GSE: STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOLUTION
3D STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN SOFTWARE
Part of the GSE Software, GSE CONCRETE allows to verify and design the concrete members of any structure.
The unique graphical user interface of the GSE allows to create, analyze and design complex models. Concrete slab of any shape can be analyzed using finite elements, the results of the iso-stresses and forces and moment contours are displayed in colors.
The SAFI CONCRETE CALCULATOR™ and the SAFI FOOTING CALCULATOR™ are included when selecting the GSE CONCRETE option.
D I F F E R E N T   M A T E R I A L S,  O N E  S O L U T I O N.
• State of the art technology built around the concept of physical members that allows to accurately design the reinforcement of continuous members such as beams and columns.
•The program can design a whole or only a part of the structure.
•It supports the American ACI-318 code, the Canadian CSA-A23.3 and CSA-S6 codes, the Egyptian code ECCS 203.
•Libraries for standard American, Canadian or Egyptian reinforcement bars.
•It also allows to calculate the resistance of the elements once the reinforcement is known, which allows to improve the design of a structure or to evaluate the resistance of an existing one.
•Reinforcement bars and stirrups, applied loads, resistance curves and interaction diagrams are displayed graphically.
•The slabs can be reinforced in an iterative process using the results of the finite element analysis and the SAFI Concrete Calculator™ to reinforce the concrete critical sections for one way and two ways slabs.
The concrete slab design assistant allows the user to quickly generate the design strips of a concrete slab. The assistant will generate column strips and middle strips that are adapted to the geometries of the bidirectional span of the slab.
This assistant is directly linked to the automated mesh generation functionalities, allowing us to use the geometrical elements such as supports, walls and openings for both the finite elements model and the design strips generation.
CONCRETE DESIGN FEATURES
• Allows design and verification of concrete members subjected to a linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic, dynamic or moving load analysis.
• Second order effects may be accounted for according to the simplified method of the design codes. -Effects of lateral drift and internal member deformations may be considered together or independently.
• Allows to design continuous members.
• Design of bending, shear, torsion and combined axial forces and bending.
• Calculates all required reinforcement and development lengths.
• The program can design longitudinal reinforcement, stirrups and column rein forcement for common concrete section shapes.
CONCRETE VERIFICATION FEATURES
•Allows verification of concrete members subjected to a linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic, dynamic or moving load analysis.
•Verification of bending, shear, torsion and combined axial forces and bending.
•Calculated reinforcement can be further edited and additional resistance verification calculations can be performed on the whole or selected parts of the structure. This cyclic design method allows to closely match practical user requirements without the need of tedious hand calculations
•Reinforcement layouts, resistance curves and interaction diagrams are displayed graphically.
•The program considers longitudinal reinforcement and bent bars for bending resistance.
•The program considers straight or inclined stirrups and bent bars for shear and torsion resistance.
•The program considers column reinforcement for combined axial and bending loads.
SAFI CONCRETE CALCULATOR™
The SAFI CONCRETE CALCULATOR™ is used as a standalone application or in combination with the GSE CONCRETE DESIGN program.
The SAFI CONCRETE CALCULATOR™ is a simple and powerful tool which allows to analyze, and design reinforced concrete beams, slabs and columns cross sections.
SAFI FOOTING CALCULATOR™
The SAFI FOOTING CALCULATOR™ is used as a standalone application or in combination with the GSE CONCRETE DESIGN program.
The SAFI FOOTING CALCULATOR™ allows the user to quickly and easily design reinforced concrete footings without the need to create and analyze a complete structural model (nodes, members, load combinations, etc.).