SeismoBuild 2018 (English Edition) now available!

SeismoBuild 2018 (English Edition) now available!

SeismoBuild 2018 (English Edition) now available!

SeismoBuild 2018 (English Edition) now available!

The English version 2018 of SeismoBuild has just been released, featuring the following new major analysis/modelling  capabilities:
1) Support for American Code for Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings (ASCE 41-13), Italian National Seismic Code (NTC-18) and Turkish Seismic Evaluation Building Code (TBDY)
2) Three new material steel models; Ramberg-Osgood steel mode, Giuffre-Menegotto-Pinto steel model and bilinear steel model with isotropic strain hardening
3) Several changes to enable easier convergence, including (i) a new convergence criterion with adaptable norm, and (ii) the display in the Post-Processor of the members or locations, where the convergence problems are caused, a feature that enables the easy identification of the members that lead to the convergence difficulties
4) Ability to create and print tables with all the members and their properties in the Building Modeller; this is ideal for the final checks of the structural configuration
5) Ability to change simultaneously particular parameters (e.g. reinforcement, materials, FRP wraps, advanced member properties etc.) of several members at once
6) Copy Member Properties feature in the Building Modeller, which enables the copying and pasting of the properties of a member to another member with a single click; it is similar to MS Word’s Format Painter
7) Ability to immediately send the model to Seismosoft, in the case of convergence or modelling difficulties, so that it is debugged by our team of specialists in nonlinear analysis (this feature is available for commercial users only)
8) The list with FRP wraps suppliers has been enriched
9) Ability to add a slab by identifying its perimeter with a series of mouse clicks
10) Ability to rotate and move the model in plan view in the Building Modeller
11) Ability to select the Control Node at different locations of the building, when creating the model from the Building Modeller
12) In the Building Modeller the reinforcement ratio ρ is now shown on the member’s Properties Window; if ρ becomes smaller than the limits ρmin & ρmax, as proposed by the selected Standard, the reinforcement ratio is displayed with red, in order to warn the users
13) Libraries with predefined material strengths are available, depending on the year of construction of the building, according to the tables provided by the ASCE 41-13 and KANEPE Standards

Moreover, SeismoBuild 2018 features also the following pos-processing features:
1) Ability to display of the plastic hinge locations and the locations of damage in the Deformed Shape Viewer of the Post-Processo
2) New Seismic Risk Classification according to the Italian Standards (available only in NTC-18 & NTC-08)