|The following features have been added for Engineer's Studio® Ver.6.
|Addition of a triangular 3 node plate element|
|Because triangular 3 node element could not be used until now, quadrilateral
4 node element and triangular 3 node element could not be mixtured when
auto-mesh dividing complex shaped area. It is now possible due to the addition
of triangular 3 node element (refer to Triangular Linear in Fig. 1). Triangular
linear element is based on literature  and .
|Improvement of a quadrilateral 4 node plate element|
|Addition of a triangle primary element enables a mixture of 3 and 4 node
elements during the automatic mesh of complex shaped field. Kind of flat
plate elements including new triangular 3 nodes element are below (Fig.
1, Fig. 2).
・Triangular 3 node element and a primary form function
・Triangular 6 node element and a secondary form function
・Quadrilateral 4 node element and a primary form function
・Quadrilateral 8 node element and a secondary form function
|Expansion of tension softening coefficient C of the non-linear RC plate element|
|The input for the reinforcing in plate sections was improved. It was not
possible to define Cx and Cy (tension softening parameter) independently
for each axis for unreinforced concrete. Also it is now possible to use
an automatic method for calculating C. Improvements to the layout and input
forms have also been made. It is now clearer which parameters are required
in different configurations. (Fig. 4)
|A function to convert high order elements to their corresponding low order elements|
|A feature to permit the setting of group membership for a set of selected elements and/or nodes|
|A command to select multiple nodes and elements, and edit its group has
been added (Fig. 6).
|Input waveform display on the result of the dynamic analysis|
|A button to call up input seismic wave form when checking time history
result of dynamic analysis has been added. When pressing the button, a
window of input wave will be displayed. Clic in the wave form graph to
move on to the next step, and deformation diagram and sectional force diagram
of models are synchronized to ones in the step then (Fig. 7).
|Addition of sample files and help information for push over analyses|
|Sample files were added for push over analysis (Fig. 8, Fig. 9, Fig. 10).
Refer to Engineer's Studio® Help | Technical note | Pushover. The samples are considered by comparing several ways for creation of load displacement curve. The following 3 sample data are available.
|(Up&Coming 2016 Fall Issue)|