GSE: GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE
SOLUTIONS FOR BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES

GSE | STEEL STRUCTURES

INTEGRATED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND EVALUATION SOFTWARE FOR STEEL STRUCTURES.

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OVERVIEW

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Integrated with SAFI™ 3D Structural Analysis, SAFI™ GSE Steel Structures allows to verify, design and optimize the steel members of a structure and composite steel-concrete beams.

The unique user interface of SAFI™ allows to quickly and efficiently create, analyze and design complex models.

The SAFI Steel Calculator™ is included with SAFI™ GSE Steel Structures.

Design optimization and automatic section selection features make economic and quality steel structures a reality.

FIELD OF APPLICATION

Verification, Evaluation and Design of steel and composite structures of all kinds.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

-Design of steel sections or composite steel-concrete sections
-Standard CISC, AISC or European sections or parametric section shapes (over 25 shapes available).
-All parameters required to calculate the resistance of the elements such as unbraced length, buckling lengths, buckling factors and others can be customized either graphically or from spreadsheets.
-Latest revisions of CAN/CSA S16 and S6, AISC ASD and LRFD and Eurocode 3 and 4 standards.
-Singly symmetric, asymmetric and built-up section shapes are covered for all design codes.
-Limit states design of the optimized structure are presented in colors.

DESIGN FEATURES

-Steel verification includes sections classification, resistance and stability checks according to the applicable code.
-Calculation of the bending, compression, tension, shear and combined resistance of steel elements.
-Effects of bearing, transverse and longitudinal stiffeners are considered in the design of bridge girders using bridge design codes such as the CAN/CSA S6 standard.
-The program optimizes the section shapes to minimize the weight or the cost of the whole or a part of the structure. This optimization is performed based on the complete or customized list of standard section shapes or any user defined library of standard and parametric sections shapes.
-Geometrical limits can be defined to control the dimensions and properties of the section shapes selected by the optimization engine.
-The optimization engine can check various deflection criterions during the section selection process.

VERIFICATION & EVALUATION FEATURES

-Steel verification includes sections classification, resistance and stability checks according to the applicable code.
-Calculation of the bending, compression, tension, shear and combined resistance of steel and composite elements based on the results of a linear, P Delta, non-linear, seismic, dynamic or moving load analysis.
-The design of composite beams accounts for long term deflections, partial composite action, plain slab or slab cast on standard or user defined steel decks and user defined studs.
-The slab reinforcement can be considered in the calculation of the elements resistance.
-It is possible to consider the analysis of composite beams with the full composite inertia or the effective inertia in positive moment regions or the steel beam inertia in negative moment regions.
-Effects of bearing, transverse and longitudinal stiffeners are considered in the design or the evaluation of bridge girders using bridge design codes such as the CAN/CSA S6 standard.
-Complete check of deflection according to a comprehensive set of criterions.

DATA EXCHANGE

-AutoCAD interface to import and export models by way of a DXF file.
-The SDNF (Steel Detailing Neutral File) interface exports beams, columns and braces to SDNF compatible detailing softwares.
-The KISS (Keep It Simple Steel) interface exports beams, columns and braces to KISS compatible estimation softwares.
-If required, members subdivision and account for physical elements will be carried out automatically.
-The solid view of the structure may also be exported when exporting to AutoCAD.
-IFC-Architecture interface for importing models from Revit or other IFC compliant programs.
-IFC-Architecture interface for importing models from Revit or other IFC compliant programs.

REPORTS

-Detailed report and executive report (critical value) as selected by the user.
-Results can be visualized either graphically or numerically.
-Input data and results may be printed for the whole structure or partial structures using a graphical selection or a range of elements.
-Customized list of input data and results to be printed.
-Reports are available in several formats including SAFI reports, Microsoft Excel worksheets, Microsoft -Access databases and ASCII text files.
-All graphics can be printed or copied to the clipboard for use in external programs.

TECHNICAL BROCHURE

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