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Concrete Slab and Foundation Design

General Structural Engineering (GSE)

Structural Analysis and Design
Reinforced Concrete, Slab and Foundation Design Software

GSE Concrete Software

General Structural Engineering (GSE)

GSE Concrete offers a versatile platform for designing concrete members subjected to a range of analyses, including linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic, dynamic analysis, and more. The software also provides efficient tools for concrete slab design. It aligns with industry standards such as the American ACI-318, the Canadian CSA-A23.3, and the Egyptian code ECCS 203.

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The GSE Concrete program offers a versatile platform for designing concrete members subjected to a range of analyses, including linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic, dynamic analysis, and more. The software also provides efficient tools for concrete slab design. It aligns with industry standards such as the American ACI-318, the Canadian CSA-A23.3, and the Egyptian code ECCS 203.

GSE Concrete allows for complete slab design within the same environment. It allows users to quickly generate the design strips of any concrete slabs. The assistant, called Slab Engineering, generates column strips and middle strips that are adapted to the geometries of the bidirectional span of the slab. This assistant is directly linked to the automated mesh generation functionalities, allowing to use the geometrical elements such as supports, walls and openings for both the finite elements model and the design strips generation.

In addition, the GSE Concrete software includes a concrete Slab Generator allowing to seamlessly generate a simple concrete slab providing a quick and efficient design. Its easy-to-use interface allows to quickly create a slab based on a simple geometry.

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As an integral component of the General Structural Engineering (GSE) software suite, the reinforced concrete slab design assistant Slab Engineering becomes the ultimate tool for slab design in a simple and intuitive way. Slab Engineering empowers users to streamlining slab design with simplicity and allows to effectively generate design strips for concrete slabs of diverse specifications.

Explore the extensive features and functionalities of GSE General Structural Engineering – GSE Concrete 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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Automated Slab Generator

Automated and intuitive generation of simple reinforced concrete slabs

Integrated within the comprehensive General Structural Engineering (GSE) software suite, SAFI’s Concrete Slab Generator stands as a seamless solution for swiftly creating efficient concrete slab designs. Its user-friendly interface simplifies the process of generating slabs based on basic geometries.

By inputting a few design parameters, users can effortlessly design a reinforced concrete slab through an intuitive and rapid workflow. Furthermore, the practical editing tools empower users to make adjustments to the slab as needed.

With features like reinforcement visualization and advanced analysis tools, users can confidently approach both the analysis and design aspects of concrete slabs, ensuring a robust and reliable design of concrete slabs.

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Technical Specifications

Key technical specifications, requirements, and standards. 

As an integral component of the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software, GSE Concrete allows the design and verification of concrete members subjected to a linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic or dynamic analysis.

GSE Concrete represents a cutting-edge technology grounded in the concept of physical members, enabling precise reinforcement design for continuous elements like beams and columns. It offers the flexibility to design either specific portions or the entirety of a structure with accuracy

The GSE Concrete software supports the following design codes:
•  American ACI-18
•  Canadian CSA-A23.3
•  Egyptian ECCS 203

• Design of bending, shear, torsion and combined axial forces and bending.
• Second order effects may be accounted for according to the simplified method of the design codes.
• Effects of lateral drift and internal member deformations may be considered together or independently.
• The program allows to design continuous members.
• The program calculates all required reinforcement and development lengths.
• The program can design longitudinal reinforcement, stirrups and column reinforcement for common concrete section shapes.
• Includes libraries for standard American, Canadian or Egyptian reinforcement bars.
• GSE concrete allows to calculate the resistance of the elements once the reinforcement is known, which allows to improve the design of a structure or to evaluate the resistance of an existing one.
• Reinforcement bars and stirrups, applied loads, resistance curves and interaction diagrams are displayed graphically.
• Verification of bending, shear, torsion and combined axial forces and bending.
• Calculated reinforcement can be further edited and additional resistance verification calculations can be performed on the whole or selected parts of the structure. This cyclic design method allows to closely match practical user requirements without the need of tedious hand calculations.
• Reinforcement layouts, resistance curves and interaction diagrams are displayed graphically.
• The program considers longitudinal reinforcement and bent bars for bending resistance.
• The program considers straight or inclined stirrups and bent bars for shear and torsion resistance.
• GSE concrete considers column reinforcement for combined axial and bending loads.
The soil-structure interaction is an important component in the design of a building or any structure in general. In order to improve users’ productivity, the GSE software provides an automatic slab on grade generation function.

This function makes it possible to distribute the soil stiffness to the slabs modeled by finite elements by the means of equivalent springs. This allows for the complete analysis and design of slabs, using a 3D model as well as the reinforced concrete design tools from the GSE Concrete module. With this function, users can generate and efficiently analyze slabs of complex geometries. The function in the GSE Concrete automatically calculates the nodal tributary areas to save users’ time. The foundation can be supported by either: ground springs, regular springs, fixed supports, piles or imposed displacements allowing flexible modeling for users.

The GSE Concrete supports several concrete design standards. With the automated slab generation and design tools in the GSE, the longitudinal reinforcement required to withstand bending forces is calculated according to the design parameters defined by the user. The 3D visualization of the reinforcement is available in the GSE Concrete software.
• Automated shear walls generation

The automated shear wall creation tool can be used to generate the finite element mesh according to the defined floors of the building. It is strongly recommended to define the storeys before generating the shear walls. The finite element mesh will be adjusted according to the height of the different storeys. A preview of the shear wall is shown in the generation window.
• Automated Column line generation

A column line serves as a reference guideline for determining the location of the column strips. These lines can be positioned on the supports along the slab’s two principal axes. The automated column line function facilitates the automatic detection of column lines along both axes of the slab.
The calculation of the immediate cracked deflections for slabs and beams uses the new Cracked SLS load combinations.

This command allows to define the various parameters required to perform a cracked elements analysis and calculate immediate and long-term cracked deflections.
• Punching shear over time history on columns and drop panel

Additional parameters are available to verify the punching shear around drop panels.

The drop panels can be rectangular, circular or defined with an existing mesh contour refinement area.
• GSE’s Slab Engineering reinforced concrete slab design assistant becomes the ultimate tool for slab design in a simple and intuitive way. It allows users to quickly and efficiently generate design strips for any concrete slab.

Directly connected to the automated functions within the integrated finite element framework, this application offers users a specialized environment for executing mesh generation. Slab Engineering seamlessly defines key model geometric elements, including supports, walls, and openings.

The assistant generates column strips and middle strips that are adapted to the geometries of the bidirectional span of the slab. This assistant is directly linked to the automated mesh generation functionalities, allowing us to use the geometrical elements such as supports, walls and openings for both the finite elements model and the design strips generation.

Slab Engineering supports a complete and efficient solution for slab design. Without a doubt, this new technological breakthrough will help increasing productivity and success in various design projects.
• GSE’s Slab Generator allows users to seamlessly generate simple concrete slabs providing a quick and efficient design. Its easy-to-use interface allows to quickly create a slab based on a simple geometry.

By simply adding basic design parameters, users can generate a reinforced concrete slab in a quick and intuitive process. Users can edit the generated slab with practical tools available.

• Displayed graphically on the 3D model through color representation or presented numerically in spreadsheets and reports

• Customizable, user-friendly, and exhaustive report generation in multiple formats including Word document and Excel worksheet 

• Generate executive report summary by printing the results for only the critical load combination

• Possibility to hide or dim a selection of elements of the model

• Allows for graphical or tabular editing of selected elements

• Animated graphical results, buckling and vibration modes

• The GSE Concrete software includes the Concrete Calculator™ , the Critical Concrete Sections Calculator and the Foundation Calculator

The Concrete Calculator software streamlines the analysis and design process of reinforced concrete beams, slabs and columns cross sections as well as reinforced concrete footings.

The Foundation Calculator allows users to quickly and easily design reinforced concrete footings without the need to create and analyze a complete structural model (joints, members, load combinations). Learn more

Optimize workflow efficiency and achieve better results using a hybrid solution

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.

Within the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software suite, GSE Timber 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 Timber 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 shear walls, streamlining the design process for these critical components.

GSE Timber, 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 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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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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