SeismoStruct 2016 (English Edition) now available!!

SeismoStruct 2016 (English Edition) now available!!

SeismoStruct 2016 (English Edition) now available!!

SeismoStruct 2016 (English Edition) now available!!

The English version 2016 of award-winning SeismoStruct has just been released, featuring the following new major analysis/modelling capabilities:
1) New chord rotation and shear capacity checks according to EC8, the Italian National Seismic Code (NTC-08) and the Greek Seismic Interventions Code (KANEPE). All limit states are now supported
2) Definition of the code-based parameters (primary/secondary members, knowledge level and confidence factor, safety factors etc) according to the codes
3) Automatic calculation of the target displacement in pushover analysis (conventional and adaptive) according to different codes
4) Ability to check only the core area with the concrete strain performance criterion
5) Ability to save the results in just text output without the binary output
6) New more user-friendly dialog box for loading accelerograms
7) Ability to deactivate warning messages, which is important while running multiple analyses with SeismoBatch
8) Ability to suppress warnings at the beginning of the analysis, which is particularly useful in SeismoBatch
9) Ability to simultaneously run more than one analyses in SeismoBatch
10) The warning messages at the beginning of the analysis are automatically closed after 2 min if there is no input by the user; this is particularly useful in SeismoBatch, since the sequence of analyses does not stop if a warning message is shown

Moreover, SeismoStruct 2016 features also a myriad of additional novel features, such as:
 
New elements, section types and material models:
1) Seven new sections: L & T column sections, jacketed L, T & circular, jacketed asymmetric rectangular section and jacketed T-beam
2) FRP wrapping in column sections, large library with FRP wraps available in the market
3) Ability to display the section's shear reinforcement
4) Ability to use concrete material models with the rss section
5) Building Modeller:7 new sections (L & T column sections, jacketed L, T & circular, jacketed T-beam and compound walls); Stairs; Inclined slabs; Ability to specify the slab's type of support, i.e. where the slab loads are distributed; Ability to specify the slab's reinforcement directions; FRP wrapping of columns
6) Additional mass can be defined for the frame element classes
 
New post-processing features:
1) Display of user-defined damage patterns in the deformed shape of the post-processor, upon reaching of the specified performance criteria
2) Ability to save and load the plot settings in the post-processor plots. In this way, it is very easy to export the format of one graph to the others
3) Ability to show max, min and Abs.max in all the plots of the post-processor
4) Ability to sort nodes and elements in the lists of the post-processor
5) Ability to cut planes in the 3D plots of the post-processor for better visualisation of the results (both deformed shape and action effect diagrams)
 
General updates and bugs fixes:
1) Fixed problem with the User Account Control (UAC) persistent warning message when opening the program 
2) Corrected problems with network installations
3) Fixed bugs with the malfunctioning of the selection and editing of stress-points 
4) Fixed IDA bug when using performance criteria
5) Fixed problem with wrong bricks orientation in short walls 
6) Fixed problem with wrong definition of reinforcement strain performance criterion in files created with the Building Modeller
7) Fixed problem with wrong definition of reinforcement strain performance criterion in files created with the Building Modeller
8) Fixed problem with malfunctioning performance criteria in steel structures created with the Wizard facility
9) Fixed problem with initialisation of the link elements in IDA 
10) Fixed bug with wrong extraction of link rotational deformations in SeismoBatch