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. 11 votes
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  2. Aluminium design in GSA Design Layer

    1) add code based design check (BS EN 1999) for aluminium in the design layer (just like the steel design).

    2) To introduce aluminium standard section (RHS, I beam, C channel, etc.) first

    9 votes
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  3. Improve compos API to cover all functionality

    Compos API currently only allows results to be extracted.
    The only way to modify the compos file is by saving the file as text file or csv and then manipulating this file before reopening in compos.
    For automated processes it would be better to be able to drive compos in its entirety through an API.

    9 votes
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  4. ADC torsion

    Option to design for torsion.

    rcmem #design

    9 votes
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  5. GSA cancel auto-save

    Allow auto-save to be cancelled (or auto-save in separate thread, to allow work to continue in GSA)

    system

    8 votes
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  6. 8 votes
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  7. GSA non-linear thermal gradient

    Sometimes it’s not really possible because the explicit section properties are used in the model. “Sam” found a way around it by adding a function to its section module and this function calculates the relaxing moments and forces induced by the thermal gradient on a given section.

    nonlin #analysis

    8 votes
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    This can be a full implementation or a tool to give an equivalent linear variation. It is not clear which is the better option.

  8. SLS crack width limit reinforcement

    I would be very interested in a function similar to GSA’s RCslab, but which could be used to check SLS load combinations for specified limiting crack widths. This may be by “round-tripping” with ADSEC if necessary.

    We would probably need a way for ADSEC to disregard excessive crack widths that are reported at notional edges of wall / slab sections if a chosen bar pattern does not fit nicely with the standard typical metre width. I assume that the implementation would need more user input / interaction than RCslab.

    The reason for the request is that a semi-manual process of…

    8 votes
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  9. 7 votes
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  10. GSA 1D element result chart

    Detailed results of individual members would be useful. Eg being able to slide along a member and have it report the length along the member, forces and moments. This would be useful for working out points of contraflecture etc.

    chart

    7 votes
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  11. Turn line beam model into 2D element model

    It would be great to have a tool that can take a 2d line beam model of 1D elements and use the section properties to generate a 2D element shell model. This would be even more useful if:


    • PT Tendons could be built into the mesh (from the PT module being developed), so a 2D shell model can be generated straight from a 1D model with tendons attached.

    • If loading could be regenerated onto the 2D mesh, eg traffic loading

    • If parts of the model could be converted to 2D elements and parts left as 1D elements, to allow the…
    7 votes
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  12. Table View upgrade


    • improve reliability of copy/paste

    • Provide ability to perform basic calculations in a input cell

    gui #table

    6 votes
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  13. GSA OpenSees link


    • Export


      • Implement generic material objects in GSA.

      • Implement specific OpenSees materials in GSA.

      • Implement specific OpenSees element types in GSA.

      • Consider new OpenSees materials and elements in the OpenSees Export option.



    • Import


      • Import OpenSees results into GSA.



    interop

    7 votes
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  14. GSA fabricated sections


    • Incorporate advanced section property calcs.

    • Implement in steel design (in a general, code independent, way??)

    section #object

    6 votes
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  15. Assign colours to lists of elements.

    Allow users to assign colours to lists of elements. While this can be done manually, automating the process would help with:


    • Checking for elements left out of lists

    • Visualising loading plans

    • Differentiating building zones

    5 votes
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  16. Provide results extraction that automatically combines modal results

    Provide the option of generating your own output response quantities as linear combinations of existing quantities. Then GSA could calculate the combined quantity for each mode and then perform the modal combination. This doesn't sound too difficult to implement, but would open up a lot of potential - e.g. utilisation checks for members could be done at the modal stage, and appropriately combined.

    5 votes
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  17. Integration/Connection with Ideas Statica Steel Connection Software

    Develop a workflow between GSA and Ideas Statica Steel Connection Software. At the very least this will allow some time savings in getting the model forces out from GSA into a steel connection program, this will also allow more efficient designs through better feedback of how local joints are performing and how they then need to be modelled in the overall structural model.

    6 votes
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  18. GSA moving loads

    e.g. for crane beams

    object

    5 votes
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  19. ADC batch reports

    Capability to compile a report in one go - I think currently engineers have to print diagrams and files one by one before combining them using Acrobat Pro or other PDF file manager software.

    report

    4 votes
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  20. AdSec & ADC interactive positioning of bars

    Allow user to manually adjust position of reinforcement bars
    - Provide option to analyse section in ADC

    sculpt #rcmem

    4 votes
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