Service Pack 2020-0

AQB

Features

For NSTR the eigen stresses from construction phases or creep and shrinkage will no be considered. See CTRL PIIA for more options.

CAPA DESI with KSV PL is now applying perfect plasticity for the evaluation of ultimate capacities.

AQUA

Features

The processing of (thick walled) geometries with consideration of non effective areas has been improved. Complex composite cross sections can be calculated as FE cross section.

Revision of the steel profiles of the AISC: For all profiles of the AISC in each case two sets of identifiers are available, e.g. identifiers in in. x lb/ft and mm x kg/m.

ASE

Features

Consistent integration of Design Elements into the analysis workflow: For a priori defined Design Elements, ASE automatically triggers computation of the Design Element reactions from the results of the current load case.

BDK

Features

Graphical plot of the system in the .plb file.

Call of already generated Design Elements (DECREATOR) in BDK over their ID.

Other Issues

Improvement of performance and robustness.

Improvement of the cross-section classification.

Revision of Eigenvalue Analysis for flexural buckling.

Output the calculation steps in the protocol file.

Replace TVAR GAM-S with TVAR GAM-S1.

Revised and updated manual.

CSM

Features

Fatigue check in bridge design extended for permanent temperature and settlement parts

DBMERG

Features

Application example added.

DECREATOR

Features

Cross-Section Interpolation:

  • At the position where a design section intersects a tapering beam, an interpolated cross section will be creatred (when CTRL CINT YES is set) and forces will be accordingly transformed. This applies either to automatically detected cross-sectional variations between beam elements or to explicitly given IDs (through DSLN .. NCS .. NCS2 ..) of two end cross sections.
  • Standard example: de_07_varying_crossSections.dat

Volume Elements:

  • Integration of gauss or nodal stresses from voleme elements (hexahedra or tetrahedra) intersected at a design section is possible using the selection command DSEL.
  • Standard example: de_06_volume_elements.dat

Prestressed Quad-elements:

  • For CSM Prestressing and Creep+Shrinkage (PC) load cases, only the concrete part of the internal forces are integreated and effects of tendon hole in the concrete are considered automatically by default. At all remaining load cases prestressing forces are integrated at each section automatically.
  • When integration of prestressing forces at all the given load cases is desired, it can be manually activated using the CTRL TEND YES command.
  • Standard example from CSM: csm4_quad_singlespan.dat

ELLA

Features

The factor PFAC > 0 for favorable loadings is now also applied for areal loadings. (144708)

Bugfixes

Discontinuities in the curvature along an axis have not been taken properly. (145377)

There were some problems with the position of the load points in a QUAD loading area. (144999)

SOFINI

Features

Russian design codes: new design codes SP 63-13330 (Concrete and Reinforced Concrete Structures) and SP 16-13330 (Steel Structures) available

DS EN1993-2005: new design code for steel structrues Denmark EN 1993-1-1 DK NA:2007

DS EN1992-2004, DS EN1993-2005: global safety factor gamma-3 according to EN 1992-1-1 DK NA Table A2.1Nc NA and EN 1993-1-1 DK NA:2007 introduced

SFS EN1992-2004: revision and consideration of the definitions for bridges of the National Annexes EN 1990 (NCCI 1) and EN 1992-2 (NCCI 2)

NEN EN1992-2004: revision and consideration of the definitions for bridges of the National Annex EN 1990

EN.INI and all NA: new basic value of the imperfection according to EN 1992-1-1 chapter 5.2 for COLUMN - nominal curvature method new for walls according to EN 1992-1-1 chapter 9.6.2: maximum ditance of the reinforcment, max. and min. longitudinal reinforcment for COLUMN introduced

EN 1992-2004 and all NA: definitions for seismic design (safeties and stress-strain curves), for road bridges new action FAT fatigue traffic loading

Design codes for concrete and composite structures: definition for the input of the material safeties for concrete and reinforcing steel in the desing task SSD

DIN FB102-2009, DIN FB104-2009: definiton of the prestressing factors

Other Issues

The following INI files are omitted and they are mapped as follows:

  • SNIP_20301.INI is mapped to SP_63-13330.INI, please check the safety factors
  • SNIP_52101.INI is mapped to SP_63-13330.INI, please check the safety factors
  • SNIP_22381.INI is mapped to SP_16-13330.INI, please check the safety factors
  • SFS_TA1992-2004.INI is mapped to SFS_EN1992-2004.INI inclusive the bridge classes
  • UNI_DM-96.INI is mapped to UNI_DM-2018.INI

MAXIMA

MAXIMA

Features

SUPP: For QUAD elements TYPE QUAD and QNOD the equivalent stress (von Mises) are available with an input of a literal or with an objective function which is used the corresponding stresses.

SUPP: ETYP AUTO will make a superposition of all valid element types.

SUPP: TYPE AUTO will make a superposition of all valid result types, for the corresponding element type.

Improvement for the prinout of result sets: The designation of the leading value is now printed.

Bugfixes

Fixed bug in processing RSETs with up to 255 items. (154248)

Other Issues

Obsolete input is no longer supported.

Improvement of the output.

General

Features

Superpositions: For area elements the equivalent stress (von Mises) are available.

Result Viewer

Features

Fully revised User Interface based on ribbon design.

Design Element based results are available now.

Interactive search for results, cross sections, loadcases and designcases.

On tabular evaluation selected results will now be shown and managed as subelements of the table.

Results with different selectors (such as loadcase and cross-section) can now be selected in one tabular evaluation.

New result for non effective property at cross-section elements.

SOFIMSHA

Features

EXTR FROM SLN: Invert the local z-axis of the generated QUAD-elements, by providing a negative SLN number as input. (150149)

Secondary group definition by combining multiple groups, with logical operations: &GRP, !GRP, ~GRP.

Bugfixes

BEAM: The separation of a continuous beam by supports in gravity direction was not detected fo 2D-Frame systems. This is only relevant for upcoming software releases.

SOFIMSHC

Features

When coupling lines using the command SLNS the newly developed interface elements can be created in addition to kinematic constraints and spring elements. See in the manual of the program TALPA for further information.

The definition of the vertical alignment in command GAXH can now additionaly carried out using a circular arc or using the so-called unsymmetric vertical parabola.

When defining a geometry axis using NURBS-curves, the parametrization of the nurbs will not be any longer scaled to the arc length of the curve, if a knot vector is given explicitly (command GAXN).

Bugfixes

Error in intersection of structural lines resulted in endless run. (150062)

Fixed error when assigning structural points in line point intersection algorithm.

Bugfixes in 2D mesher.

SSD

SSD

Features

Fully revised User Interface based on ribbon design.

General

Features

Task Prestessing Systems completely redesigned for simplified user-input of important values.

Design tasks

Features

Task Steel Buckling Resistance revised and extended for integral support of Design Elements in the overall computational workflow.

Dedicated new tasks for design of Design Elements.

New tasks for seismic reinforced concrete design and with new input of partial factors.

Analysis tasks

Features

The response spectrum analysis (RSA) workflow for structural analysis and design against seismic action has been significantly revised and tailored:

  • Alternative method fo combination of the effects of the directional components of the seismic action according to Newmark (EN 1998-1:2004, 4.3.3.5.1 (3) and 4.3.3.5.2 (4))
  • Consistent integration of Design Elements into the RSA workflow, facilitating, e.g., a straightforward analysis and design of shear walls based on equivalent sectional forces.

Computer Aided Bridge Design (CABD)

Features

Task Traffic Loader output options can be controlled. Additional improvements in the graphical representation of lanes.

Tasks Bridge Design Fatigue action FAT has been added and new damage equivalent stress range check for steel and concrete.

TALPA

Elements

Features

New specialized interface element (I2D) for simulation of soil-structure interaction:

  • numerical robust quasi-rigid interface behavior under compressive loading by mesh adaptive stiffness control
  • automatic derivation of interface strength from strength properties of adjacent soil body via strength reduction factor
  • limitation of shear transfer, shear plastification (Coulomb material law)
  • limitation of tensile stress transfer, tensile failure accounting for possible cyclic loading characteristics (interface separation, recovery of compressive contact)

General

Other Issues

Revised and updated example files.

TENDON

Features

A manual definition of the prestressing system requires no additional default prestressing system any more. See in the shipped examples of TENDON for additional information.

The definition of the so-called free tendon layout of slab prestressing tendons in record SLAB has been revised. A tendon geometry will now be created in any case even if the distances do not properly match.

Names of the tendon geometries and tendons (if available) are prominently displayed in ín the Report Browser, i.e. in the output overview.

Bugfixes

Fixed memory corruption in definition of slab prestressing tendons.

Fixed memory overflow when defining tendons with very high number of definition points PTUV. (146501)

Verification

Other Issues

New Benchmark (BE56).

WinGraf

Features

Some new results (eg. stress sway of area elements).

Bugfixes

An endless loop could occurred during redraw of big drawings. (155635,158305,161249)