Structural feedback – BIG ideas

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  1. 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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      open for voting  ·  3 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • AdSec shear checks

      #rcmem #analysis

      195 votes
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        open for voting  ·  5 comments  ·  Adsec  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          4 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • AdSec COM Interface

          Make an automated/COM interface for Adsec so there's a streamline way to easily do large numbers of section analyses.

          #api

          93 votes
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            open for voting  ·  2 comments  ·  Adsec  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              open for voting  ·  4 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

              81 votes
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                open for voting  ·  4 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • GSA report collation

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

                #report

                74 votes
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                  open for voting  ·  5 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • GSA cracked beam deflection analysis

                  Calculate RC beam deflection based on stiffness of cracked section.

                  Depends on 'Generalise section object'.

                  #rcbeam #analysis

                  50 votes
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                    open for voting  ·  3 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        open for voting  ·  3 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • GSA Pat Dallard method checker

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

                        #tool

                        34 votes
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                          open for voting  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 3D PDF Generation

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

                          #interop

                          33 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              open for voting  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • GSA push-over analysis

                              Allow incremental push-over load with constant other loads.

                              #analysis

                              30 votes
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                                open for voting  ·  2 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • GSA scripting window

                                Provide a scripting window in GSA to enable users to write scripts that operate on GSA data.

                                Depends on 'GSA API enhancements phase 2 (.NET)'.

                                #tool

                                27 votes
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                                  open for voting  ·  2 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Overhaul the Bridge Optimisation

                                  Allow for multiple bridge optimisation analysis tasks in a single model.
                                  Allow the user more control to override in-built code values, such as dynamic factors, lane factors etc.
                                  For the AS5100 bridge loading, allow the specification of different carriageways (Paths) for SM1600 or HLP.

                                  25 votes
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                                    open for voting  ·  2 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • After rows are deleted, update case numbers referenced in description of other combination cases automatically, and similar for other tables

                                    When deleting rows in the Combination Cases list, the cases themselves are automatically renumbered but the case numbers in the description are not updated. This means that the combination case now uses completely different inputs. It feels like a dangerous step to be missing as deleting empty or unnecessary rows is something that is quite often done towards the end to tidy up the model and the combination cases might not be checked again in detail. It is also a functionality that we tend to be so used to from Excel that we don't expect it to be missing here.

                                    23 votes
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                                      open for voting  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • AdSec confinement

                                      Consideration of confinement in calculating capacity
                                      (this will require spacing of links to be specified)

                                      #rcmem #analysis

                                      21 votes
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                                        open for voting  ·  2 comments  ·  Adsec  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Pile cap design tool

                                        A pile cap design tool could be developed ( e.g. using new AS3600 2009 strut and tie requirements) We are heavily involved in working through/developing the theory at the moment and with so many projected areas to work through in 3D it strikes me as something that will always be time consuming to do by hand.

                                        #design

                                        20 votes
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                                          open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  New program  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • GSA sub-structuring

                                          Implement sub-structuring.

                                          #analysis #system

                                          18 votes
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