Bentley Staad Pro v8i

(Last Updated On: December 14, 2017)
STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries 4 introduces the latest enhancements in the analysis and design engine. This latest version provides enhanced integration opportunities with the other structural applications using the ISM integration module of StrucLink. Additionally models can be exported to the specialist offshore application SACS using a new OpenSTAAD macro. A range of the most commonly used foundations designed using STAAD.Foundation are now supported with the STAAD.Pro license. Wind loading can be generated to ASCE 07-10. Seismic analysis can make use of a new ‘mass’ reference load case to reduce duplication of mass definitions. Loading options have been enhanced with the addition of a load combination generator to Eurocode 0 again using OpenSTAAD and automatic calculation of self-weight loading can be specified for a named group of Surface entities. Major enhancements to the design modules include, a new ASME NF 3000:2001 design code with options to set service levels in all the ASME NF codes. Additionally Eurocode 3 steel design updated with options to design to the specific requirements of the Belgian and Singaporean National Annexes as well as the design of slender circular hollow sections, user defined sections and support of shear buckling for a range of sections. Indian IS 800:2007 enhanced with the working stress design method. The API 2A design module has been updated to support the latest errata and supplements. The Concrete Design Mode now includes an option for slabs to be checked for reinforcement requirements to the Eurocode 2 EN1992-1-1:2004.
STAAD.Pro is a general purpose structural analysis and design program with applications primarily in the building industry - commercial buildings, bridges and highway structures, industrial structures, chemical plant structures, dams, retaining walls, turbine foundations, culverts and other embedded structures, etc. The program hence consists of the following facilities to enable this task.Graphical model generation utilities as well as text editor based commands for creating the mathematical model. Beam and column members are represented using lines. Walls, slabs and panel type entities are represented using triangular and quadrilateral finite elements. Solid blocks are represented using brick elements. These utilities allow you to create the geometry, assign properties, orient cross sections as desired, assign materials like steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, specify supports, apply loads explicitly as well as have the program generate loads, design parameters etc.

Analysis engines for performing linear elastic and pdelta analysis, finite element analysis, frequency extraction, and dynamic response (spectrum, time history, steady state, etc.).

Design engines for code checking and optimization of steel, aluminum and timber members. Reinforcement calculations for concrete beams, columns, slabs and shear walls. Design of shear and moment connections for steel members.

Result viewing, result verification and report generation tools for examining displacement diagrams, bending moment and shear force diagrams, beam, plate and solid stress contours, etc.

Peripheral tools for activities like import and export of data from and to other widely accepted formats, links with other popular softwares for niche areas like reinforced and prestressed concrete slab design, footing design, steel connection design, etc.

A library of exposed functions called OpenSTAAD which allows you to access STAAD.Pro’s internal functions and routines as well as its graphical commands to tap into STAAD’s database and link input and output data to third-party software written using languages like C, C++, VB, VBA, FORTRAN, Java, Delphi, etc. Thus, OpenSTAAD can be used to link in-house or third-party applications with STAAD.Pro.

Includes Staad Foundation


Bentley Staad Pro v8i

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