CoP (Connection Program) is a software to design joints between open sections in steel building frames according to ENV 1993 (Eurocode 3). The scope of this light version includes
- moment resistant joints with bolted end plate connections (2 bolts in one row, flush end plates with 2 bolt rows between the beam flanges, extended end plates with 2 bolt rows between the beam flanges and one bolt row above the upper beam flange)
- simple (pinned) joints with double web cleat connections
- stiffening/strengthening elements for the column: web stiffeners, backing plates, supplementary web plates
The following features are not available in this light version
- moment resistant joints with endplates with more than 2 bolt rows between the beam flanges
- welded moment resistant joints
- simple (pinned) joints with fin plate connections
- simple (pinned) joints with header plate connections (short end plates)
- beam haunches
- M-N interaction for moment resistant joints
- user defined section
- user defined materials
* ACoP: ArcelorMittal Connection Program download link provides freeware version of the software.
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