STRUCTURAL
CONCRETE DESIGN

GSE General Structural Engineering Software

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.

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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SAFI’s 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.

SLAB
ENGINEERING

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.

CONCRETE
VERIFICATION

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.

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.
•Large number of solved problems and references are available.
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.).

•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

•This Engineering Calculator supports the American ACI-318-02 code, the Canadian CAN/CSA-A23.3-01 code, the Egyptian code ECCS 203-2001.

FOOTING CALCULATOR™

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