Structural feedback – BIG ideas

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  1. Prestress design module

    Add features in GSA allowing for analysis and design of prestress concrete (pre-tensioned and post-tensioned); tendons , losses calculation, ULS and SLS checks for prestress concrete members (flexure, shear, torsion), export analysis data into the drawings format etc.

    240 votes
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  2. AdSec analysis of sections from within GSA

    - analyse sections within GSA with forces of a specific load case or combinations
    - plot utilisation factor diagrams or similar on GSA model.

    Depends on the completion of 'Generalise Section Objects'

    #section #design #system

    221 votes
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  3. GSA graphics interface upgrade

    GSA graphics interface upgrade
    1) Improve drawing in 3D
    2) improve sculpt capability:
    - snapping, trim/extend features
    - AutoCAD style drawing ability
    - move elements from node to node by picking these
    3) overcome mismatch of node display and node hot-spot
    4) improve visibility of annotation (e.g. draw in front of lines and fill)

    #graphics

    132 votes
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    started  ·  13 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. GSA results management

    1) Overhaul GSA results management so as to
    - speed up the opening of large models
    - speed up the saving of large models, including the saving of backups
    - speed up results access
    - store post-processed results
    2) Provide results management console, for user control.
    3) offer batch calc of post-processed results

    #system

    113 votes
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  5. Better Staged analysis including locked in stresses and time dependent effects

    Improve the analysis stages so that the software can:
    - Lock in stresses and carry these forward to stages (similar to Midas)
    - Allow loads to be applied at a construction stage that do not then lock in / affect the time dependent effects (eg wind on a construction stage)
    - Allow simple plotting / output of results at each stage
    - Take account of time dependent effects in staging (creep, shrinkage, etc)

    101 votes
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  6. GSA cracked slab deflection analysis

    Calculate RC slab deflection based on stiffness of cracked section.

    Depends on 'Generalise section object'.

    #rcslab #analysis

    92 votes
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  7. Change material properties between stages

    At present, users can change "beam, spring, mass, 2d element, link and cable" properties between stages. Introducing the option to toggle material properties between stages would be useful when you consider the following;
    In order to change material properties between stages, say for changing concrete from short term to long term properties, it is necessary to generate duplicate beam section entries for all elements, assign one set short term properties and long term properties to the other. Then a separate entry for each beam section property needs to be defined in the analysis stage properties window. If you had 100…

    88 votes
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  8. GSA RC slab design interface

    1) Design rationalisation:
    * Introduce reinforcement strips.
    * Provide convenient way of specifying reinforcement directions in a strip.
    * Offer strip templates.
    * Offer option to automatically rationalise reinforcement within strips.
    2) Offer code based deflection checks.
    3) Offer punching shear checks.
    4) Allow reinforcement direction to be wrt user axis
    5) Move to Design Layer
    6) Option to average reinforcement across defined width

    #rcslab #design

    84 votes
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  9. GSA grid loading enhancements

    * Rationalise Grid Planes, to disassociate span directions
    * Introduce grid loading on 2D elements
    * Introduce Area loading
    * Allow loads to be applied in cylindrical axis directions

    #object #tool

    83 votes
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  10. GSA report collation

    easier building output into report - compiling text and graphical views, page numbers

    #report

    74 votes
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  11. User Manual Improvements

    * Currently too brief
    * Add more graphical explanation
    * Arrange such that help can be displayed alongside GSA window instead of always on top
    * More tutorials

    #manual

    59 votes
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  12. GSA tapered elements and members

    * Specify by second property per element/member
    * Only permit tapering between sections of same shape

    Depends on 'Generalise section object'

    #object

    56 votes
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  13. GSA Convex Hull Envelopes

    Would it be possible to have GSA envelope a combination following a convex hull approach rather than get just max / minimum effects. The user would select any two of the load effects (most likely fx and myy or fz and mx) and the results would be the points which define the perimeter of all the permutations in the envelope.
    Each result point would have the other coexisting effects also output to assist with calculation.
    The results would simplify ADSEC NM checks and also cover the cases where the worst case is not a maximum or minimum of one effect…

    56 votes
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  14. GSA cracked beam deflection analysis

    Calculate RC beam deflection based on stiffness of cracked section.

    Depends on 'Generalise section object'.

    #rcbeam #analysis

    49 votes
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  15. GSA composite design

    Implement layer in GSA for definition of composite floor offering automatic and manual beam width definition.
    Design carried out by API link with Compos.

    Depends on 'Generalise section object'.

    #compos #design

    45 votes
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  16. GSA element releases per stage

    Implement option to apply releases by stage to allow:
    After implementing the Compos engine into GSA for design purposes, allow the user to toggle between using the same model for footfall vibration analysis and for static checks. This would for example allow the beam ends to be fixed for the footfall vibration (though with user-overides) but maintain them as simply-supported for a static composite beam check)

    #object #analysis

    41 votes
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  17. 3D PDF Generation

    Ability to easily generate 3D pdf of the model geometry / contour plot results directly from GSA

    #interop

    31 votes
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  18. GSA Pat Dallard method checker

    i.e. checks for global buckling
    - Implement… if possible?

    #tool

    31 votes
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  19. GSA offshore

    Smarten up the current GSA Wave Loading tool, include Stokes, Stream function and irregular linear waves
    Element checking to offshore codes (API and AISC) - if this could be extended to easily checking plates (made up of a number of shell elements) to offshore codes (API 2V and DNV RPC202), this would be a very useful feature
    Frequency domain calcs for fatigue, including fatigue life calc of joints
    Non-linear analysis (if this is easy to use, this could be a good selling point. USFOS does this, but is about the only "simple to use" tool for push over analysis)
    Inclusion…

    30 votes
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  20. GSA push-over analysis

    Allow incremental push-over load with constant other loads.

    #analysis

    30 votes
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