Structural feedback – BIG ideas

This feedback forum is for your magnificent ideas for Oasys Structural software: major new features, significant changes to existing functionality, – suggestions that will impact on our development plan. These will be considered and prioritized in consultation with the Regional Panel.

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  1. GSA report collation

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

    report

    90 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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

    43 votes
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  4. GSA Pat Dallard method checker

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

    tool

    33 votes
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  5. GSA push-over analysis

    Allow incremental push-over load with constant other loads.

    analysis

    31 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    31 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

    25 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 23 votes
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  13. 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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  14. CLT shells in GSA

    The modelling of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) shells in GSA is very difficult, as you either have to separately calculate the orthotropic material properties or model each laminate as a separate shell.
    This CLT shell definition should either be in the form of a new element type, options to allow user-editing of the stiffness matrix, or a wizard to set up the shell and orthotropic material properties.

    19 votes
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  15. Static Pushover Analysis

    The provision of Static Pushover analysis within GSA would help engineers in the design of structures subject to seismic loading, allowing inelastic response characteristics to develop in the model in a quick and manageable way without the need for heavy FEA.

    18 votes
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  16. AdSec SLS M-N plot for a given crack width to BS EN 1992-1-1:2004

    It would be beneficial to be able to plot SLS M-N diagram in AdSec for a given section and crack width. This would allow us to plot multiple points within one diagram (easy graphical representation) rather than inputting multiple load cases into AdSec (and having a tabular output only).

    18 votes
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  17. GSA sub-structuring

    Implement sub-structuring.

    analysis #system

    18 votes
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  18. GSA waveload pre-processor upgrade

    upgrade the existing wave load pre-processor to use Fenton theory for water waves in shallow water. Currently the wave kinematics only solve in deep water. Also wave kinematics should be output for separate calculation of loads on appurtenances.

    18 votes
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  19. GSA plate buckling design tool

    Automatic Plate buckling checks to DnV and API

    buckling #tool

    15 votes
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  20. GSA fabric cutting pattern

    fabric #tool #analysis

    14 votes
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