s-frame structural analysis software S-FRAME SOFTWARE

S-FRAME Structural Analysis and Design

structural anaysis and design

Structural Analysis with Integrated Concrete and Steel Design

Analyze and design simple or complex steel and concrete structures to numerous international design codes.


Trusted by thousands of structural engineers worldwide for over 30 years, S-FRAME is the design and analysis software of choice for moment frames, braced frames, trusses, bridges, office and residential buildings, skyscrapers, industrial buildings, plate/shell and fabric structures, cable structures and more.

S-FRAME features numerous advanced analyses, a variety of hysteretic material models, flexible load combination methods and staged construction, all using fast and accurate sparse solver technology.

Design and Productivity tools include fully integrated concrete and steel design modules, BIM/DXF integration, and a comprehensive results validation and visualization tool.

S-FRAME's intuitive user interface allows users to easily experiment with multiple design alternatives within a single model to yield robust designs with comprehensive reports.

 
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New for Release 11.2.6

News Page detailing upcoming events and release notes, and automatically checks for new versions
New R11.2.6 Analysis Features
Two new hysteresis models, Modified Flag model and Shape Memory Alloy model.
New 2 node element with user specified Tension and Compression limits and with user specified Hook and/or Gap limits.
Period limit can be changed when generating Spectral Acceleration Curves.
Convert Load to Mass Flag exception improvement
The local coordinate system of Wall Integration Line is determined by model tolerance.
Embedded member contributions in wall-integration lines are considered.
Modeller: Users can now split intersecting panels.
Modeller: Users can now apply area loads to meshable panels prior to meshing, which will then be applied as pressure loads to the shells after meshing.
Additional improvements in nonlinear analysis
Error fixes to Analysis engine, modeler, ICD and S-STEEL
New Integrated Concrete Design (ICD) Features 11.2.6
Support for Design of Beams to Eurocode 2 - EN 1992-1-1:2004, Design of Concrete Structures - see S-CONCRETE for details
Effective lengths are now included in ICD's code detail reports.
In addition to the load description and station location, member numbers for Design Groups are now included in the common field of the ICD's visual editors Loads dialog box.
New S-STEEL Features 11.2.6
When importing Custom Sections, the.TBL file can be placed in the Steel Database and in any other file folders.
Three options for displaying the number of major release, minor release and revision in the reports of S-STEEL are supported

New for Release 11.1.14

News Page detailing upcoming events and release notes, and automatically checks for new versions
New R11.1.14 Analysis Features
Seismic Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure optionally considers P-Delta contributions for both Canadian and American codes
Static load cases combined with dynamic load cases can be treated in one of two ways – solved and combined dynamically (pure dynamic analysis), or solved statically and combined arithmetically
Pivot Hysteresis Model is now supported in addition to the previous four hysteresis models
Nonlinear Time History Analysis includes new options for advanced dynamic analysis providing better control of stiffness, damping and mass matrices formulation
It is now possible to remove the stress stiffness contributions for shells when performing nonlinear analyses
Improved Solver handling of rigid-body motion caused by insufficient restraints
Improved Solver Diagnostic Messages
New Integrated Concrete Design (ICD) Features
Improvements to Design Group management
Support for members with rigid offsets and cardinal points, link beam members, and custom rebar
Two options for assigning span deflection limits – either on a member basis or on a load case basis
New Integrated Steel Design (S-STEEL) Features
EC3 2005 Singapore Annex
Improvements to Design Group management
Two options for assigning span deflection limits – either on a member basis or on a load case basis
New R11.1 Modeling Capabilities
Rigid offsets can be automatically generated for beams and braces at steel and/or concrete column locations (including tapered columns)
File integrity now has provisions for generating folders that assist in identifying overlapping panels and overlapping shells
3D meshing automatically detects the intersection of non-coplanar panels and ensures compatible connection along the line of intersection
Option to split intersecting panels along lines of intersection
Increased the model size limit for panels of type Hole
New MDB file formats are now available using Command Line Arguments
New and Improved R11.1.14 Tools for Viewing Results
Response History graphs for Variable Time Step Integration
Story drift results can now be filtered by folder
Wall Forces in the Envelope Components dialog are now available for all force components
Improved R11.1.14 Revit Link
Revit 2015 Support

New for Release 11.1

New Integrated Concrete Design (ICD) Features

S-FRAME Release 11.1 can now be used to perform reinforced concrete section design for beams, columns and shear walls through the new Integrated Concrete Design (ICD) option. ICD enables users to build, analyze and edit concrete design models, run code checks, perform design group optimizations and automatically generate detailed design reports.

S-FRAME Release 11.1 users will realize considerable productivity gains by being able to employ the same work flow for the modeling, analysis, and design optimization of steel structures, concrete structures, or a combination thereof.

S-FRAME Release 11.1 is backward compatible with files from S-FRAME R11

Define and edit reinforced S-CONCRETE Sections all within S-FRAME Analysis
Design and Code Check the entire structure for strength and serviceability similar to integrated S-STEEL
Produce Design Reports with customized levels of detail for member subsets or an entire structure. Reports include quantities, code details, key results, force and deflection diagrams, governing members and load combinations, and detailed concrete sections showing rebar type, size, number and placement
Design concrete beams, columns, walls and floor slabs, including composite columns, columns with openings, arbitrary wall configurations, and floor slab openings
ACI 318-11 support for walls, beams, and columns
Seismic design supports Canadian code ductility factor up to Rd = 3.5 for beams, columns and walls and supports American seismic design category A-F for walls
Staged Construction analysis and design of concrete structures
 
New R11.1 Analyses Features
Nonlinear time history supports standard forcing functions: Harmonic, Polynomial and Linear
Combine dynamic loads with static loads in load combinations using variable time step integration
Solve static loads dynamically, treating them as constant loads in a dynamic analysis
Viscous dampers (dashpots) are supported in both linear and nonlinear dynamic analysis
 
New R11.1 Modeling Capabilities
One node translational and rotational viscous dampers (dashpots)
Two node axial and torsional viscous dampers (dashpots)
Build and edit concrete design models
 
New and Improved R11.1 Tools for viewing results within the S-FRAME GUI
Reaction Tool now supports additional options for viewing soil pressure and soil pressure contours
Solver Diagnostic Messages and the corresponding documentation have been revamped to make it easier for users to understand
Graphical results window includes a new pop up menu item for viewing hysteretic behavior
 
Enhanced S-VIEW Features
S-VIEW, included with all S-FRAME Versions, is a model validation and sharing tool
Export images and videos to create high quality presentations. Facilitate collaboration with all input and results in one file
Animate finite or physical model deflections, contours, dynamic and seismic response, vibration and buckling mode shapes
Animate and graph variable time step integration
 

New for Release 11

New Modeling Capabilities
Model size limits increased to a maximum of ~200,000 for each type of object (Joint, Member, Shell) depending on analysis type
No practical limit on Joint, Member and Shell numbers (ids)
New Elastic/Plastic link beam (aka Link Element)
   Nonlinear material properties in all six degree of freedoms at one or both member ends
      • Multi-Linear Elastic
      • Multi-Linear Plastic supporting the hysteretic models: Kinematic Bilinear, Isotropic Bilinear, Symmetric Bilinear, Takeda Bilinear
Base Isolators
  Nonlinear support properties in all six degree of freedoms
      • Multi-Linear Elastic
      • Multi-Linear Plastic supporting the hysteretic models: Kinematic Bilinear, Isotropic Bilinear, Symmetric Bilinear, Takeda Bilinear
Partial Releases
Cyclic/harmonic loading tool (for mechanical machinery type of loading)
Mat Foundation Panels now generate a mixed mesh of triangle and quadrilateral elements
Ability to define an 'xy' offset from grid points when adding members/panels in plan view
Improved performance with model merging
 
New and Enhanced Analyses Features
Co-rotational beam theory for nonlinear analysis
Quasi-static analysis
Performance based design through a new Pushover Analysis capability
Nonlinear Buckling Analysis
Incremental Results for Nonlinear Analysis
Two new convergence criteria for nonlinear analyses: Force convergence criteria and Energy convergence criteria
Linear time history analysis Improvements
• Load combination Implementation revised to algebraically combine the results from multiple load cases
• Base motion/multiple base motion load cases can be combined with nodal excitation load cases
Support for time history analysis due to Initial Conditions only (no forces present)
Improved warping status checking of triangular and quad shells
P-Delta analysis has removed the in-plane stiffness of plates and the out-of-plane stiffness of membranes
Improved Subspace Iteration method is now the default eigenvalue solver
Notional loads in Staged Construction are revised to ensure all active loads are considered
Improved performance for ESFP when there are floor IDs
P-Delta analysis reports the amplification factors of all member forces
Convert Load to Mass option can now be used in Nonlinear Time History Analysis
Modal Combination of ESFP in RSA now consistent with that in Linear Static
 
New and Improved Tools for viewing results within the S-FRAME GUI
Reaction Tool now supports additional options for viewing soil pressure and soil pressure contours
Solver Diagnostic Messages and the corresponding documentation have been revamped to make it easier for users to understand
Graphical results window includes a new pop up menu item for viewing hysteretic behavior
 
New and Improved complimentary Products
S-VIEW – a powerful way to view and animate your model and results
Revit Link – completely redesigned BIM link supports Revit 2014, 2013 and 2012 with advance meshing capabilities
Tekla Link – supports Tekla 17, 18 and 19
DXF Import Utility – Visualize and pre-assign properties to DXF Layers
 
Additional New Features
Latest CISC and AISC Databases
EC2 (UK Annex) and Hong Kong 04 concrete design code for flexural steel area requirements
Flexible, new licensing system which offers a number of advantages over other systems
Numerous other enhancements and error fixes
 

 

s-frame analysis featires

S-FRAME
Datasheet

Aerial view

Aerial Window
(different views)

Organizaer

Model Organizer

Slab Wall

Slab and Wall Panels
(automated mixed mesh)
(strip integration lines

Area Loads

Area Load Distribution
(one or two way span)

coordinate system

User Coordinate System
Cartesian, Cylindrical, &
Spherical

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