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 of SAFI users, an automatic slab on grade generation function has been added.
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.
Compression, tension, bending, compression bending, tension-bending, shear, bearing, deflections and slenderness.
The modeling of a light framing wall or a shearwall is possible with the wall creation tools.
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.
The concrete slab design assistant allows the user to quickly generate the design strips of a concrete slab.
Real structures contain defects, zones of partial yielding and residual stresses that are not taken into account in the numerical models.
The variable sections are sections for which the dimensions vary according to the position on the physical member.
Design cold formed steel members based on the North American specifications CSA S136-16 & AISI S100-16.
To improve the productivity of GSE users, the floor
joists are automatically generated inside the truss load
The software computes the live load reduction factor (LLRF) that will reduce the effective axial compression
force in columns.
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.
A step has been added into the highway sign wizard so all fatigue parameters for the structure can be set efficiently.
It is possible to model 4 types of panels: Simple panels, Reinforced panels, Variable Message Signs (VMS) and Walkways.
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.
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.