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.


  • Good knowledge of probability theory.
  • Knowledge of Python recommended


  • 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

Practice work

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

Application form

Register or ask for further information. Personalised training courses can also be provided. The location of the training is subject to change. Training courses can be held at a distance. In this case, the training can be delivered in several short sessions (e.g. 2 hours) via videoconference software, spread over several days, in agreement with the trainer and the participants.


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