SeismoStruct 2018 (English Edition) now available!

SeismoStruct 2018 (English Edition) now available!

SeismoStruct 2018 (English Edition) now available!

SeismoStruct 2018 (English Edition) now available!

The English version 2018 of award-winning SeismoStruct has just been released, featuring the following new capabilities:
1) Four new response curves to be used with the program’s link elements: (i) Modified Ibarra-Medina-Krawinkler model with bilinear hysteretic response, (ii) Modified Ibarra-Medina-Krawinkler model with peak-oriented hysteretic response and (iii) Modified Ibarra-Medina-Krawinkler model with pinched hysteretic response, and (iv) a new general asymmetric curve with high pinching
2) Thirty nine new sections: (i) five RC sections (ii) twenty four steel sections, most of which are compound steel sections, and (iii) ten jacketed RC sections
3) Three new material steel models, Ramberg-Osgood steel model, Giuffre-Menegotto-Pinto steel model and bilinear steel model with isotropic strain hardening
4) 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)

Moreover, SeismoStruct 2018 features also a myriad of additional novel features, such as:
 
New features in Building Modeller facility:
1) 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
2) New feature giving the opportunity to change simultaneously particular parameters (e.g. reinforcement, materials, FRP wraps, advanced member properties etc.) of several members at once
3) Copy Member Properties feature, which enables the copying and pasting of the properties of a member to another member with a single click. The feature is similar to MS Word’s Format Painter
4) Ability to add a slab by identifying its perimeter with a series of mouse clicks
5) Rotate and move the model features in the Building Modeller
6) Ability to select the Control Node at different locations of the building, when creating the model from the Building Modeller
7) The reinforcement ratio ρ is now shown on the member’s Properties Window of the Building Modeller. 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
 
New post-processing features:
1) Ability to display the plastic hinge locations and the locations of damage in the Deformed Shape Viewer of the Post-Processor
2) 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
 
General updates:
1) Ability to immediately send the model to Seismosoft, in the case of convergence difficulties, so that it is debugged by our team of specialists in nonlinear analysis (for commercial users only) 
2) The list with FRP wraps suppliers has been enriched
3) The ‘SPF Creator’ program has been included in the installation. Users can use the program, together with a spreadsheet program like MS Excel, to create hundreds or thousands of SeismoStruct input files very quickly without the need for any programming skill. SPF Creator can be used together with SeismoStruct’s batch program, SeismoBatch, to execute thousands of analyses (e.g. for the derivation of fragility curves) very quickly and effectively 
4) Ability to output the Total Support Forces in SeismoBatch
5) Libraries with predefined material strengths, depending on the year of construction of the building, according to the tables provided by the ASCE 41-13 and KANEPE Standards (available only for these two Standards)