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 storey loading


    • Introduce a 'Storey Load" module ( load case | Fx | Fy | Fz? | Mzz ).

    • Modify the existing 'Equivalent Static / Accidental Torsion' tool so that rether than a set of node loads it populates this new table.

    • Treat the 'Storey Loads' in the same way as grid loads (ie they get expanded to node loads when the analysis is run which is currently the second part of the 'Equivalent Static / Accidental Torsion' process ).

    object #tool

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  2. New types of loads to enable better (real) staged analysis in GSA

    To enable real (better) staged analysis, the following two new load types are needed: 1. pre-stress loads for spring elements, 2. out-of-fit of 2D elements at nodes (the equivalent beam loads are currently called distorsions). This needs to be implemented first before real staged analysis can be implemented. If this is implemented but real staged analysis is not, the real staged analysis can be realistically simulated by using current available form-finding analysis. Currently in GSA, real staged analysis can only be simulated for model without spring and 2D elements as these load types are not available to enable the transfer…

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  4. GSA Save As with Specificed Results (COM)

    When using large GSA models it would be beneficial to be able to save selected results via COM API.

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  5. GSA 10.0.36 - Allow lists in the Section Pool entry of the Sections Tables

    Allow a list of section pool numbers (e.g. "1 3 5 to 10") to be entered in the Section Pool entry in Section Tables. This would minimize having to repeat section types in section tables.

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  6. Tabulated Verbose Steel Design Output

    Currently a steel design output views only produce tabulated results at member level (i.e. one row per member with utilizations only). It would be very useful if you had a form of output which would be one row per case X subspan and three columns per calculation namely the effect (e.g. M.Ed,y) the resistance (e.g. M.Rd,y) and the utilization. Such a table would be very useful for post-analysis.

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  7. GSS 2nd order analysis (matrix method not GSRelax)

    a proper 2nd order analysis with matrix rather than GSRelax. This would be much faster than GSRelax. It would mean no need to magnify moments during design.

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  8. GSS buckling - element warping

    Adjust element stiffness to account for warping.

    analysis

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  9. 3 votes
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  10. GSA entity sub-grouping / components

    Entities can be assigned a sub-group, e.g. 1.2.3.4
    Sub-groups can be up to four tier: Group; Assembly; Part; Component
    Sub-groups can be assigned a (unique) name, e.g. "wheels"."wheel 1"."spokes"."spokes left"
    Sub-groups can be referenced in lists, e.g. #1.2.3.4 or "wheel 1".
    Consider tiered entity ref, i.e. instead of element ref. 12 being in group 1.2.3.4, assign element ref. as 1.2.3.4
    Sub-groups can be assigned to nodes, elements, members, lines, areas, regions
    Quick visibility filtering based on sub-groups

    object #system

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  11. GSA exploit multi-processors

    Exploit multi-processor hardware to speed up:
    * analysis
    * results handling
    * graphics rendering

    system

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  12. GSA database


    • Export GSA input to sqlite (or mdb) format

    • Export GSA results to sqlite (or mdb) format

    system

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  13. GSA design model


    • Member flags to offset to column faces and offset to top of flange.

    • Framework for coordination of analysis and design models.

    • Enable 'extraction' of analysis model(s) from design model.

    design #system

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  14. GSA continuation analysis

    Implement start & stop during calculations without losing results of analysis

    analysis

    2 votes
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  15. GSA 3D grid option


    • Introduce option to display several grids together, to enable snapping to grid intersections on different planes in an operation.

    • clipped view planes / select by grid line / plane

    • option to reduce display to just those items on a grid line / grid plane

    graphics #sculpt

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  16. GSA stadia crowd dynamic analysis as per the latest IStructE guidelines

    New guidelines for carrying out performance-based analysis of stadia grandstands subject to crowd loading were published at the start of 2009. There are two different approaches to carrying out this analysis, one of which is not possible in GSA at present because viscous dampers cannot be modelled but the other could potentially be incorporated into GSA. We have funded research in this area in the Northwest over the last eight years and have a (quite slow at present) Matlab script which can do this analysis given some modal and node data from GSA (read into Matlab using .csv files). It…

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  17. GSA missing modal mass combination

    (including Gupta)

    resspec #analysis

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  18. GSA push-over charts

    Ability to record and display load factor vs. displacement and load factor vs. element force for any specified nodes and elements, respectively, whilst using the nonlinear static pushover analysis.

    chart

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  19. Add vertical profile definition for GSA bridge Alignment

    It would be handy to be able to define vertical profiles in GSA bridge alignment definition.

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  20. GSA RC member design - phase 2


    • Extend 'bar arrangement' to accommodate full ADC definition

    • Design rationalisation:


      • member grouping

      • select bar arrangement for envelope of group



    • Add graphical representation of bar arrangement

    • Provide links to AdSec and ADC

    • replacemenet for HK-BEAM (i.e. include batch processing)

    rcmem #design

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