GSE SOFTWARE

Structural concrete design, Slab Engineering and Slab Generator
Part of the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software, GSE Concrete allows the design of concrete members subjected to a linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic or dynamic analysis.

Slab and Foundation Design Software
Fully integrated within the same environment, Slab Engineering, the reinforced concrete slab design assistant, allows users to quickly generate the design strips of any concrete slabs. The assistant generates 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 to use the geometrical elements such as supports, walls and openings for both the finite elements model and the design strips generation.

In addition, the GSE Concrete software includes the concrete Slab Generator allowing to seamlessly generate a simple concrete slab providing a quick and efficient design. Its easy-to-use interface allows to quickly create a slab based on a simple geometry.
The GSE Concrete supports the American ACI-318, the Canadian CSA-A23.3 and the Egyptian code ECCS 203 codes.

SLAB DESIGN TOOLS FOR

Concrete Slab and Foundation design

Slab Generator

Part of the GSE Concrete Software, the Slab Generator allows users to seamlessly generate simple concrete slabs providing a quick and efficient design.

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Slab Engineering

Part of the GSE Concrete Software, Slab Engineering allows users to quickly and efficiently generate design strips for complex concrete slabs.

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Simple Concrete Slabs

Automated Slab Generator

Discover seamless concrete slab design.

Automated and intuitive generation of simple reinforced concrete slabs

Part of the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software, SAFI’s concrete Slab Generator allows to seamlessly generate a concrete slab providing a quick and efficient design. Its easy-to-use interface allows to quickly create a slab based on a simple geometry.

By simply adding a couple design parameters, users can generate a reinforced concrete slab in a quick and intuitive process. In addition, users can edit the slab with the practical tools available.

The reinforcement visualization and the advanced analysis tools allow users to tackle with confidence both the analysis and the design of concrete slabs.
Fully integrated concrete slab design.

Complete and efficient solution for complex slab design.

Part of the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software, SAFI’s reinforced concrete slab design assistant Slab Engineering becomes the ultimate tool for slab design in a simple and intuitive way. Part of the GSE Concrete Design, it allows the user to quickly and efficiently generate design strips for any concrete slab.
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.

Complex Concrete Slabs

Slab Engineering

Be More Productive using an Hybrid Solution.

The GSE General Structural Engineering software offers the possibility to run multiple material design simultaneously. The program is specifically built to suit your workflow and optimize design time. With both graphical and numerical table definition of structures, you can design and complete projects faster than ever.
GSE Concrete

Part of the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software, GSE Concrete allows the design and verification of concrete members subjected to a linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic or dynamic analysis.

The GSE Concrete software supports the following design codes:
American ACI-18
Canadian CSA-A23.3
Egyptian ECCS 203

The GSE Concrete software is a 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.
Technical features

• Design of bending, shear, torsion and combined axial forces and bending.
• 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.
• The program calculates all required reinforcement and development lengths.
• The program can design longitudinal reinforcement, stirrups and column reinforcement for common concrete section shapes.
• Includes 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.
• 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.
Slab on grade

The soil-structure interaction is an important component in the design of a building or any structure in general. In order to improve productivity, the GSE software provides an automatic slab on grade generation function.

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.

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Automated Column line generation

A column line is used as a guide line for the column strip location. They can be placed on the supports along the two principal axis of the slab. The automated column line function allows to automatically detect the column lines in both axis of the slab.

Slab and beam cracked deflections

The calculation of the immediate cracked deflections for slabs and beams uses the new Cracked SLS load combinations.

This command allows to define the various parameters required to perform a cracked elements analysis and calculate immediate and long-term cracked deflections.
Punching shear over time history on columns and drop panel

Additional parameters have been added to verify the punching shear around drop panels.

The drop panels can be rectangular, circular or defined with an existing mesh contour refinement area.
Slab Engineering

SAFI’s Slab Engineering reinforced concrete slab design assistant becomes the ultimate tool for slab design in a simple and intuitive way. Part of the GSE Concrete Design, it allows the user to quickly and efficiently generate design strips for any concrete slab.

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

The assistant generates 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.

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.

Automated slab generator

The Slab Generator allows users to seamlessly generate simple concrete slabs providing a quick and efficient design

Its easy-to-use interface allows to quickly create a slab based on a simple geometry.

By simply adding basic design parameters, users can generate a reinforced concrete slab in a quick and intuitive process.

Users can edit the generated slab with practical tools available.
Concrete Calculator™

Receive the Concrete/foundation Calculator™ when purchasing a GSE Concrete license. 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).
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