Structural feedback – BIG ideas

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  1. GSA fabric cutting pattern

    #fabric #tool #analysis

    14 votes
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      open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • GSA GsRelax updates

      1) Improve convergence and make convergence criteria more transparent.
      2) Non-linear time history analysis.
      3) Review Spacers.
      - provide tool for the automatic generation of spacers
      4) Include all facilities of rest of GSA e.g. 2D elements, offsets.

      #nonlin #analysis

      13 votes
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        0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 13 votes
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          open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ADC column shear design

          Allow the design of links in columns

          #rcmem #design

          11 votes
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            open for voting  ·  3 comments  ·  ADC  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 9 votes
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              open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Connection Designer

              Implement a simplified connection designer.

              #steel #design

              9 votes
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              • 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).

                9 votes
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                • 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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                  • 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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                      open for voting  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 8 votes
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                        open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Generalise section objects

                          Extend scope of standard sections such that a section can be shared between GSA, AdSec, ADC and Compos.
                          To facilitate:
                          *• transfer of data between programs without data loss or complex manipulations
                          * cracked section analysis
                          * tapered sections
                          GSA cold-formed section properties
                          * Add cold-formed purlins/girts to section database
                          * Accommodate Cee and Zed section shapes
                          GSA fabricated sections
                          * Incorporate advanced section property calcs.
                          * Implement in steel design (in a general, code independent, way??)
                          GSA section insertion points
                          * Section offset/insertion point options (top right, top center, top left, middle right, centroid, middle left, bottom right, bottom…

                          8 votes
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                          • GSA fabricated sections

                            * Incorporate advanced section property calcs.
                            * Implement in steel design (in a general, code independent, way??)

                            #section #object

                            7 votes
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                            • 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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                                1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • GSA - Etabs link

                                #interop

                                7 votes
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                                  open for voting  ·  2 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Table View upgrade

                                  - improve reliability of copy/paste
                                  - Provide ability to perform basic calculations in a input cell

                                  #gui #table

                                  7 votes
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                                    open for voting  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                      open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • GSA API enhancements phase 2 (.NET)

                                      * Extend the COM interface to offer faster access to frequently used objects.
                                      * Simplify and extend the interface to post-processed results.
                                      Do this by the implementation of a .NET interface to GSA.
                                      Also provide .NET interfaces to AdSec, ADC and Compos.

                                      Depends on refactoring of program code.

                                      #api #system

                                      6 votes
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                                        started  ·  1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • GSA relative displacement output

                                        Relative displacement outputs of 1D element (DX, DY, DZ, DRx, DRy, DRz based on the local coordinate system of the element). Ie, relative displacement of two points. A rigid-body translation should give zero relative displacement for all components.

                                        #report

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  GSA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ADC torsion

                                          Option to design for torsion.

                                          #rcmem #design

                                          6 votes
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