This function makes it possible to distribute the soil stiffness to the slabs modeled by finite elements by the means of equivalent springs. This allows for the complete analysis and design of slabs, using a 3D model as well as the reinforced concrete design tools from the SAFI GSE Concrete module. With this function, users can generate and efficiently analyze slabs of complex geometries.
The function in the GSE Concrete automatically calculates the nodal tributary areas to save users’ time. The foundation can be supported by either: ground springs, regular springs, fixed supports, piles or imposed displacements allowing flexible modeling for users.
The GSE Concrete supports several concrete design standards. With the automated slab generation and design tools in the GSE, the longitudinal reinforcement required to withstand bending forces is calculated according to the design parameters defined by the user. The 3D visualization of the reinforcement is available in the GSE Concrete software.
Directly linked to the automated functionalities of the line of integration using finite elements, this application allows the user to operate in a specialized environment in order to perform mesh generation. SLAB ENGINEERING simultaneously defines model geometric elements such as supports, walls and openings.
Slab Engineering supports a complete and efficient solution for slab design. Without a doubt, this new technological breakthrough will help increasing productivity and success in various design projects.
• 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.
• The program allows to design continuous members.
• Design of bending, shear, torsion and combined axial forces and bending.
• The program calculates all required reinforcement and development lengths.
• The program can design longitudinal reinforcement, stirrups and column rein forcement for common concrete section shapes.
The GSE Concrete software supports the American ACI-318 code, the Canadian CSA-A23.3, 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 Concrete Calculator™ is a simple and powerful tool which allows to analyze and design reinforced concrete beams, slabs and columns cross sections as well as reinforced concrete footings. The Foundation Calculator allows the user to quickly and easily design reinforced concrete footings without the need to create and analyze a complete structural model (joints, members, load combinations).
Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE STEEL application features cold formed steel design according to the CSA S136-16 and AISI S100-16 standards.
Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE ALUMINUM application enables design and verification of aluminum structures.
Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE MASS TIMBER application features Sawn, Glued Laminated and Composite Wood Design.
LIGHT FRAME WOOD
Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE LIGHT FRAME WOOD application features a productive parametric model generation.