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GTSTRUDL

GTSTRUDL
Version 33 Release
and
Future Enhancements

Dr. Kenneth M.(Mac) Will

GTSUG 2013
June 2013
Charlotte, North Carolina
GTSTRUDL

Presentation Outline
Version 32 shipped in August 2012
New Features in Version 33
Future Enhancements
GTSTRUDL

Status of Version 33
Running QA and completing
documentation. QA will be performed on
the following 32 bit and 64 bit operating
systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista,
Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Plan to ship in September.
GTSTRUDL

Version 33
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Dynamics
The execution speed and memory
management have been improved for the
GTSELANCZOS eigenvalue solver.
The next slide illustrates the improvements
on a large model.
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Eigenvalue Analysis
Large Models

GTSELANCZOS Efficiency Improvements

Z X
Material = Concrete
Element Type = SBHQ6
Number of Elements = 60,744
Number of Joints = 59,736
Number of DOFs = 354,408
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Eigenvalue Analysis
Large Model

GTSELANCZOS Efficiency Improvements


GTSELANCZOS, Version 32

Total time to solve for 100 modes = 445 seconds

GTSELANCZOS, Version 33

Total time to solve for 100 modes = 118 seconds

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Dynamics (cont)
The maximum allowable number of time
points used for the acceleration time history
integration procedure of the CREATE
RESPONSE SPECTRUM command has
been increased from 1 million to 4 million.
GTSTRUDL

General
The external file solvers GTSES, GT64M,
GTSELANCZOS and GT64MLANCZOS now use
the folder GTSresults for all external files.
GTSresults is created, if needed, in the current
GTSTRUDL Working Directory. This results
folder name is fixed and no user control is
provided. This change will reduce the clutter in
the Working Directory when the external file
solvers are used.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
Note: To be able to restore external file results
saved (using the SAVE command) under
version 32 or earlier and restored under
version 33 (using the RESTORE command),
before running GTSTRUDL 33 create a folder
named GTSresults and copy all the external
files to the new folder.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
Prerelease features (Chapter 5 of the
Release Guide) will now output a warning
message indicating they are in prerelease
status. This change allows Quality
Assurance customers a simple way to be
aware if they are using prerelease features.
An example is shown on the next slide.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
Command:

DESIGN SLAB USING WOOD AND ARMER -


AVERAGE JOI 1 11 ELE 1
Output

****WARNING_CRCCMN - This feature is a Prerelease


feature. User feedback and suggestions are welcome.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
A new ALL option has been added to the
list option of the PHYSICAL MEMBER
COMPLIANCE CHECK command. This
option allows users to check the compliance
of all physical members in a single
command. This feature is documented in
the Section 2.1.2.10.2 of Volume 1.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
The CREATE AUTOMATIC command has two
new features:
First is the option to create FORM LOADS, which are
independent loads suitable for nonlinear analysis.
Second is the option to use multiple SETS of
EXCLUSIVE loads, which allow you to create loadings
by combining one load (or load group) from each SET.
For example, this gives you the ability to create all
combinations of Live and Wind loads by putting the
different load types in different SETs.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
New syntax for the Create Automatic
command:
(LOAD) COMBINATIONS
CREATE AUTOMATIC (id _ spec)
FORM (LOADS)

ONE (ONLY) (OF)



EXCLUSIVE (SET s id ) (LOADS) spec 3
INDIVIDUAL

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General (cont)
Example of the revised Create Automatic
command with multiple EXCLUSIVE commands
in different SETS:
CREATE AUTOMATIC LOAD COMBINATIONS INITIAL 101
CONSTANT DL 1.4
EXCLUSIVE LL1' LL2' LL3' LL4' 1.6 $ Assumed SET 1
EXCLUSIVE SET 2 WL1' WL2' 1.7 $ Specified SET 2
END

The above commands will create 8 load combinations as shown on the next slide.
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General (cont)
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General (cont)
The AREA LOAD command has been
enhanced with two new features for
ELEVATION. The EXCEPT option will
now accept multiple regions, allowing the
specification of all the holes (stairwells,
atria, etc.) in a floor in a single
ELEVATION command.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
A new option IGNORE MEMBERS has
been added to allow the specification of
members to not include in the AREA LOAD
calculations. Previously these unloaded
members, such as braces, needed to be
INACTIVE before issuing the AREA LOAD
command.
Examples are shown on the next slides.
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General (cont)
ELEVATION 36.75 EXCEPT LIMITS
-JOINTS 345 789 LIMITS MEMBERS -
45 78 124 158 VALUE TWO WAY 100.0

Two holes are not loaded, the first bounded


by joints 345 and 789 and the second
outlined by members 45, 78, 124 and 158.
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General (cont)
ELEVATION 36.75 IGNORE MEMBERS
-B1' TO B12' VALUE TWO WAY 100.0

The areas and loadings are determined without


considering bracing members B1' to B12'.
These members will not be loaded and their
ACTIVE/INACTIVE status is not affected.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
RESTORE will now internally re-issue a
LARGE PROBLEM SIZE n command if
such a command had been given when the
SAVE command was executed. This only
applies to Version 33 and later.
.gts files created under earlier versions can be
restored but no automatic LARGE
PROBLEM SIZE command will be
generated.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
If the LARGE PROBLEM SIZE command
is generated, an INFO message is printed:

****INFO_XXREST - LARGE PROBLEM SIZE 5 restored.


GTSTRUDL

GTSTRUDL Output Window


New dialog for Automatic Load
Combinations and Automatic Form Loads
Supports all features of revised Create
Automatic Load Combination and Form Load
command
Revised Dialog is shown on next slide
GTSTRUDL
Form Loads and Load
Combinations

Multiple SETs of
Exclusive Loads
GTSTRUDL

GTSTRUDL Output Window (cont)

The Console and Scope Environment


buttons have been removed from the Button
Bar. The Scope Environment is no longer a
supported feature and the Console button is
no longer needed to return from the Scope
Environment window. The GTMenu button
will remain on the Button Bar as shown on
the next slide.
GTSTRUDL

GTSTRUDL Output Window (cont)

Removal of the Console and Scope


Environment from the Button Bar:
Before Version 33:

Version 33:

Note: You may still access the Scope Environment with


the Plot Device Scope command
GTSTRUDL

GTSTRUDL Output Window (cont)

The Area Load dialog has a new option in


the Loading menu: Print Preview and Edit.
This option sends the Area Load display to
the Scope Editor where you can edit and
print the elevation display.
The Print Preview and Edit option in the
pulldown menu is shown on the next slide
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GTSTRUDL Output Window (cont)


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GTSTRUDL Output Window (cont)

A new Warning Message indicator has been


added to the Button Bar as shown below:
W

New Warning Message


Indicator (in yellow when
activated)
GTSTRUDL

GTSTRUDL Output Window (cont)

By clicking on the highlighted W, a list of


the Warning Messages will pop-up. You
can jump to the occurrence of the message
in the output by clicking on a specific
message.
An example of the pop-up list of warning
messages is shown on the next slide
GTSTRUDL

GTSTRUDL Output Window (cont)


GTSTRUDL

GTMenu
Display Model will now display the cross
section for members that have properties
created using the Member Property Channel
and Polygon cross-section specs. The
Polygon cross sections will be drawn as
pipes.
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
The time to display wire frame models which
contain a large number of finite elements has
been greatly reduced.
The time for Redraw Solid has been greatly
reduced for large models.
The time to Exit GTMenu and save the
changes has been reduced for models which
contain a large number of solid elements.
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
As a result of the improvements to the wire
frame display of models which contain a
large number of finite elements, the time for
Print Preview in the Scope Editor has been
significantly decreased due to the reduced
number of lines which are now being drawn.
An example of the Scope Editor before and
after these changes is shown on the next two
slides.
GTSTRUDL

Version 32
285,032
elements (lines
& symbols)
GTSTRUDL

Version 33
188,013
elements (lines
& symbols)
34% reduction
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
The global axes in the display area are now
displayed as 3D arrows as shown below:
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
The location for the display of the global
axes may be changed to the origin of the
global coordinate system using the revised
Set Display Options dialog as shown on the
next slide.
GTSTRUDL

New Global Axis


Location option
GTSTRUDL

Global
Coordinate
System at
Origin
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
If a window is created without the global
origin in the window, the Global Axes will
still be displayed in the window.
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
A new feature has been implemented to
facilitate the location of a joint, member or
element on large models or on models with
members and elements closely spaced. You
may activate this feature either from the
Annotate Model button on the Button Bar or
by entering LJ, LE or LM when the Display
Area is active.
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
This new feature will draw concentric
octogons of decreasing size around the
joint, member or element with the label on
the joint, member or element finally shown.
The revised Annotate Model Dialog is
shown on the next slide.
GTSTRUDL

New Locate
option on
Annotate Model
dialog
GTSTRUDL

Nonlinear
Nonlinear dynamic analysis has been enhanced to
detect when a solution is diverging and to issue a
warning message.
GTSTRUDL

Offshore
The SAVE command now saves the data computed
by the COMPUTE FATIGUE LJF command. This
enhancement enables the COMPUTE FATIGUE LJF
command and a subsequent PEFORM FATIGUE
ANALYSIS command to be executed in consecutive
jobs separated by SAVE and RESTORE commands,
the first job executing the COMPUTE FATIGUE
LJF command and ending with a SAVE command
and the second job beginning with a RESTORE
command and executing the PERFORM FATIGUE
ANALYSIS command.
GTSTRUDL

Offshore (cont)
A new option has been added to the PRINT FATIGUE
command as follows:
PRINT FATIGUE NUMBER OF WAVES

The PRINT FATIGUE NUMBER OF WAVES


command prints a tabular report of the number of
waves of the various distinct wave height-period pairs
in each of the specified wave directions. The format of
the new report is shown on the next slide.
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GTSTRUDL

Offshore (cont)
A new DAMAGE option has been added to the LIST
FATIGUE command as follows:
GTSTRUDL

Offshore (cont)
This command produces a report of the fatigue
damage in a table ordered on wave height/period
and direction. The report is produced for the
critical point (point with the highest damage) at
the end of each brace connected to each specified
joint. This report also includes the center of
damage with respect to wave height/period for
each direction. An example of the format of the
new report is shown on the next slide.
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Offshore (cont)
The following fatigue analysis commands
have been enhanced to support the use of the
GTSES solver when activated by the
ACTIVE SOLVER GTSES command:
ASSEMBLE FOR FATIGUE
SOLVE FOR FATIGUE
COMPUTE FATIGUE LJF
PERFORM FATIGUE ANALYSIS
GTSTRUDL

Offshore (cont)
A new GTSELOS feature has been implemented
whereby additional tables express the drag
parameters CD and CM as function(s) of one or
more of the existing pipe member diameter, water
depth, Reynolds number parameters, plus the
additional parameters roughness and Keulegan-
Carpenters Number.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design
The AISC 14th Edition design code has been
implemented as a released feature. Both
LRFD (load and resistance factor design)
and the ASD (allowable strength design)
methods of the AISC Fourteenth Edition
are implemented.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


This new code, AISC14, may be used to select or check
any of the following shapes:
Design for bi-axial bending and axial forces:
I shapes Channel
Single Angles Tees
Double Angles Solid Round Bars
Solid Rectangular and Square Bars


GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


AISC14 code design for bi-axial bending,
axial, and torsional forces:
Round HSS (Pipes)
Rectangular and Square HSS (Structural
Tubes)
The documentation for the AISC14 code may be found by
selecting Help and then Reference Documentation,
Reference Manuals, Steel Design, and AISC14 in the
GTSTRUDL Output Window.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


New and modified Parameters for the
AISC14 code:
CODE AISC14 ALL
If using METHOD ASD, the following parameter
may be used to specify an ASD reduction factor
for the second order analysis results which
should be analyzed for 1.6 times the ASD
loadings:
ASDRF 1.6 ALL
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


Other parameters that are specific to AISC14:
CombEqs parameter to indicate which flexure
and axial force combined equation from Section
H1 or H2 is to be used.
SECNDARY parameter is applicable to the
stiffened element of I shapes which are used as
diagonal braces
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


The ANSI/AISC N690-12, specification for safety-
related steel structures for nuclear facilities has
been added. This code is based on the AISC steel
construction manual, Fourteenth Edition
specification with a few modifications. Both
LRFD (load and resistance factor design) and the
ASD (allowable strength design) methods of the
AISC Fourteenth Edition are applicable.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


Applicable cross-sections for N690-12 are
I shapes, Channel, Single Angles, Tees,
Double Angles, Round HSS (Pipes),
Rectangular and Square HSS (Structural
Tubes), Solid Round Bars, Solid
Rectangular and Square Bars.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


New parameters for N690-12:
StemTees parameter for the unstiffened element
of the stem of tee shaped compression
members.
ColSMF parameter to limit the width to
thickness ratio of flanges of built-up box
sections of columns in SMF systems.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


The transmission tower provisions,
slenderness ratio and computation of the
number of bolts, are now implemented in
AISC14 code. When a value of YES has
been specified for parameter TowerCK,
transmission tower provisions are checked
in addition to the provisions of the AISC14
code. Applicable cross-sections are single
and double angles.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


Elastic shear resistance of the EC3-2005 has
been modified to use the first moment of area.
The local shear stress, ED, in the Equation
6.20 of the EN 1993-1-1:2005(E) is now
computed using the first moment of area (e.g.
S). The thickness, t, in the Equation 6.20 also
has been modified to use the total thickness of
the cross-section to resist the shear force.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


A new steel grade, A1011G33, has been
added to the AISI89 code for the
UNISTRUT cross-sections. This is the
ASTM steel grade A1011 with a yield stress
of 33 ksi.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Tables
New Imperial and Metric tables from the AISC 14 th
edition have been added to GTSTRUDL.
The tables for rectangular and circular concrete
sections has been moved to a release status. The
table names are CONCIR and CONRECT.
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard


The Loading page has been changed, with a new
layout and functionality. The load data display is
no longer editable. Load data entry, editing and
deletions is now done through dedicated dialogs
available from buttons on the Loading page. A
display units control has been added to allow you
to see the loading data in units other than the
default of inches and pounds or millimeters and
Newtons. The modified Loading page is shown
on the next slide.
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont) New Edit and


Delete buttons

New ability
to change
units
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont)


A Run Analysis option has been added to the File
menu. After loadings have been added to the Base
Plate or a .gtbp file with loadings and either anchors
or constraints has been read, this menu selection will
automatically create an input file including analysis
and process the file. If File - Write GTSTRUDL
input has been used, those dialog settings (file name,
result types, .gts file) are retained and used by Run
Analysis. The revised File menu is shown on the next
slide.
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont)


GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont)


Two new pipe and hollow shape tables have
been added to the GTStrudl\33\BasePlate
folder: PIPES9.txt and RdHSS13.txt. These
tables correspond to the GTSTRUDL standard
tables of the same name. The profiles can be
accessed by using the Options - Attachment
file menu pick or by concatenating one or both
files to your current default attachment file.
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont)


A new results type has been added:
Constraint Reactions.
Constraint Reactions are only applicable to
constraints with restrained boundary
conditions. Constraint Reactions are
available through the Results - Constraint
reactions menu pick, or as part of the
Results Summary.
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont)


Constraint Reactions consist of the force reactions
FX, FY and FZ for each joint in the constraint,
plus the SRSS (Square Root Sum of the Squares)
of the three shear values. You can request the
reaction moments MX, MY and MZ if desired.
Constraint Reactions are equivalent to the
GTSTRUDL command :
LIST REACTIONS JOINTS GROUP CON1'
(for constraint #1).
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont)


A new results type has been added: Attachment
Displacement.
Attachment Displacement is the displacement of the
control or load point of an attachment due to the
applied loads. It is equivalent to the GTSTRUDL
command:
LIST DISPLACEMENTS JOINT C1
(for attachment #1). Attachment Displacement is only
available through the Results Summary.
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont)


The Constraint Reactions results dialog has
been added under the Results pulldown
menu:
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont)


The Constraint Reactions Results table is
shown on the next slide. Use the Forces +
Moments button to include MX, MY and
MZ in the table.
The Select loads button allows you to
select which loads are included in the table.
By default, all loads are included.
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GTSTRUDL

Base Plate Wizard (cont)


The Results Summary dialog and output
have been changed. Changes include:
Individual load maximums for bearing surface
pressure, plate displacement and plate stress.
Selectable plate stress types.
Attachment centroid displacements and
rotations.
Constraint reactions.
The revised dialog is shown on the next
slide.
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QA
Since the last Users Group meeting, we have been audited a record number of times:
The following audits were conducted:
NIAC (Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee) (Burns and McDonnell lead)
Nuclear Systems Audits (Internal)
Bechtel National
Shaw Nuclear
Sargent and Lundy
GTSTRUDL

QA (cont)
Simpson, Gumpertz and Heger
IHI Corporation (Japan)
NUPIC (Nuclear Procurement Issues
Committee)
ENERCON
Automated Engineering Services
GTSTRUDL

Future Enhancements
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Base Plate
X or Y rotation of attachments to model
attachments which are not parallel to Z such as
angled brace legs for pipe supports.
Arbitrary load points (X,Y,Z) for attachments.
Decimal place control in results output.
Optional LIST SUM FORCES results for
Constraints to allow easy cut line calculations.
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate (cont)


Batch processing of .gtbp files.
Optional output of load names causing the
largest interaction value for anchors in
Results Summary.
Have options to exclude stress concentrations
at end points of attachments and constraints
in stress output report. Preliminary dialogs
are shown on the next slides.
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate (cont)


To exclude joints at the end points of the
lines that are used to model within the BPW
from Stress listings and summary, use the
Advanced Plate Stresses menu
GTSTRUDL

Base Plate (cont)


First, select one or
more modeling entities
to exclude joints from.
Note that Distance is
a radius from line
endpoints. The result
is shown on the next
slide.
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Dynamic Analysis
Implement GTSES/GT64M versions of
linear direct integration (physical) transient
analysis.
Computation of minimum seismic load
according to latest IBC provisions.
Implement the Lindley-Yow response
spectrum rigid-periodic mode combination
method as a companion to the presently
available Gupta method.
GTSTRUDL

Dynamic Analysis (cont)


Response spectrum analysis will keep a record
of eigenvalue analysis results on a load-by-load
basis. This will be particularly useful when the
results of different eigenvalue analyses are used
for different response spectrum load analyses in
the same job, and mode combinations such as
CQC, which is a function of damping ratio and
frequency, are used.
GTSTRUDL

Dynamic Analysis (cont)


Improve the efficiency of the
GT64MLANCZOS eigenvalue solver for
very large jobs that require very high
numbers of modes (e.g. 300,000 DOFs and
10,000 modes).
GTSTRUDL

Dynamic Analysis (cont)


The LIST DYNAMIC PARTICIPATION
FACTORS command will be enhanced to
also list the frequencies of each mode.
GTSTRUDL

Finite Elements

Implement local element coordinate system


results processing (text reports and
graphical display of stress contours) for
selected planar elements, in particular the
SBHQ and SBHT family of plate elements
and the SBMITC element. This is
particularly convenient and useful for
structures formed by surfaces of revolution.
GTSTRUDL

Finite Elements (cont)


Implement new 3 node plane stress, plate
bending and plate triangular elements. The
plane stress element will have 3 DOF (two
translational DOF and a drilling DOF). The
plate bending element will model
moderately thick plates. These two new
elements will be combined to form a new
plate element.
GTSTRUDL

General
Add sorting and limits to LIST CODE CHECK RESULTS
PRINT JOINT CONNECTIVITY and form a Group of the
members and elements incident on joints in a list.
PRINT INCIDENT JOINTS MEMBERS/ELEMENTS
command to print the joints incident to a list and create a
GROUP.
When second and subsequent JOINT LOADS are applied
to a joint in a loading condition, the WARNING will
change to INFO.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
LOCATE FLOATING JOINTS ( (AND) -REMOVE )
Only joints that are not attached to any member, finite element, nonlinear
spring or rigid body will be considered as possible floating joints. If a
joint is used as a BETA REFERENCE JOINT it will not be considered
floating.
LOCATE DUPLICATE ELEMENTS ( (AND) REMOVE (ADD LOADS)
).
Similar to LOCATE DUPLICATE MEMBERS.
LOCATE INTERSECTING MEMBERS list TOL v
Detect members within a tolerance (TOL) of each other to locate
crossing members that may look correct graphically but should actually
have a common joint at their intersection.
Add finite elements to LOCATE INTERFERENCE JOINTS.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
Add the ability to write or change support status as part of
the CALCULATE SOIL SPRINGS command. Currently,
user must have already specified joints as supports and
joint releases.
The AASHTO HL-93 truck will be added to the Moving
Load Generator.
A new option will be added to the PRINT MEMBER
PROPERTIES command to print all cross-sectional
property information.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
A general-purpose zero-length, linear spring
element is planned for implementation by
the specification of a symmetric stiffness
matrix in terms of Kaa, Kba, and Kbb,
similar to the method used to specify
superelement stiffness matrices.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
AREA LOAD enhancements

Check for interference joints and intersecting members in


plane before attempting to locate bounded areas.
Improve error reporting:
List of 0.0 length members
Start joint for "illegal configuration" to help with
determining configuration problem.

Add IGNORE NONORTHOGONAL MEMBERS option.

Ignore members not within specified angle of global axis


so bracing doesnt need to be inactivated.
GTSTRUDL

General (cont)
Develop 64 bit version of GTSTRUDL.
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu
Add Undo to remove duplicate joints dialog
to avoid corrupting model due to using a
tolerance which was too large.
Graphically specify Area Loads in
GTMenu.
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
Addition of the following items to the input
file created by GTMenu:
Dynamic Loadings
Eigen Parameters
Dynamic Modal Damping Data

Nonlinear Solution Parameters


Cable Network Data

Nonlinear and Dynamic Analysis solution


commands
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
Add the ability to apply filters to the model
to display only entities corresponding to the
active filter.
Automatically create Views such as for
every floor and every vertical plane of
building. Also, develop commands that will
do this.
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
Develop Joint, Member and Element
Datasheets for Inquire and Editing
Preliminary development is shown on the next
few slides.
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
You will be able to
optionally use the
datasheets for a right
click Inquire function.
The option will be set
using the pulldown
below:
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
Sample datasheet
using right click
Inquire on joints
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
Revised Edit Joint
Data dialog showing
Datasheet Options.
Similar dialogs will be
available for the Edit
Member Data and Edit
Element Data dialogs.
GTSTRUDL

GTMenu (cont)
Sample Portion of Member Datasheet
GTSTRUDL

Nonlinear Analysis

The nonlinear member end connection and


plastic hinge models will be supported by
nonlinear dynamic analysis.
Add nonlinear viscous damper element for
nonlinear dynamic analysis.
GTSTRUDL

Nonlinear Analysis (cont)


Efficiency improvements are planned for
the GTSES sparse equation solver used by
nonlinear static analysis, similar to those
implemented in Version 32 for the GTSES
linear static analysis solver.
A GT64M sparse equation solver is planned
for nonlinear static analysis.
GTSTRUDL

Nonlinear Analysis (cont)


Higher order improvements are planned for
the nonlinear geometric versions of the
plane and space frame member.
The implementation of a nonlinear
geometry model is planned for at least one
solid finite element, probably the IPSL and
IPSLIM elements.
GTSTRUDL

Nonlinear Analysis (cont)


Extend geometric nonlinear analysis to
include the new SBMITC element and the
new triangular plate element.
GTSTRUDL

Offshore
Implement procedures that enable
GTSTRUDL to perform the required
dynamic analyses of GTSELOS wave load
data and to use the dynamic wave force
results in fatigue analyses.
GTSTRUDL

Offshore (cont)
GTStrudl fatigue analysis is presently
restricted to the use of a single S-N curve
that applies to all members undergoing a
given fatigue analysis. An improvement to
this procedure is planned whereby multiple
S-N curves can be defined as functions of
pipe member wall thickness, a reference
thickness, a thickness exponent, and a stress
range and assigned individually to members
for the fatigue analysis.
GTSTRUDL

Offshore (cont)
An Influence Matrix approach to perform
hotspot fatigue analysis of connection
details other than simple tubular joints is
planned.
Increase precision of wave load
computations in GTSELOS.
GTSTRUDL

Reinforced Concrete

The ACI 318-11 code will be implemented


for beam and column design.
The DESIGN SLAB command will be
brought to release status.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


Move offshore code, 19902-07, to release
status. 19902-07 code is based on the
International Standard ISO 19902:2007(E),
First Edition, Petroleum and natural gas
industries.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)

Add new parameter called DesLoads


which can be used to specify design loads.
Add an option to create a group containing
the critical loads at the end of a CHECK or
SELECT command.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)

Add a new option to the CHECK and


SELECT commands to print the load names
and section location used for the code check.
Displacement Constraint Design Procedure
will be available to select members to
satisfy joint displacement constraints. The
new GTSES external file solver will be
added as an option.
GTSTRUDL

Steel Design (cont)


Steel design based on the Seismic
provisions of the AISC 14th Edition.
Add a new option to the SELECT command
to design the FAILED members.
SELECT ALL FAILED MEMBERS
Also add a new option to the CHECK
command to design the FAILED members.
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Steel Design (cont)


Modify the FOR MAXIMUM ENVELOPE
VALUES option of the SELECT and
CHECK command when the cross-section
is an unsymmetrical cross-section.
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Steel Design (cont)


Add a FOR MAXIMUM DIAGRAM VALUES
option to the SELECT and CHECK command.
This option creates a single maximum force value
for each individual load case. When this option is
used, each artificial load case will have force and
moment values which are the maximum values of
individual forces and moments no matter where
the maximum is located along the members
length.
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Interfaces to Other Programs


ATLAS by 3DR Engineering Ltd. in Europe
AutoCAD interface via DXF converter
Intergraphs Frameworks
Intergraphs SmartPlant 3D CIS/2
Structural Desktop by Structural Desktop, Inc
Tekla Structures
Other CAD programs which support DXF or
CIS/2
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