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Engineer's Studio(R) Ver.1.06.03 English version
3D plate dynamic non-linear analysis

Price US$3,465 Release: To be determined Dynamic non-linear analysis

FORUM8 developed all the functions from pre-processing and calculation engine to post-processing of the new product Engineer's Studio(R)Ver.1.06.03 English Version which is a 3D FEM analysis program. This program analyzes non-linear behavior of structure by modeling with beam elements considering a part of civil engineering and building structure as one bar or continuous plate elements.

The main features of analysis engine: It has the plate element based on the theory of Reissner- Mindlin in addition to 3D fiber element of UC-win/FRAME(3D) which is high-evaluated. It also allows for the static analysis and dynamic analysis considering those member non-linear and geometric non-linear (large displacement) at the same time.

Plate element can be a laminate structure which has several layers in a thickness direction, the different member kinds and linear or non-linear can be configured individually to each layer. Settlement non-linear constitutive law (dispersed crack model) high-evaluated in the world and developed in concrete lab in Tokyo university is applied to concrete constitutive law which is applied to the plate element. Plate element of this program has derived from the Reinforced Concrete element of UC-win/WCOMD and has been improved in that its thickness can be increased by the addition of multiple layers. Furthermore, it can analyze not only non-linear behavior of in-plane deformation but also that of out-of-plane.
 Different between Japanese version and English version
 Overview of Engineer's Studio(R)Ver.1.06.03 English version is as following.

Function A portion applied to English
Input/Result Screen In whole screen
Report output In whole screens
Analysis function In whole functions
Help In part (FEM analysis)

Engineer's Studio(R)Ver.1.06.03 Japanese version includes FEM analysis function and section check function. In the English help file, sections concerning FEM analysis function are explained in English, however, sections concerning section check function is explained only in Japanese.

Figure 1 Input screen Figure 2 Result Screen
Figure 3 Help in English Version Figure 4 Report Output
 Analysis function
The main analysis functions are as following.
Item Content
  • Static analysis
  • Dynamic analysis
  • Eigenvalue analysis
  • Influence line analysis (a bar)
Non-linear Analysis
  • Material non-linear
  • Geometric non-linear (large displacement theory)
  • Multiple non-linear (Considering material non-linear and geometric non-linear at the same time)
Application Theory
  • Small displacement theory
  • Large displacement theory
  • Beam theory of elastic foundation
  • Beam theory of Bernoulli-Euler
  • Timoshenko beam theory (Considering shear deformation)
  • Reissner-Mindlin theory
  • Elastic beam element
  • Rigid body element
  • Spring element
  • M-φ element
  • Fiber element
  • Plate element (laminated plate)
Boundary Condition
  • Constrained condition of six-degree-of-freedom to nodes (free, fixed, spring)
  • Distributed spring to elastic beam element (in a direction of member axis, in right 2 directions of member axis)
  • Coupled spring (defined to nodes)
Type of material
  • Concrete
  • Reinforcement
  • PC steel (line, steel bar)
  • Steel plate
  • Carbon fiber sheet
  • Aramid fiber sheet
  • Elastic material (Input Young's modulus arbitrarily)
  • Non-structural member (Material considering only unit weight)
Definable load To the frame element:
  • Node load
  • Member load (concentrated, distributed, length of projection)
  • Temperature loads
  • Enforced displacement
To the plate element:
  • Plate volume force (equivalent of self-weight)
  • Plate load (distributed load)
Load generated automatically
  • Dead-load
  • Prestress load
  • Horizontal seismic coefficient load
Static Load
  • Monotone increasing
  • Repeated(constant, increasing)
  • Inversion repetition (constant, increasing)
Dynamic Analysis
  • Direct integration method by Newmark-βmethod (β=1/4)
  • Rigidity proportional type by element (Initial rigidity, instantaneous rigidity)
  • Rayleigh type (Initial rigidity, instantaneous rigidity)
  • Rayleigh type by element (Initial rigidity、instantaneous rigidity)
Mass Matrix
  • Consistent mass matrix
  • Lumped mass matrix
Characteristic of non-linear
  • M-φ characteristic
  • Spring characteristic
  • Stress strain curve line for fiber element
Fiber Element
  • Fiber element (Spring model at the ends of material)
  • Fiber element (shape function primary)
  • Fiber element (shape function secondary)
Design Support
  • Damage display of fiber element
  • Damage display of M-φelement
  • Damage display of spring element
  • Stress calculation (Mainly SRB)
  • Strength calculation (Mainly SRB)
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