Structural feedback – BIG ideas

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  1. GSA property data management

    Data management option to delete unused sections, materials, etc., similar to the nodes and elements data management.

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  2. GSA response spectrum documentation

    Better documentation of the code based RSA procedure: what results are scaled inside GSA, how factors are applied, how drifts are scaled internally, etc.

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  3. GSA doc of sign conventions

    Clearer images (possibly located in the help files) showing the sign conventions of forces, stresses and deflections on all sides of a differential element for both global and cylindrical coordinates.

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  4. ADC column design centre bar

    For pile design, provide an option for reinforcement at the centre of the section.

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  5. Oasys GSA - productivity

    - It was useful to have Nodes/Elements/Section library in a tab easy to access. Now if we want to access section properties, we need to go in data explorer/properties/section library (3 clicks).

    - In section library, it was great to see the section properties - so we can easily see the area and inertia of the section and see when we modify a section what is the impact on the area and inertia.

    - In the design layer, it was useful to have design properties like section library - so we could assign easily effective lengths to a group of…

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  6. GSA processing feedback

    The program does not distinguish between “Not responding” because the program has failed and “Not responding” because the program is completing a large task (eg. Saving the model). It would be useful to know how long a particular task will take, similar to how Microsoft Explorer estimates the time to copy a model.

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  7. Section LOR Steetley shapes

    The section wizard should offer Lang O'Rourke Steetley shapes as standard section shapes.

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  8. GSA design - Eurocodes

    The elastic plastic ratio was used for BS. It enabled to restrain the maximum ratio between elastic and plastic capacity for the bending capacity of the section. When the ratio is set to 1, the section is designed with the elastic capacity.
    This ratio is not taken into account anymore for Eurocodes. Hence, if a section is Class 1, it is automatically checked for bending with its plastic capacity.
    However, some countries prefer to design the sections as Class 3 (elastic capacity) even though they are Class 1. So the elastic/plastic ratio option is convenient.
    Is it possible to keep…

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  9. Improve RC Detailing links with Revit

    Would be great to include and extract accurate reinforcement detailing designs from GSA into Revit models for all structural elements, flat slabs being the biggest challenge. I appreciate the restrictions on placement of placing rebar within revit may be a problem at that end too but somehow finding a way to map reinforcement from GSA to Revit would improve efficiency in :
    - translating designs into published / buildable information.
    - reduce misinterpretation of design to detailing.
    - improve efficiency of production of rebar drawing and bending
    schedule information.
    This may even require a Cadtools add-in within Revit to transfer…

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  10. Proposal to develop a postprocessor for design of reinforced concrete shell structures.

    Proposal to develop a postprocessor for design of reinforced concrete shell structures.

    This proposal is based on the work we are doing on the White Rose CGS.

    I would be happy to share my insight which is based on working with such tools developed in Norway the last 30 years. In addition I have been instrumental in the newest development of OO’s postprocessor, which is capable of doing simple nonlinear analysis by feeding back the stiffness to the FEM software and doing interactions.

    The development should be made in several steps:

    1. A stand-alone program with user input only. This…

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  11. Node restraint definition by stage

    If node restraint can be associated to a specific stage it would make use of single model for multiple purposes much simpler. e.g. if you have a full building model you might want to analyse
    - whole building with diaphragms, cols and cores
    - just one floor and adjacent cols as mesh
    If node restraint were by stage this would be much easier.

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