SAFI features a solver based on sparse matrix storage (compressed storage) in order to reduce the analysis time and memory usage of large models analysis.
The program allows defining built-up sections whose properties are calculated by the means of a finite element model.
In the interface of SAFI, the user can create a catenary cable by associating a cable type section to a member.
When a diaphragm is activated, the program creates a finite elements mesh in the plane of the surface.
SAFI allows specifying member end releases on all six degrees of freedom.
Compression, tension, bending, compression bending, tension-bending, shear, bearing, deflections and slenderness.
It is possible to model 4 types of panels: Simple panels, Reinforced panels, Variable Message Signs (VMS) and Walkways.
The integration of IFC in SAFI enables importation of models from a large number of architectural and structural software.
The integration line command allows associating a group of plates and/or members to a reference axis system called an integration line.
Real structures contain defects, zones of partial yielding and residual stresses that are not taken into account in the numerical models.
The Petroleum Structural Engineering software automates wind loads applied to members.
The Petroleum Structural Engineering software automates wind loads applied to members based on the projected area, projected pressures or velocity components approaches.
In SAFI, three approaches are possible to obtain the maximum displacements and forces of a structure subjected to an earthquake.
The concrete slab design assistant allows the user to quickly generate the design strips of a concrete slab.
Spatial objects are used to model non structural secondary elements attached to the structure. These elements add no stiffness to the existing model.
It is possible to obtain the stress distribution on the section at a specific point along a member using the Advanced Section Stress Analysis command.
Restrained warping for the torsion of thin-wall open sections is not included in most commonly used frame analysis programs.
The variable sections are sections for which the dimensions vary according to the position on the physical member.
The modeling of a light framing wall or a shearwall is possible with the wall creation tools.