SECTION PROPERTIES ACCORDING TO THE STRAIGHT AXES
Spatial objects are used to model non-structural secondary elements attached to the structure. These elements add no stiffness to the existing model. Loads applied to spatial objects are transferred to the structure through one or more attach joints. The loads are transferred using a “rigid plate” approach.
Concentrated, pressure and wind loads may be applied to spatial objects. The figures below shows a spatial object loaded vertically and horizontally attached to a cantilever column. Also, it shows the deformations and biaxial moments induced by the loads transferred by the spatial object.
Direct Analysis Method (DAM) available for AISC 360-16 and AISC 360-10 standards. The options for the Stability Design Method are Direct Analysis Method (DAM) and Effective Length Method (kL).
The GSE software considers restrained warping for the torsion of thin-wall open sections. Notice that this phenomenon is not included in most commonly used frame analysis programs. Almost all frame programs in practice use St-Venant torsion theory ignoring the effects of restrained warping.
The GSE software allows users to animate results from different types of analysis such as:
-Static Linear Analysis
-Static P-Delta Analysis
-Natural Frequencies Analysis
-Seismic and Dynamic Analysis
The results are scaled by a linearly increasing factor until the unity factor is reached. The user can detect which parts of the model undergo the most displacements or internal forces by seeing the variation of intensity across the model.
With the GSE software, users are able to animate various static linear and P-Delta analysis results such as the:
The frequency and buckling analysis provide multiple mode shapes describing multiple behaviors of the structure. With large models, the animation is helpful to discern and understand the mode shapes. It is easier to determine if the buckling mode is a local or global phenomenon. It also provides a very accurate interpretation of the participating mass of each mode in a seismic spectral analysis.
The animation function displays every saved time-step to provide an accurate representation of the displacements, velocities, accelerations and internal forces acting on the structure.
This will provide the user a better understanding of the structure behavior during the dynamic event, such as finding the critical time of the dynamic loading.
Animating the envelopes helps minimizing the amount of information on the screen. The user can focus on the most critical regions of the model.
Local coordinate systems
Linear or circular lines of constructions for model creations
Automated commands for model creation such as move, rotate, extrude, copy, attach, subdivide and others
Models can be edited either graphically or by means of spreadsheets
Element can be created in batch or one by one
Elements of the models can be selected either graphically or according to a set of criterions
Persistent groups of selected objects can be created and edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets
Definition of physical members
Selection and edition of physical members
Definition of loading surfaces
Multiple edition grids with user defined spacing, angles and labels
Powerful edition and automatic generation tools
Members can be subdivided in any number of equal segments or at specific positions
Standard sections (CISC, AISC and European)
Custom section libraries
Non-standard sections (over 30 shapes available)
Truss and pre-tensioned cable sections
User defined section properties
Composite sections are available
Similar connected members can be merged together
Elements of the structure can be renumbered according to several criterions
Element attributes can be set graphically or by means of spreadsheets (sections, analysis parameters, rotation angles, etc.)
Element attributes can be edited in batch or element by element
Loads can be edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets
Contour lines for finite element plates with customized bounds
Wizard based geometry generation
A large number of pre-defined frames
Circular and parabolic arches
Cylinders and cones composed of beams and/or plates
Physical elements concept to group different elements
Surfaces can be used for load transfer and self-weight calculation
Surfaces can be used to simulate diaphragm effects
Metric, imperial and mixed units systems are allowed and can be modified at any time. Reports are printed according to any unit system.
Fully integrated into the GSE software, the GSE STEEL DESIGN application features cold-formed steel design according to the S136 and AISI S100 standards.
Fully integrated into the GSE software, discover the GSE CONCRETE DESIGN application features reinforced concrete design according to various international codes.
Fully integrated into the GSE software, SLAB ENGINEERING is an automated reinforced concrete slab and foundation design assistant.
Fully integrated into the GSE Software, the GSE LIGHT FRAME WOOD DESIGN application features a productive parametric model generation.
Fully integrated into the GSE Software, the GSE TIMBER DESIGN application features Sawn, Glued Laminated and Composite Wood Design.
Fully integrated into the GSE Software, the GSE ALUMINUM DESIGN application enables the design and verification of aluminum structures.
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