotational symmetry and dynamic wind loading. The program has now been used for the design or check calculations of over 900 chimneys and towers.

A computer software COLBUCK is available for the analysis of compressed structural steel members under general conditions, considering residual stresses, initial out-of-straightness, and load eccentricities.