STRUCTURAL CONCRETE DESIGN

GSE General Structural Engineering Software

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GSE GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

GSE : GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE

INTEGRATED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN SOFTWARE

GSE STRUCTURAL CONCRETE DESIGN

Part of the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software, GSE CONCRETE DESIGN allows the design of concrete members subjected to a linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic or dynamic 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.
• 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.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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.
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 GSE software allows the 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.

SLAB ON GRADE FUNCTION

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.

SLAB ON GRADE_SAFI GSE CONCRETE

The analysis of the model allows to calculate several important parameters for the design of the foundation. While considering the various load combinations, the nodal displacements of the slab on the ground make it possible to check the stability and deflections of the structure. According to the deflection, the stiffness and the tributary area calculated for each of the nodes, the exerted pressure of the slab on the ground is calculated. This data makes it possible to verify the sizing of the foundations by ensuring that the bearing capacity of the soil is not exceeded.

The function in the GSE Concrete software 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 the user.

The SAFI GSE Concrete software supports several concrete design standards. With the automated slab generation and design tools in SAFI, 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 SAFI GSE Concrete software.

CONCRETE SLAB AND FOUNDATION DESIGN

The reinforced concrete slab design assistant allows the user to quickly generate the design strips of a concrete slab. 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.

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CONCRETE CALCULATOR
The CONCRETE CALCULATOR™ is a complementary application of the GSE CONCRETE DESIGN program.
This application is made to provide quick answers to common problems without the overhead of a full structural design program. It is a very handy and productive tool associated with the GSE CONCRETE DESIGN program.Large number of solved problems and references are available.
The CONCRETE CALCULATOR™ is a simple and powerful tool which allows to analyze and design reinforced concrete beams, slabs and columns cross sections.
Analysis and design of a single concrete sections or multiple sections.
The program supports the American ACI-318-02 code, the Canadian CSA-A23.3-04 code, the Egyptian design code ECCS 203-2001.
FOOTING CALCULATOR
The FOOTING CALCULATOR is a complementary application of 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.).
This Engineering Calculator supports the American ACI-318-02 code, the Canadian CAN/CSA-A23.3-01 code, the Egyptian code ECCS 203-2001.
The FOOTING CALCULATOR allows to perform the design of four different types of footings. Each type of footing can be designed with a certain type of column.
-Isolated square footing: reinforced concrete column or steel column
-Isolated rectangular footing: reinforced concrete column or steel column
-Strip footing: reinforced concrete wall
-Combined footing: reinforced concrete column or steel column

Slab Engineering

SAFI’s reinforced concrete slab design assistant becomes the ultimate tool for slab design in a simple and intuitive way.

Camera tools

Discover the various camera tool functionnalities in the GSE software designed to help users to customize display of all graphical objects.

Concrete Column Design

Example using the tool for automated design for columns with compressive and bi-axial bending forces using the GSE Concrete application.

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Grid tools

Functionalities of the GSE program allow to generate automatically detail elements in an automatically generated mesh perimeter.

Materials definition

The software accounts for steel, cold-formed steel, concrete, automated slab design, timber, light framed wood and aluminum.

Unit systems

Metric, imperial and mixed units systems are allowed and can be modified at any time. Reports are printed according to any unit system.

Community builder

We develop our suite of structural software in a collaborative spirit with our customers to create innovative structural technologies tailored to their needs.

Multilingual & translatable

SAFI software is currently available in both English and French and can be translated to any other languages. This includes all documentation, tutorials and user guides.

Outstanding support

Our technical team consist of experienced structural engineers providing relevant and effective support.

Easy to use interface

The software is a technology built on a powerful user-friendly interface offering comprehensive analysis options and intuitive modeling features.

GSE SOFTWARE PACKAGE

GSE GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

STEEL

Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE STEEL DESIGN application features cold-formed steel design according to the S136 and AISI S100 standards.

GSE GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

CONCRETE

Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE CONCRETE DESIGN application features reinforced concrete design according to various international codes.

GSE GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

SLAB

Fully integrated into the GSE software, SLAB ENGINEERING is an automated reinforced concrete slab and foundation design assistant.

GSE GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

LIGHT FRAME WOOD

Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE LIGHT FRAME WOOD DESIGN application features a productive parametric model generation.

GSE GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

MASS TIMBER

Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE TIMBER DESIGN application features Sawn, Glued Laminated and Composite Wood Design.

GSE GENERAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

ALUMINUM

Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE ALUMINUM DESIGN application enables design and verification of aluminum structures.