CSI ETABS 2016 v16.2

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Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI), leader in software tools for structural and earthquake engineering, has released ETABS 2016 version 16.2.0. New enhancements have been implemented for ETABS 2016, which include added codes for creep, shrinkage and stiffness aging along with effect of rebar now included in creep and shrinkage and modal dampening options.

The innovative and revolutionary new ETABS is the ultimate integrated software package for the structural analysis and design of buildings. Incorporating 40 years of continuous research and development, this latest ETABS offers unmatched 3D object based modeling and visualization tools, blazingly fast linear and nonlinear analytical power, sophisticated and comprehensive design capabilities for a wide-range of materials, and insightful graphic displays, reports, and schematic drawings that allow users to quickly and easily decipher and understand analysis and design results.

From the start of design conception through the production of schematic drawings, ETABS integrates every aspect of the engineering design process. Creation of models has never been easier - intuitive drawing commands allow for the rapid generation of floor and elevation framing. CAD drawings can be converted directly into ETABS models or used as templates onto which ETABS objects may be overlaid. The state-of-the-art SAPFire 64bit solver allows extremely large and complex models to be rapidly analyzed, and supports nonlinear modeling techniques such as construction sequencing and time effects (e.g., creep and shrinkage).

Design of steel and concrete frames (with automated optimization), composite beams, composite columns, steel joists, and concrete and masonry shear walls is included, as is the capacity check for steel connections and base plates. Models may be realistically rendered, and all results can be shown directly on the structure. Comprehensive and customizable reports are available for all analysis and design output, and schematic construction drawings of framing plans, schedules, details, and cross-sections may be generated for concrete and steel structures.

ETABS provides an unequaled suite of tools for structural engineers designing buildings, whether they are working on one-story industrial structures or the tallest commercial high-rises. Immensely capable, yet easy-to-use, has been the hallmark of ETABS since its introduction decades ago, and this latest release continues that tradition by providing engineers with the technologically-advanced, yet intuitive, software they require to be their most productive.

ETABS 16.2.0 Enhancements:

Modeling
Added codes for creep, shrinkage, and stiffness aging: Eurocode 2-2004, Australian Standard 3600-2009, New Zealand Standard 3101-2006 and GL 2000 models.
Analysis
- Creep & Shrinkage
Creep and shrinkage behavior now includes the effect of rebar to reduce axial shortening of columns and walls.
- Modal Damping
Modal damping option for linear and nonlinear direct-integration time-history analysis, providing more realistic and conservative results.
Results Display & Output
Slab cracked-width display based on Eurocode 2-2004.

 

CSI ETABS 2016 v16.2

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