The new 2020 versions of all Seismosoft programs are available since 11th November 2019 with a lot of new features.  Check out the shop or the available upgrades for Seismosoft customers. You may take a look at the most important of these new features below:

What is New in SeismoStruct v2020

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Structural Codes

  • National Annexes to EC8
  • Input and use of user-defined spectra

Analysis types

  • Buckling Analysis
  • Eigenvalue Analysis at every step in NL dynamic and pushover analysis

Materials

  • steel_brb: Buckling Restrained Brace Steel
  • Con_ecc: Engineered Cementitious Composites Concrete
  • con_ksp: Kent-Scott-Park model
  • mas_par, mas_trl: Two materials for masonry
  • hyst_mat: General hysteretic element

Sections

  • Two sections for (reinforced or unreinforced) masonry
  • New cruciform steel section type cfs

Element types

  • Masonry Element
  • 7-DOF Rack Element
  • Bearing1: Elastomeric Bearing Element
  • Bearing2: Friction Pendulum Bearing Element
  • New infrmDBPH element type with better stability and automatic calculation of the plastic rotation capacity values according to ASCE 41-17

Response Curves

  • pound_hz: Pounding Hertz model (curve for modeling impact/pounding events)
  • scb: Self Centering Brace curve for the modeling of Self Centering Braces
  • vsc_dmp: Viscous Damper curve to model Viscous Dampers
  • Bouc_Wec: Bouc-Wec type of model
  • gen_hyst: Generic Hysteretic Material (pinching with 4 deterioration modes)
  • gap_elpl: elastic-perfectly plastic gap material
  • quad_sym & quad_asm: Symmetric and asymmetric multilinear curves with degradation

Checks

  • code-based checks for masonry

Performance criteria

  • Performance criteria for the masonry, infill, link & truss

Other Functionalities

  • XML export & import

What is New in SeismoBuild v2020

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Structural Codes

  • National Annexes to EC8
  • Input and use of user-defined spectra

Other Functionalities

  • XML export & import
  • New enhanced visualisation capabilities in the Checks module

Element types

  • New infrmDBPH element type with better stability and automatic calculation of the plastic rotation capacity values according to ASCE 41-17

What is New in SeismoApps v2020

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SeismoApps now support new spectra for Korea, Romania and Australia.