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NEWS
Mona Elmaraghy

Continuous tie down systems in wood shearwalls

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

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NEW FEATURES
Mona Elmaraghy

Vibration of sawn lumber joists

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.

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FEATURES
Mona Elmaraghy

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 the productivity for SAFI software users, an automatic slab on grade generation function has been added.

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Steel Calculator
FEATURES
Mona Elmaraghy

Torsion and warping

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.

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SAFI Structural Software
FEATURES
Mona Elmaraghy

Punching Shear Analysis

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.

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FEATURES
Mona Elmaraghy

2015 NBCC CODE

The latest revision of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC-2015) has been integrated to the SAFI program (SAFI version 11). This integration takes place in the seismic analysis, the regional data and the automated load combinations.

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Structural Aluminum design
FEATURES
Mona Elmaraghy

COLD-FORMED STEEL DESIGN AISI S100-16 AND CSA S136-16

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).

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FEATURES
Mona Elmaraghy

Animation Feature

Introducing the animation feature in SAFI. The next release of SAFI will now allow the user to animate results from different types of analysis.

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