SCADA Pro Analysis

Introduction, modeling and structural analysis.

Brief Description

SCADA Pro Analysis is a complete and comprehensive application for static and dynamic analysis of structures, for reinforced concrete, steel, timber and masonry, according to Eurocodes and most European National Annexes.

Interface

  • New and easy to use ribbon based interface, with navigation tree.
  • Bidirectional mode for selection and modification of structural elements, in tree form or graphically, from the displayed model showing all properties.
  • Display, at the right section of the window, of the properties of each entity for easy reference and editing.
  • Capability of adjustment of the entity’s colors (e.g. columns, beams) as well as the interface according to the user needs.

Modeling

  • Automatic identification process of cross-sections and creation of the structural physical and mathematical model from a DXF or a DWG file.
  • Unlimited number of nodes, linear and surface finite elements.
  • Rich library of standard steel and mixed structures, with 3D- trusses, frames, 3d surfaces and masonry walls.
  • Complete library of standard profiles of steel, timber, concrete, and arbitrary section profiles.
  • Rich library of masonry units and mortars including the ability for the user to enter custom wall specifications.
  • Unlimited capabilities of simulation for inclined beams, columns with arbitrary section, slabs with openings, shells, silos, mezzanines, swimming pools etc.
  • Input of mixed structures made of concrete, steel, wood.
  • Mixed and different level foundations with footings, beams on elastic foundation, connection beams, aft foundation, with full interaction superstructure – foundation.
  • Mesh generation of surface finite elements automatically, with a single click, with automatic kerning at points of stress concentration. Direct identification and matching of nodes of linear and surface elements.
  • All the types of linear and surface finite elements are included in order to model any complex structure.
  • Linear Finite Elements: Truss, 3d-beam, 3d-beam on elastic foundation.
  • Surface Finite Elements: Plane Stress, Plane Strain, Axisymmetric, Shell, and Solid Elements.

3D FEM

A new mesh generator of surface finite elements is provided. Surfaces of any shape may be modelled. Easy meshing no matter what the pattern of holes or stress concentration points are.

  • Automatic mesh generation. The nodes of neighboring linear and surface elements are automatically coincide.
  • Point insertion for the meshing adaptation around it. Capability for hole insertion in an already produced mesh.
  • Contours concerning the stress resultants, the strains or the computed reinforcement percentage As may be drawn.
  • Any kind of material may be attributed to a mesh.

Loads

  • Unlimited number of loadings: snow, wind, temperature change, impact, fire, etc.
  • All load types are supported, e.g. uniformly distributed forces, concentrated forces, nodal forces, torsional moments, settlement, thermal actions etc.
  • Automatic calculation of masonry loads.
  • Automatic generation of all combinations of loads, seismic and / or non-seismic based to EC0.
  • Automatic import and calculation of wind and snow loads according to EC1.
  • Three-dimensional representation, of the load of the structure, on the respective members, for direct supervision and control.
  • Display messages for potential errors, in model geometry of structure and the loads of beams and columns.

Input of slabs and slab loads

  • Automatic recognition of slabs and their respective support conditions.
  • Modeling of slabs of any shape.
  • Automatic calculation of thickness based on control of slenderness.
  • Input of slabs in total or selectively.
  • Input of ribbed slabs (Zoellner, sandwich).
  • Display of yield lines and automatic attribution of slab loads to respective bearing beams.

Analysis Types

All the types of analysis are included:

  • Linear simplified spectral method (Equivalent spectral method).
  • Linear dynamic spectral method.
  • Linear and Nonlinear dynamic time-history method of the response of the structure based on accelerometer graphs, with direct integration of the equations of motion.

Multithreading CPU – GPU accelerated analysis

  • Accelerate the analysis of very large models using either a multicore processor of a pc (CPU) or a graphics processor (GPU) taking advantage of the analysis solver parallelism.
  • 64-bit technology for ultimate accuracy and speed.

Analysis - Seismic design – Checks (EC8)

  • Spectra design and checks based on EC8 and national annexes. Ability to import spectrum from the user.
  • Categorization of the structure model based on regulations provided in EC8.
  • Carry out all the checks provided by EC8 (regularity in plan and Elevation, construction type, etc.) and the national annexes.
  • Automatic creation and calculation of load combinations for both limit states (ULS and SLS).

Results - Post Processing

  • Three-dimensional view of the structure as a mathematical and a physical model.
  • View of loads, internal forces diagrams and deformations to members of the structure, of any load, combination or envelope.
  • Two-dimensional and Three-dimensional view of loads, diagrams and deformations.
  • Displaying the results of internal forces, deformations and reinforcement of surface finite element in form of contour curves.
  • Deformation state of structural model with movement in space for any load condition, combination or eigenvalue.

Report of the project

  • User friendly interface for the creation and editing of the report. Selection of the chapters to be included in the report.
  • Automatic creation of the report, based on relevant regulations.
  • Many capabilities in editing the report: header and footer tools, chapter positioning, table of contents etc.
  • Use of a stand-alone user interface for the preview of the report. Export in one of the following file formats: RTF, PDF, HTML, PPRT, XLSX.