The live load reduction is available for the GSE steel, concrete, aluminum, and wood modules. The live load reduction will be applied to the columns of the structure.
Live loads can be automatically reduced according to the selected method. The software computes the live load reduction factor (LLRF) that will reduce the effective axial compression force in columns.
To improve productivity of GSE Timber users, a new type of wood shearwall anchorage has been added. Continuous Tie Down Systems and their effects on the shearwall properties are now available in the GSE software. Standard libraries of continuous tie down rods are also readily available.
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.
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.
It is important to note that the torsional stiffness of an open section is function of the warping end conditions as well as the location of the torsional load. Thus, the distribution of the forces in the structure having members resisting torsion may differ whether this option is enabled or disabled.
The punching shear analysis is directly linked to any joints that has been defined as a slab support of type column in the concrete tab of a joint properties. By defining the geometrical properties of a slab supporting joint, the program will determine the shear perimeter around the support.
The latest revision of the GSE STEEL DESIGN enables structural steel designers to design cold-formed steel members based on the North American specification for the design of cold-formed steel structural members covering Canada (CSA S136-16), the United States and Mexico (AISI S100-16).