Structural feedback – BIG ideas

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  1. AdSec Batch Reports & Graphs

    AdSec can produce individual results for each section, but not for multiple sections simultaneously, nor can multiple graphs be extracted. It also means that even if a section is analysed the results are deleted as soon as we enter into another section. This makes extracting results a lot more long-winded than it should need to be. Ideally, all sections and cases could be analysed in one go and results could be extracted from all sections and analysis cases, so that one single report can be printed for submission. Thank you!

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    1 comment  ·  Adsec  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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    3 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. GSA Pat Dallard method checker

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

    #tool

    31 votes
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    open for voting  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. Make the FE meshing easier

    It seems the steps required to produce an FE mesh is more complicated then it should be (compared to other programs such as Midas and Lusas etc.). The user should be able to select a number of elements and nodes and within a few click or two pull up a dialog box, enter the mesh size etc. and then generate the mesh.

    29 votes
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    0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. GSA steel design enhancements

    1) Auto-constraints
    * derive from connectivity to:
    * floor
    * connections
    * secondaries
    2) Auto-selection of section
    * section range
    * member grouping
    * minimum weight / minimum depth per group
    * option to optimise to specified utilisation factor
    * option to perform final analysis and re-do section checks followed by final deflection check
    3) Review output
    * Output at critical position, not at every position
    * Output steel design calculations (in a verbose or brief format) for envelopes
    4) Provide more visual representation of member restraints, and include this in the manual
    5) Improve clarity of check member-element relationships…

    23 votes
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    started  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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 →
  11. GSA mesh gen - column rigidity

    Allow convenient modelling of column rigidity in the mesh generation process.

    #tool

    21 votes
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    in beta  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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 →
  13. GSA non-linear dynamic analysis

    #nonlinear #dynamic #analysis

    19 votes
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    3 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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

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

    Implement sub-structuring.

    #analysis #system

    18 votes
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    open for voting  ·  6 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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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    open for voting  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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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  18. Compos continuous beams

    Design of continuous beams e.g. for checking cantilevers.

    #compos #design

    18 votes
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  19. 17 votes
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    open for voting  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. GSA plate buckling tool

    Automatic Plate buckling checks to DnV and API

    #buckling #tool

    15 votes
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