GSE Software_General Structural Engineering

GSE General Structural Engineering

Aluminum Structural Analysis and Design software

GSE ALUMINUM
SOFTWARE

GSE ALUMINUM
SOFTWARE

OVERVIEW

Integrated within the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software, GSE Aluminum Design is the industry standard for the design and verification of aluminum structures of any type. The unmatched graphical user interface of the GSE software allows to create, analyze and design large and complex models quickly and easily. The GSE Aluminum program allows to design according to the American code 2015 Edition of the Aluminum Design Manual published by the Aluminum Association (AA ADM-2015) and the Canadian CAN/CSA S157-17 design code.
Technical features
• Calculations can be carried according to the Canadian CSA S157-17 and American AA-ADM-2015 (ASD and LRFD) standards.

• Standard shapes and parametric shapes (over 30 shapes available) including angles and polygonal tubes are supported.

• Built-up sections are currently supported for the CSA S157 standard.

• All parameters required to calculate the resistance of the elements such as unbraced lengths, buckling lengths, buckling factors, welding, slenderness limit and others can be customized either graphically or from spreadsheets.

• Several design parameters can also be calculated by the program.

• Aluminum verification includes sections classification, resistance and stability checks according to the applicable code.

• Calculation of the bending, compression, tension, shear and combined resistance of aluminum elements based on the results of a linear, P Delta, non-linear, seismic or dynamic analysis.

• Complete check of deflection according to a comprehensive set of criterions.

• Limit states (unity checks) can be displayed graphically on the 3D model by means of colors or numerically in spreadsheets and reports.

• All intermediate results required to verify the calculations are provided in spreadsheets.

• Comprehensive library of standard aluminum grades.

• The welds have an important influence on the resistance of aluminum elements. The program distinguishes two types of welds which are end welds and in-span welds. Each of these types of welds may be full (affecting the entire cross section) or partial (affecting a portion of the cross section).

• In the case of partial welds, the ratio of welded area for each flat segment must be specified. Partial weld ratios on each segment are used in the calculation of the critical local buckling stresses of flat and curved segments in compression.

• The Redesign feature allows to test different solutions without requiring to run the analysis each time.
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