Properly design your bolts

This course presents the different Eurocode 3 verification criteria, as well as digital implementation elements, including a tool created by Phimeca (delivered to participants).


1-day course


  • Identify verification criteria according to Eurocodes 3.
  • Implement an adapted modeling.
  • Use a verification tool developed by Phimeca.


  • Basic knowledge in mathematics and mechanics.
  • Basic use of Microsoft Excel.


  • Designer
  • Design office engineer or technician
  • Industrial draftsman


Upcoming sessions

  • March 9, 2021
  • June 15, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • December 9, 2021


18/20 Boulevard Reuilly, 75012 PARIS – Métro Dugommier


Centre d’affaires du Zénith, 34 rue de Sarliève, 63800, Cournon d’Auvergne


Sébastien Raynard



  • Verification criteria for non-preloaded bolted connections according to Eurocodes 3 (tension, shear, tension/shear, combined, diametrical pressure, punching)
  • Finite element modelling recommended for the verification of bolted joints (choice of degrees of freedom, elements (spring, rigid))
  • Presentation of an automated calculation tool in Excel developed by Phimeca


  • Example of applications (industrial cases)
  • Perform analytical calculations
  • Use the calculation tool on a real case

Calculation tools, developed by Phimeca, provided to participants at the end of the course (included in the course fee).

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Phimeca Cournon

Centre d’affaires du Zénith

34 rue de Sarliève

F-63800 Cournon-Auvergne

Phone: +(0)33 4 73 28 93 66

Phimeca Paris

18/20 boulevard de Reuilly

F-75012 Paris


Phone: +(0)33 1 58 51 18 02

Phimeca Annecy

Pépinière Galileo

178 route de Cran-Gevrier

74650 Chavanod


Phone: +(0)33 6 07 55 15 63

Phimeca Lyon

191 cours Lafayette

69006 Lyon


Phone: +(0)33 6 80 83 59 29