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Aluminum Structural Design Software

General Structural Engineering (GSE)

Aluminum Structural Analysis and Design

General Structural Engineering (GSE)


Structural Analysis and Design Software for Aluminum Structures

GSE Aluminum - Advanced Structural Engineering

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Explore the extensive features and functionalities of GSE General Structural Engineering – GSE Aluminum software. You will discover remarkable capabilities, user-friendly modeling tools, and robust analytical resources that empower you to tackle engineering challenges with enhanced efficiency and precision.

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As an integral component of the General Structural Engineering (GSE) software suite, GSE Aluminum is the industry standard for the design and verification of aluminum structures of any type. The  graphical user interface of the GSE software allows to create, analyze and design large and complex models quickly and easily.

The GSE Aluminum program allows to design according to the American code 2020 Edition of the Aluminum Design Manual published by the Aluminum Association (AA ADM-2020) and the Canadian CAN/CSA S157 design code.



The GSE Aluminum software supports the following design codes:
American AA ADM-2020 (ASD and LRFD)
American AA ADM-2015 (ASD and LRFD)
Canadian CSA S157

Standard shapes and parametric shapes (over 30 shapes available) including angles and polygonal tubes are supported.
All parameters required to calculate the resistance of the elements such as unbraced lengths, buckling lengths, buckling factors, welding, slenderness limit and others can be customized either graphically or from spreadsheets.
Several design parameters can also be calculated by the program.
Comprehensive library of standard aluminum grades.
The Redesign feature allows to test different solutions without requiring to run the analysis each time.
Technical Features

Aluminum verification includes sections classification, resistance and stability checks according to the applicable standard.
The GSE Aluminum allows to perform verifications such as:
Torsion and warping

Calculation of combined resistance of aluminum elements based on the results of a linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic or dynamic analysis.
Complete check of deflection according to a comprehensive set of criterions.
Limit states (unity checks) can be displayed graphically on the 3D model by means of colors or numerically in spreadsheets and reports.
All intermediate results required to verify the calculations are provided in spreadsheets

The welds have an important influence on the resistance of aluminum elements.
The program distinguishes two types of welds which are end welds and in-span welds.
Each of these types of welds may be full (affecting the entire cross section) or partial (affecting a portion of the cross section).
In the case of partial welds, the ratio of welded area for each flat segment must be specified.
Partial weld ratios on each segment are used in the calculation of the critical local buckling stresses of flat and curved segments in compression.

GSE Aluminum Design Software

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The GSE (General Structural Engineering) software provides a powerful and flexible platform for structural engineers to streamline their design workflows and optimize design time.

The ability to run multiple material design simultaneously is a significant advantage offered by the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software. This feature provides structural engineers with enhanced flexibility and efficiency in their design processes. This means that engineers can work with different materials like steel, concrete, wood or aluminum within the same software environment. This flexibility allows for efficient design and analysis of structures that may involve various materials.

By integrating various design and analysis tools, GSE aims to help engineers optimize their design time. This efficiency is critical in today’s fast-paced engineering projects, allowing for quicker turnaround times and cost-effective designs.

GSE steel is a specialized software application integrated within the General Structural Engineering (GSE) software suite. GSE Steel is a powerful and versatile software tool for structural engineers and designers working with steel and composite steel-concrete structures. Its support for various design codes and parametric section shapes, along with its user-friendly interface and optimization capabilities, make it a valuable resource for efficient and accurate structural design and analysis.

GSE Steel supports multiple international design codes, including:

   – American AISC 360 (LRFD and ASD)

   – Canadian CSA 16

  – AISI S100-16 and CSA S136-16

   – European Eurocode 3 and 4

   – Indian IS 800

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The GSE (General Structural Engineering) software includes a powerful suite of tools for integrated structural concrete design, slab engineering, and slab generation.

GSE Concrete is a comprehensive module within the GSE software, enabling the design of concrete members under various conditions, including linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic, and dynamic analyses. This feature-rich component ensures precise concrete design for a wide range of structural scenarios.

GSE Concrete offers support for several international building codes, including the American ACI-318, the Canadian CSA-A23.3, and the Egyptian code ECCS 203. This ensures compliance with regional standards and regulations for concrete structural design.

The GSE Concrete software suite, with its comprehensive concrete design, slab engineering, and slab generation capabilities, empowers engineers to tackle diverse concrete-related projects efficiently and accurately, meeting industry standards and codes.

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Within the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software suite, GSE Wood is a specialized module that offers the capability to design and analyze timber structures, including light wood framing and engineered wood structures. It aligns with industry standards such as the 2018 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction and the CAN/CSA O86-19 standards, ensuring compliance and precision in timber structural engineering.

GSE Wood provides the flexibility to work with two key types of timber structures: beam-column frames and light framing. The Light Framing package extends the Mass Timber features. This addition enhances the software’s ability to automate parametric generation, analysis, and design of bearing walls and shearwalls, streamlining the design process for these critical components.

GSE Wood, with its robust capabilities for timber and engineered wood structural design, empowers engineers to efficiently create and analyze timber-based structures, while maintaining compliance with the latest industry standards. This versatile tool is critical for timber engineering professionals working on a variety of projects.

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GSE Aluminum is a specialized software application integrated within the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software suite used for the design and verification of aluminum structures of various types.

GSE Aluminum supports industry-standard design codes, including:

– GSE Aluminum complies with the 2020 Edition of the Aluminum Design Manual published by the Aluminum Association (AA ADM-2020)

– The software also adheres to the CAN/CSA S157 design code

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