The deflection limit state often controls the design of shearwalls. At each story, the lateral drift must be verified and be within the limit prescribed by the design code applicable. For multi-story stacked shearwall constructions, the deflection verification is even more important. To improve productivity, the GSE software considers continuous tie down systems and their effects on the shearwall properties
Concrete buildings are widely used in the construction industry. In such structures, slabs are key structural elements resisting the gravity and live loads of each floor.
The vibration limit state is now calculated for sawn lumber floor joists. To improve the productivity of GSE users, the floor joists are automatically generated inside the truss load surfaces.
To get the exact analysis results, the sections must be analyzed on their principal axes. The bending resistance must also be computed on the principal axes of the section.