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Tower and mast structural analysis and design software

Tower Structural Engineering (TSE)

TSE Software

Tower Structural Engineering (TSE)


Tower and Mast Structural Analysis and Design Software

Advanced Solution for Tower Analysis and Design

The Tower Structural Engineering (TSE) software stands as an integrated analysis and design software for structural engineering. It serves as an indispensable tool for structural, civil, and manufacturing firms engaged in the development of tower structures within the power utility sector.

This comprehensive software encompasses advanced capabilities for structural analysis and design across a spectrum of structures, including steel latticed transmission towers, electrical substations, tubular poles, and multi-pole frames.

Utilized globally by esteemed international companies, TSE plays a pivotal role in shaping innovative tower structures. With a foundation rooted in over 38 years of Research and Development, TSE has evolved into a robust and dependable structural software solution. Its advanced structural analysis capabilities empower users to conduct specialized analyses crucial for projects within the towers and utilities industry.

The user-friendly interface, the powerful analysis engine, the extensive design checks and the advanced visualization tools make modeling of complex towers a seamless process.

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Learn about the features and functionality of the TSE Software – Advanced Tower Structural Engineering. You will discover tremendous capabilities, intuitive modeling features and comprehensive analytical tools allowing to solve engineering challenges more efficiently.

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Tower Structural Engineering (TSE)

Optimize workflow efficiency and achieve better results using an integrated solution

The Tower Structural Engineering (TSE) software provides a powerful and flexible platform for structural engineers to streamline their design workflows and optimize design time. The TSE software is specifically built to suit your tower workflow and optimize design time. With both graphical and numerical table definition of tower structures, you can design and complete projects faster than ever.

By integrating various design and analysis tools, TSE 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.
Performing structural analysis and design of steel transmission structures, including latticed transmission towers and electrical substations, in accordance with ASCE 10-15 standards, incorporating thorough checks for anchor rod design.

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Automatic calculation of design loads in accordance with international standards (ASCE, NESC, IEC) and conducting design verifications per the ASCE 48-19 standard. Additionally, the assessment of base plates and anchor bolts can be seamlessly integrated.

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Tower Structural Engineering (TSE)

Enhancing Productivity with Key Features


The TSE software has the flexibility to generate customized reports tailored to users’ precise requirements. This feature allows the creation of concise custom reports containing only essential information, thereby minimizing report size. Additionally, users can establish predefined report templates and save report layout templates for convenient reuse in other files.

Design new and existing towers

The design capabilities within the TSE software offer an outstanding solution for both creating new towers and assessing existing structures when subjected to modified loads.

Create realistic graphics
The TSE software boasts a user-friendly interface, a robust analysis engine, comprehensive design checks, and advanced visualization tools, rendering the modeling of complex towers a seamless process. With a modern graphical user interface, users can effortlessly achieve realistic visualizations of their models. Additionally, powerful edition features allow to model very complex and non-standards towers.
Tower Structural Analysis and Design


What’s new in TSE – Updates and enhancements in the latest version including Custom report and auto-generation of appurtenances.

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TSE TOWER: Analysis and design of steel transmission structures such as transmission latticed towers and electrical substations according to the ASCE 10-15 standard including anchor rods design checks.

TSE POLE: Automatic calculation of the design loads according to international standards (ASCE, NESC, IEC) and the design checks according to the ASCE 48-19 standard. Base plates and anchor bolts can also be checked.
Perform Advanced Structural Analysis
The TSE software has the flexibility to perform numerous kinds of analyses. State-of-the-art analytical methods such as nonlinear analysis associated with geometric response, buckling, frequency, and seismic and dynamic analyses.

The TSE software has comprehensive structural analysis methods such as FEA Finite Elements Analysis, Static Analysis, Linear and Nonlinear Analysis, P-Delta Analysis, Natural Frequency Analysis, Static Equivalent Seismic Analysis, Dynamic Time-History Analysis, Seismic Time-History Analysis, Modal Analysis, Spatial Objects and Spatial Loads, Buckling Analysis, Response Spectrum Analysis, Advanced Section Stress Analysis, Torsion and Warping, Built Up Sections, Catenary Cables, Nonlinear springs, Diaphragm Analysis, Horizontal Notional Loads, Loads and Load Combinations.

State-of-the-art analysis tools
FEA including plates and shell elements
Torsion including restrained warping of open sections
Linear and exact non-linear cable elements (catenary cables)
Non-linear analysis using load control and displacement control strategy for better convergence
Possibility to add non-structural components using spatial objects
Design checks of sections according to the AISC 360 and CSA S16 standards.
Possibility to add non-structural components using spatial objects to automatically calculate dead, ice, and wind loads
Automatic handling of unidirectional elements such as tension-only members

Fatigue analysis
For fatigue loads combinations, the stress range is automatically determined and compared to the fatigue limit of the material according to the telecommunication codes TIA-222-H and S37-18.

Complying with seismic requirements
Seismic response spectrum, seismic time-history, and dynamic time-history analysis Customized response spectrums and accelerograms Fully customizable analysis parameters Maximal response using CQC and SRSS methods Automated or user defined damping Graphical display of response spectrums and accelerograms User defined incidence angle of seismic loads and vertical components Customized analysis and output time steps Time-history results can be provided for selected parts of the models

Benefit from result animation
The TSE software allows users to animate results from different types of analysis such as:
Static linear analysis
Static P-Delta analysis
Buckling analysis
Natural frequencies analysis
Seismic and dynamic analysis

Users can animate various static linear and P-Delta analysis results such as:
Structure displacements
Internal forces
Support reactions

Frequency and Buckling
The frequency and buckling analysis provide multiple mode shapes describing multiple behaviors of the structure. With large models, the animation is helpful to discern and understand the mode shapes. It is easier to determine if the buckling mode is a local or global phenomenon. It also provides a very accurate interpretation of the participating mass of each mode in a seismic spectral analysis.

The animation function displays every saved time-step to provide an accurate representation of the displacements, velocities, accelerations and internal forces acting on the structure.

This will provide users a better understanding of the structure behavior during the dynamic event, such as finding the critical time of the dynamic loading.

Animating the envelopes helps minimizing the amount of information on the screen. Users can focus on the most critical regions of the model.

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Intuitive modeling features

Users can model structures using an intuitive graphical user interface powered by DirectX 11 and OpenGL 2.0 for increased speed and capabilities and generate executive and customizable formatted reports in Microsoft Word and Excel worksheets.

Manipulate models graphically with extreme flexibility.
The unmatched graphical user interface of the TSE software allows to create, analyze and design large and complex models quickly and easily. Models can be shown as lines, wire frames, or can be rendered as 3D solids. Functionalities of the TSE program allow to generate automatically detail elements in an automatically generated mesh perimeter. An object transparency option is available for various components such as current selection, solid members, plates, surfaces, spatial objects, panels.

Versatile modelling tools to create any type of structures
The TSE software includes powerful and productive features to generate any type of models: Local coordinate systems
Linear or circular lines of constructions for model creations
Automated commands for model creation such as move, rotate, extrude, copy, attach, subdivide and others
Models can be edited either graphically or by means of spreadsheets
Elements can be created in batch or one by one
Elements of the models can be selected either graphically or according to a set of criterions
Persistent groups of selected objects can be created and edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets
Powerful edition and automatic generation tools
Similar connected members can be merged together
Elements of the structure can be renumbered according to several criterions
Element attributes can be set graphically or by means of spreadsheets (sections, analysis parameters, rotation angles, etc.)
Surfaces can be used for load transfer and self-weight calculation.

Unit systems
Metric, imperial, and mixed unit systems are allowed and can be modified at any time. Reports are printed according to any unit system.
Display features

The program manages to scale the size of the various pictures including toolbar buttons in order to make the user interface easy to use on every monitor, even on very high-resolution monitors.
3D solid display of all section shapes.
Ultra-fast 3D visualization in wire frame or solid modes.
Customized display of all graphical objects.
Partial model visualization.
Results can be displayed on screen for the whole or a part of the structure.
Results can be displayed for each element separately by means of graphics and numerical results spreadsheets.
Results can be displayed for a set of elements by means of numerical results spreadsheets.
Graphical display of seismic and dynamic analysis results.
Model size limited only to the physical capacity of the computer.
Objects transparency for various components such as current selection, solid members, plates, surfaces, spatial objects, panels.
The level of transparency may be customized for each type of object from the Display Options command.
Functionalities of the TSE program allow to generate automatically detail elements in an automatically generated mesh perimeter.
These functionalities are specifically related to the refinement area, the opening, the linear constraint and the punctual constraint.
All detail elements added to the TSE model will be automatically connected to the finite element mesh.
The mesh perimeter will also connect any elements already in the model to the mesh perimeter automatically if they are in the plane of the mesh contour.
Customizable executive reports

The TSE software provides an exhaustive set of result features that include graphical views, diagrams, numerical tables, and text reports.

Reports can be generated in:
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Unformatted text (.txt)

Generate the report for the whole model or a selection of elements.
Printing limit states results for the critical results only for each member or for physical member for the critical combination.
File import and data exchange

Bi-directional import and export with Excel
All inputs and results table can be copied and pasted in Excel.
All inputs tables can be imported from Excel.

The integration of the IFC in the TSE program enables importation of models from a large number of architectural and structural software. IFC-Architecture interface for importing models from Revit or other IFC compliant programs. IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is an open and neutral data format allowing the definition of related classes to all construction objects. It is dedicated to the building sector and aims to software interoperability (all editors, all applications). IFC is the most widely used protocol for information exchange and sharing between different platforms of BIM (Building Information Modeling).

AutoCAD interface to import and export models by way of a DXF file.
The solid view of the structure may also be exported when exporting to AutoCAD.
The SDNF (Steel Detailing Neutral File) interface exports beams, columns and braces to SDNF compatible detailing software.
The KISS (Keep It Simple Steel) interface exports beams, columns and braces to KISS compatible estimation software.
If required, members subdivision and account for physical elements will be carried out automatically.

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