Steel Calculator™ Software

SAFI - ENGINEERING CALCULATORS

Introducing the SAFI Steel Calculator™, the groundbreaking tool that is sure to revolutionize your steel design process. By streamlining and automating the complex task of verifying and optimizing single and continuous beams and columns, this innovative tool allows engineers and designers alike to maximize their efficiency without sacrificing accuracy or precision.

This engineering tool allows to verify or optimize any standard sections available in the SAFI database without the need of inputting analysis models or manually verifying standard section compliance. Regardless of which key industry standard you’re working with such as the American LRFD or ASD standards, the Canadian S16 standard, the European Eurocode 3 or the Indian IS 800, this versatile tool has the know-how to deliver quality design results every time.

The SAFI Steel Calculator™ is used as a standalone application or in combination with the GSE Steel program, part of the GSE (General Structural Engineering) software.

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Check out the Steel Calculator™ software for fast design verification and optimization of steel columns and beams. It also includes a tool to verify design results of complex models.

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Overview Steel Calculator™

The SAFI Steel Calculator™ allows to quickly verify, design and optimize steel beams and columns. It is also an efficient validation tool to verify design results of specific elements of complex models.

Powerful features
Powerful tool allowing users to verify, design and optimize steel beams and columns.

Efficient validation
Efficient validation tool to verify design results of specific elements of complex models.

Easy-to-use
Intuitive and easy-to-use engineering tool featuring automatic selection of sections.

Predefined models available

Users can select an appropriate model from the numerous models available provided with the SAFI Steel Calculator™:
– Simple beams with common support conditions
– Continuous beams with up to four spans
– Cantilever beams
– Gerber beams
– Columns with offset loads with common support conditions

The input data consists of selecting a section shape and defining the basic loads, the design parameters and the geometric limits.
The results of the Steel Calculator™ are summarized for each member and displayed on the screen, detailed reports are also available.

The Steel Calculator™ can rapidly perform the computations for continuous beams and columns to carry one of the following tasks:

– Verification of the limit states design. A summary and a full analysis and verification report are available.

– Optimization according to weight to find the best section. A summary and a full analysis and verification report are available.

– All sections results, which is a table to present the behavior of the model for every section in the databases. The best section is indeed included in this table.

Standard CISC, AISC or European sections or parametric section shapes libraries created with the GSE General Structural Engineering software.
Sections can be selected by users or by the program.
Required inputs: section types, basic loads, geometric limits and design parameters.
To account for steel shape availability, the program can also perform verification on all section shapes of a given category.

Design standards

The steel standards with which the verification and optimization calculations are made must be selected.
Users must define the combined loads for verification and design computations. The combined loads are automatically generated with the Steel Calculator™.

American Standards:
Limit States Design of Steel Structures
AISC 360-16 (LRFD)
AISC 360-10 (LRFD)
AISC-LRFD-99
Allowable Stress Design
AISC 360-16 (ASD)
AISC 360-10 (ASD)
AISC-ASD-89

Canadian Standards:
CSA S16-01
CSA S16-09
CSA S16-14
The CSA S136 standard is considered when the CSA S16 is not applicable. It occurs for Class 4 sections (slender sections).

European Standards:
Eurocode 3
Indian Standards:
IS 800-2007
Load calculations

The various steel design parameters such as unbraced length, bending coefficients and second order effects coefficients can be customized to tune-up the model.

Load combinations are created automatically by the program according to various codes such as the NBCC, BOCA, UBC, ASCE 7 and Eurocode.

Load patterns for continuous beams can be carried out automatically by the program.

Load combinations and load patterns can be customized to tune-up the models.

Dead, live, wind, snow and seismic loads.

Graphical tools are provided to validate the models, the section dimensions, and loads.

Load combinations and load patterns can be customized to tune-up the models.

Graphical tools are provided to validate the models, the section dimensions, and loads.
Comprehensive reports

Verification and optimization results are available for a given model.

Results for all possible sections that may be used for the given model can also be printed.

Results summaries directly provided on the screen for each member of the model.

Detailed report and executive report (critical values) as selected by users.

Graphical or numerical visualization of results.

Customized list of input data and results can be printed.

All graphics and numerical results can be printed or copied to the clipboard for use by external programs.

Steel Calculator™ Software

OVERVIEW

Thank you for downloading the free demo video of the Steel Calculator™ software. This informative video provides insight into the features and functionalities of this engineering tool.

Should you require further information or have any questions regarding our software, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We are always available and happy to assist you in any way possible.

Thank you once again for your interest in the Steel Calculator™.