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Three Dimensional

Static and Dynamic


Finite Element
Analysis and Design
of Structures
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V8 Non Linear

A Comprehensive Software for the
Finite Element Modeling, Static, Dynamic
and Non-Linear Analysis and Design of
Structures
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Key Features
Powerful and
Integrated Structural
Analysis and Design
Software

Fully Interactive
Graphical Interface
for quickly creating
models

Frame, Shell, Solid
and Non-linear Link
Elements


Introduction
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Key Features
Extensive Analysis Options
including Linear-Static,
Linear-Dynamic, Nonlinear-
Dynamic

Automated design of
Concrete and Steel Members
to various International Codes

Fully formatted, customized
reporting

DXF Import and Export Link
to AutoCAD

Introduction
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Powerful Modeling Capabilities
Interactive
Modeling
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Work on Multiple View
Generate complex 3D models using
plan, elevation and developed views
Interactive
Modeling
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Parametric Structures
Use templates and parametric structures to
quickly generate typical models
Interactive
Modeling
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Powerful Editing Tools
Use quick draw to create
elements easily
Duplicate and generate
elements with move, merge,
mirror and replicate
Interactive
Modeling
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Powerful Editing Tools
Convenient dividing and meshing of elements
Interactive
Modeling
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Powerful Editing Tools
Powerful grouping, selection and
display tools
On screen assignment of
properties, loading and supports
Actual section view
Copy/ Paste to and from spread
sheets
Unlimited levels of undo and redo

Interactive
Modeling
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Convenient Viewing Options
Multiple orthographic and
perspective views
Zooming and panning
Standard viewing angles
User defined and named
views
Interactive
Modeling
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Guides and Grids
Accurate dimensioning with
guidelines and snapping
Multiple rectangular and
cylindrical coordinate systems
with flexible grid systems
Interactive
Modeling
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Feedback and Information
Right button click for instantaneous information on
selected objects and elements
Interactive
Modeling
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Powerful Frame Elements
Simple Frame Elements for
Beam, Column
Truss, Bracing, etc.

Non-Linear Link Element for
Hook, Gap, Damper
Base I solators
Friction

Plastic Hinge Element
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Frame Element Cross-sections
Automatic section property
calculation for standard shapes
Built-in steel sections for
several Standards including
AISC, CISC, BS etc.
Frame
Elements
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Linked to CSI Section Designer
Frame
Elements
CSI Section Designer:
A highly interactive and
comprehensive software for building
structural shapes and sections in
concrete, steel or composite materials
for Frame elements
Reinforced Concrete Simple Steel Composite Sections Built-up Steel
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Non-prismatic Frame Elements
Multiple non-prismatic segments over element
length to model beams of variable sections
Frame
Elements
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Rigid End Offsets
Rigid End connections to
model large joints
Automated end offset
evaluation and assignment
Frame
Elements
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End Releases
Easily model non-fixed
connections by general
End-Release
Axial
Shear
Torsion
Moment
Frame
Elements
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Load Options for Frame Elements
Gravity Load
Point Load
Uniform Load
Trapezoidal Load
Prestress
Temperature Variation

Loads applied in any
direction and axis
Frame
Elements
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Temperature Gradient
Applied to Element Section in any direction
Applied to Nodes and Groups
Frame
Elements
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Handle Prestress Cables
Load due to Prestress can be
applied to Frame Elements as
Cables in Patterns and Load Cases

Frame
Elements
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Non-Linear Link Element
For use with the dynamic time history analysis option
Link may be placed between any two joints or from
joint to ground
Viscous damper with nonlinear exponent on velocity
Gap (compression only)
Hook (tension only)

Frame
Elements
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Non-Linear Link Element
Uniaxial plasticity (all 6 degrees
of freedom)
Base isolator with biaxial
plasticity behavior
Base isolator with friction
and/or pendulum behavior
AVI file option for creating real
time displays of nonlinear
deformation behavior


Frame
Elements
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Non-Linear Link Element
Force versus deformation plots of nonlinear
systems for energy dissipation studies

Frame
Elements
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Used as Spring, Link,
Panel zone or inside
Frame Elements
Axial, flexural, shear and
torsional behavior
Axial-load/ biaxial-
moment interaction
Multilinear behavior
including softening
Tabulated and Graphical
display of hinge status
Plastic Hinge Element
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Powerful Shell Elements
General quadrilateral or triangular
element
Isotropic, Orthotropic and
Anisotropy material
Shell
Elements
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Powerful Shell Elements
Six degrees of
freedom per joint
Shell, plate or
membrane action
Thick shell option
Shell
Elements
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Powerful Shell Elements

Gravity and uniform loading
Pressure loading
Temperature and thermal
gradient loading
Shell
Elements
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Solid Elements
Three dimensional 8
node brick element
Anistropic material
Gravity, thermal,
surface pressure and
pressure gradient
loading
Solid
Elements
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Joint Restraints
General Spring Connection
Global and skewed springs
Coupled 6x6 user-defined
spring stiffness option (for
foundation modeling)
Supports &
Restraints
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Joint Constraints

Generalized joint constraint
options including rigid bodies,
diaphragms, rods and welds
Supports &
Restraints
Weld
Rod
Diaphragm
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Joint Loads and Displacements

Applied force and applied
displacements
Inclined Supports and joint
local coordinates
Supports &
Restraints
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Extensive Analysis Capabilities

Static and/or dynamic response
spectrum analysis
P-delta analysis with either
static or dynamic analysis
Blocked active column equation
solver
Automated fast profile
optimization
Non-linear Pushover Analysis

Analysis
Options
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General Dynamic Analysis

Eigenvalue analysis with
an accelerated subspace
iteration algorithm
Ritz analysis for fast
predominant mode
evaluation
Harmonic Steady-State
Analysis

Analysis
Options
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M K
) cos( ) ( ) ( ) ( t p t r t u M t Ku

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Time History Analysis

Ground acceleration and
Multiple base excitation
Sequential history cases
Time history Windows AVI
file
Results can be combined
with other loads for
enveloping or step by step
steel and concrete design

Analysis
Options
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Time History Analysis

Graphic displays of nodal
and element time history
records
Functions vs time or
function vs function
displays
Generation of response
spectrum curves for any
joint acceleration
component


Analysis
Options
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Response Spectrum Analysis
Multiple response spectrum
cases in a single run
Modal combinations by the
SRSS, the CQC or the GMC
(Gupta) method

Analysis
Options
Directional
combinations by
the ABS or the
SRSS method
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Bridge Analysis
Moving load analysis
Generation of influence lines and
forces envelopes
AASHTO vehicle loads
User-defined truck, lane and train
loads
Bridge
Analysis
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Bridge Analysis
Determination of
maximum and
minimum displacement
and reactions
Capable of handing
complex lane
geometries
Bridge
Analysis
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Bridge Analysis
Automatically calculates all
possible permutations of
traffic loads
Provides correspondence
between response
components
Results can be combined
with other loads for
enveloping or
corresponding component
for steel and concrete
design

Bridge
Analysis
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Result Viewing Capability
3D perspective
graphical displays of un-
deformed and deformed
structural geometries
Static deformed shapes
and mode shapes
Static and dynamic load
combinations and
envelopes
Viewing
Results
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Result Viewing Capability
View Loading diagrams
Bending moment and shear
force diagrams
Stress contours
Viewing
Results
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Result Viewing Capability

Animation of deformed shapes
and mode shapes
Animated stress contours
Viewing
Results
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Result Viewing Capability
Instantaneous graphical and tabulated
output details for specific joint or
element with right button click
Multiple windows displaying different
parameters

Viewing
Results
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Member Design
Fully interactive and graphical steel
and concrete frame member design
Design for static and dynamic loads
Member-grouping for design envelops
Ductile and non-ductile design
Member
Design
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Design Output
Detailed on-screen
design information with
right button click
Member
Design
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Design of Concrete Members
Support ACI, AASHTO, British,
Canada, New Zealand and
Eurocode2
Biaxial moment-axial load column
interaction diagrams

Member
Design
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Design of Steel Members
Support AISC (ASD and LRFD), AASHTO, British,
Canada, New Zealand and Eurocode3
Steel member selection and optimization

Member
Design
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SAP200-DXF-AutoCAD Cycle
SAP 2000
SAP Objects
Structure
Database
Final
DXF File
DXF File
AutoCAD etc
DXF Converter-Out
(Display geometry, select
view, Select drawing
options, Convert to DXF,
Save as Meta files)
DXF Converter-In *
(Display DXF content,
Select options, Convert to
SAP, Save in MDB)
AutoCAD etc
DXF File
(Template)
AutoCAD etc
New
Tools
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Transfer Model To AutoCAD
Complete control of the elements
and attributes to be transferred
Generate wire-frame or full solid
models
New
Tools
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Get Model From AutoCAD
New
Tools
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SAPReporter

Create fully customized
and formatted reports for
selected items including
text, tables and graphics.

Output can be
Previewed on screen
Printed on paper
Saved in RTF files
Saved in HTML format for
viewing in web browsers.

New
Tools
V8 Non Linear

A Comprehensive Software for the
Finite Element Modeling, Static, Dynamic
and Non-Linear Analysis and Design of
Structures