Three Dimensional Plate Dynamic Nonlinear Analysis

Engineer's Studio® Ver.10

Initial Release: 2009.02.27 / Latest Ver.: 2021.03.31

Ultimate
USD21,000
Ultimate(not including the Maekawa model)
USD14,000
Ultimate(not including the cable element)
USD16,000
Advanced
USD10,000
Lite
USD5,200
Base
USD3,500

Price of Plug-in Option

Program Overview

Engineer's Studio® is a 3D Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis program.
This tool can be used to analyze nonlinear behavior of structures by the modeling the parts of civil engineering / building structures with beam elements or planar elements.
There are two types of material non-linear characteristics of beam elements: M-φ element for uniaxial bending and fiber element for both of uniaxial and biaxial bending. The M-φ element can decide non-linear used in the Road Bridge Specifications automatically, and the non-linear characteristics of fiber element are updated according to changes of axial force.
In addition, it also has a plate element based on the Reissner-Mindlin theory, cable element assuming catenary, and speedy damping element.
In addition, the static/dynamic analysis considering geometric nonlinearity corresponding to large displacement is possible as well as the eigen value analysis necessary for the dynamic analysis. Viscous damping such as Rayleigh damping and element-based rigidity proportional damping can also be considered.
As a design support function, Engineer's Studio® can be used for verifications based on some specifications of road bridges and concrete.
This program is available in 32 bit version and 64 bit version. We recommend the 64 bit version for the analysis of large model with many nodes, elements, and analysis steps, as you can use a large amount of memory.

▲Main screen

▲Input of section calculation

▲3D contour figure and 2D cutting section figure

▲Engineer's Studio® Data diagram

Ultimate Advanced Lite Base
Engineer's Studio Base
Eigen Analysis option - -
Dynamic Analysis Option - -
MPhi Element Option - -
Nonlinear Spring Option - -
Fibre Element Option - -
Geometrical Nonlinear Option - -
Plate Element Option -
Maekawa Concrete Model Option - - -
Beam Model Live Load Option -
Japan Civil Codes Section Design (Old standard) -
Strain Check for Steel Member Option - -
Bridge Residual Displacement Option - -
Cable Element Option - - -
Partial Factors Method Option - - -
Varying Axial Force Option - - - -
Engineer's Studio Section Included Included - -

▲Product configuration

Related Information

◆ New Product Information
Engineer's Studio® Ver.10 (Up&Coming '21 Spring issue)
Engineer's Studio® Ver.9.1 (Up&Coming '20 Summer issue)
Engineer's Studio® Ver.9 (Up&Coming '19 Spring issue)
◆ Series
Support Topics / Engineer's Studio®
◆ Operation movie
5 minutes operation guidance from input to export
Arbitrary report setting
◆Seminar
Engineer's Studio®

Ver.10.0.0 Revised Contents <Released on March 31st, 2021>NEW

  1. M-φ element considering varying axial force
  2. M-θ model (spring element) considering varying axial force
  3. * Varying Axial Force Option is required.

Program Features

Analysis Features

Main feature in analysis is that implement the 3D filer elements, which have ever received a good reputation and many actual results in UC-win/FRAME(3D) and the plate elements based on the Reissner-Mindlin theory and also static / dynamic analysis are available, considering material nonlinearity and geometric nonlinearity(Large Displacement) simultaneously.

▲Image of Fiber elements (the mathematical model on the right)

Plate elements can have laminated structures, consists of layers which direct to the thickness way and define each setting for different type of materials between each layers or linear/non/linearity. Reinforcement concrete non linear constitutive equation is adopted as concrete constitutive equation applied to the plate elements, which was developed by the concrete laboratory in Tokyo University. It can be said that this product's plate element has expanded RC element in UC-win / WCOMD to thickness way to multi-layer and has made it possible to analyze non-linear behavior not only of in-plane deformation but also of out-of-plane.
The isoparametric elements that are often used in the FEM have been adopted as flat plate elements.

▲ Image of laminated plate elements (the mathematical model on the right)

Addition of a triangle primary element enables a mixture of 3 and 4 node elements during the automatic mesh of complex shaped field (refer to the Triangular Liner in the figure below). High mesh elements (quadrilateral 8 node element and triangular 6 node element) can be converted into low-elements (quadrilateral 4 node element and triangular 3 node element) after being selected.

・Triangular 3 nodes 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

▲Kind of flat plate elements

▲Three types of creation commands for plate elements

▲Auto-mesh divide with the mixture of square
and triangular primary element



▲The button to convert high-elements into low-elements

The support of the 64bit version has realized the input and analysis of large models consuming a lot of memory.
You can output a report consisting of many pages (e.g. 30,000 pages).

▲Image of a large model

Main analysis functions

Category Contents
Analysis static analysis / dynamic analysis / eigenvalue analysis / analysis on the influence line of single bar
Nonlinear Analysis material nonlinearity / geometric nonlinearity(large displacement) / composite nonlinearity
considering both material nonlinearity and geometric nonlinearity at the same time
Applied Theories infinitesimal displacement / large displacement / elastic foundation beam theory /
Euler-Bernoulli beam theory / Timoshenko beam theory(considering shear deformation) /
Reissner-Mindlin theory
Elements elastic beam element / rigid body element / spring element / M-φ element / fiber element /
plate element(laminated plate) / cable element / damping element (Speedy damper)
Boundary Conditions locking condition: six degree of freedom for the nodal point(free or fixed or spring) /
distributed spring for elastoplastic beam element (two way of axial member
direction and axial member) / Coupling spring (Defined at node)
Material Types concrete / reinforcement bar / PC steel (steel strand wire, steel pipe) /
steel plate / carbon fiber sheet / aramid fiber / elastic material(by input any young module) /
non structural material(considering only weight per unit volume)
Definable Load To frame element
  nodal load / material load(concentrated / distributed / projection) / thermal load / forced load
To plate element
 Flat plate surface load (Distributed load) / Flat plate volume force (Force acting in proportion to mass)
 Plate ground displacement (Cylinder tank is the target. Loading of ground response displacement with load)
 Flat plate hydrodynamic pressure (Subject to cylindrical water tank. Hausner's approximate expression)
To cable element
 Distributed load (Load distributed over cable length) / temperature load
Auto Created Load dead load / prestressed load / horizontal seismic coefficient load
Static Load monotone increasing / cyclic (constant, increasing) / reversible cyclic (constant, increasing)
Dynamic Load acceleration wave( individual or simultaneous input of two components, vertical adn horizontal)
Dynamic Analysis direct integration method by the Newmark-β method(β=1/4)
Damping stiffness proportional pattern by element / Rayleigh damping /
Rayleigh damping by element / (initial stiffness, instantaneous stiffness)
Mass Matrix Consistent mass matrix / Lumped mass matrix

Input waveform is displayed on the result of the dynamic analysis

The seismic waveform you entered can be displayed in the new screen when you check the time history results of the dynamic analysis. Click in the graph to move to the next step, and the deformation figure and the section force are synchronized with the step.

▲Entered waveform displayed on the history result

Non linear features

Following verifications to RC section compliant with specifications for highway bridges are available; allowable moment stress vrf, moment strength vrf, average shear stress vrf, shear strength vrf, minimum amount of reinforcing bar vrf.

M-φ feature

・Framework: bilinear (symmetric, asymmetric) / tri-linear (symmetric, asymmetric) / tetra linear (symmetric, asymmetric)

・Internal history: Normal / Takeda / elastic / origin-oriented / origin maximum point-oriented / H11 railway seismic

Spring feature

・Framework: bilinear (symmetric, asymmetric) / tri-linear (symmetric, asymmetric) /
tetra linear (symmetric, asymmetric) / Nagoya high-speed rubber bearing type / BMR damper

・Internal history: Normal / Takeda / elastic / origin-oriented / origin maximum point-oriented /
H11 railway seismic / positive and negative direction / positive direction / negative direction / shock absorber /
Clough/slip type / Gap/Hook type

Hysteresis (stress-strain curve for the fiber element)
Material Constitutive law
Concrete Quadratic curve Models that have been adopted as for the ultimate bending
moment calculation in many compliance standards.
Hoshikuma Frameworks are n-dimensional curve and strain softening
straight that takes into account the lateral restrain
effect (specifications for highway bridges). Internal
histories are "F3D original" and "Sakai-Kawashima model".
COM3 Constitutive law developed at the concrete laboratory
in University of Tokyo. In reference to JSCE Standard
Specifications for Concrete Structures-2002
(Aseismatic Performance Verification)
JSCE The model which simplifies "COM3" type for rod member.
Mander Frameworks are fractional functions that takes into
account the lateral restrain effect. Internal histories
are "Sakai - Kawashima model".
Reinforcing Bar /
Steel Plate /
PC steel
frameworks:
Bilinear (symmetric, asymmetric)
Trilinear (symmetric, asymmetric)
Internal histories: kinematic hardening law (straight) / modified
Menegotto-Pinto (Sakai - Kawashima) / modified
Menegotto-Pinto (F8)
Carbon Fiber /
Aramid Fiber
frameworks:
linear (tensile side only)
No internal histories
Fiber elements

Fiber elements(original): Non-linear elements using rigid body link and distributed spring elements. Effects of shear deformation will be ignored. Deformation and rigidity of the member at both ends are independent, and it is suitable to analyze the members that produce negative rigidity. In addition, because of the rigidity matrix based on the constant curvature assumptions up to half of the length of the element, it is also easy to adjust with plastic hinge etc. assumptions that assume curvature constant section such as road bridge.

Fiber elements(primary): Two nodes isoparametric elements using a primary curve for shape function. Based on Timoshenko beam theory, it considers shear deformation effects. Elements curvature distribution in the length direction is constant. Based on the rigidity evaluation on one of the Gauss integration point in the middle of member, it uses Gauss integration and builds rigidity matrix of element.

Fiber elements(secondary): Three nodes isoparametric elements using quadratic curve for shape function.

Convergent improvement and damage index of nonlinear flat plate elements

As a verification function for non-linear RC plate element, the program calculates the second invariant of deviation strain and the normalized cumulative strain energy that are the damage index written in "Concrete standard specification (2012, 2017)" by Japan Society of Civil Engineers. Also, the convergence setting for non-linear plate element has been added and the issue that non-linear plate element was not converged easily has been solved. This allows users to reproduce the softening phenomenon that occurs after the maximum peak in the load displacement relationship easier.

▲The second invariant of deviation strain of RC non-linear beam
(average weight)

▲Relationship between load and displacement

Design Support

・fiber elements, M-φ element, damage display of spring element
・display of damage on M-φ element
・display of damage on spring element
・stress calculation (mainly specifications for highway bridges)
・strength calculation (mainly specifications for highway bridges)
・curvature verification / spring element verification
・function of road bridge residual displacement verification
・ductility factor verification for highway bridges (μ=δmax / δy、μa=δls2 / (α*δy))
・displacement verification of highway bridges
・mport or export of CAD data(DXF / DWG format)
・IFC export

▲Displacement figure contour

▲Slab bending moment contour

Civil Structure Biaxial Section Calculation (Partial Factors Method / Specification for Highway Bridges, 2017) Option

Verification by the partial coefficient method adopted in the Specifications for Highway Bridges, 2017.
As a verification for the dynamic analysis of structure, it is possible to perform the shear strength verification and the curvature verification against the maximum response value. Displacement verification and residual displacement verification are available for single column type RC pier and single column type steel pier at every step. In addition, the verification corresponding to the biaxial bending is supported for the displacement verification and residual displacement verification.

Press Release
FORUM8 has released Engineer's Studio® Ver.7. Civil Structure Biaxial Section Calculation (Partial Factors Method / Specifications for Highway Bridges, 2017) Option is added.('17.09.26)

Calculation of live load

Live-load calculation is an analysis performed on the influence line of single bar. After creating the influence line, the program searches the location on each target point in which the section force etc. is the greatest or the least by moving the live-load (L load, T load and joint running interval). The analysis is usually for bridge axis.

Strain check for steel members

Strain check based on the "Standard Specifications for Steel and Composite Structures" (February 2008, Japan Society of Civil Engineers) can be done. By modeling steel members using fiber elements and then assigning safety factors and ultimate strain, the result of strain check can be obtained.

Display NG materials in red

Elements (frame / spring) determined as NG in verification can be displayed in red in model drawings.
This function is available for the verification results of section, limit state, curvature, plasticity rate, displacement, residual displacement, and spring.

▲NG materials displayed in red

Screen examples

<Frame element>

<Fiber element>

<Plate element>

<Damping element>

<Cable element>

Engineer's Studio® related book

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS ― Case Studies and Numerical Simulation ―

■ Author: Hiromichi Yoshikawa, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo City University / FORUM8

■ Release: November 18th 2020

■ Published by:建通新聞社

■ 235 pages / all color pages

■ Price: 2,800yen

A long-selling book that explains everything from the basics of structural analysis to parametric simulations of actual structures in an easy-to-understand manner has been expanded and renewed. "Technical notes" that summarize the points and precautions of analysis are further enhanced.

■ Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to structural analysis
Chapter 2: Non linear analysis of section
Chapter 3: Non linear analysis of members
Chapter 4: Earthquake response analysis of structures
Chapter 5: Frame analysis basics

Award

FORUM8 won the Risk Management Design Award

Plate cable element compliant Three Dimensional Plate Dynamic Nonlinear Analysis soft "Engineer's Studio®" won the Risk Management Design Award (RiMDA). This award was established by Public Network Institution as the overall design recommended system of the crisis management industry.

▲ Group photo (center: Kawasaki chairman)

▲ Award Ceremony

The 23rd Awards of excellent new technology
and products for small and medium enterprise
FORUM8 won the excellent award!

On May 11, 2011, FORUM8's structural analysis software Engineer's Studio® won the excellent award for "The 23rd Awards of excellent new technology and products for small and medium enterprise". This is the advanced structural analysis software for concrete for which FORUM8 and Prof. Koichi Maekawa of Universityof Tokyo have been working together for 25 years. Therefore Prof. Koichi Maekawa also won the award "Special collaboration prize among government, industry and academia".

[Award]
Excellent award for software section, Special collaboration prize among government, industry and academia

[Applicant]
FORUM8 Co., Ltd.
Professor Koichi Maekawa, Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of the University of Tokyo

[Product name]
Structural analysis program "Engineer's Studio®"

The NK Industrial Research Institute The 23rd Awards of excellent new technology and products for small and medium enterprise Award winners
https://www.nikkan.co.jp/sanken/shingizyutu/23shingizyutu.html (in Japanese)


FORUM8 won the destruction analysis contest! (2010)

On July 8, 2010, a combined team formed by Forum8 employee (Yoshitaka Kai, Yoichi Matsuyama, Blent Fleming, Keiichiro Abe), president of A-Works, Hirooki Aoto, and Tokyo City University professor, Hiromichi Yoshikawa, were commended as champion of "Destruction analysis and blind analysis contest for seismic resistance experiment on full size bridge made of nature mortar" at the ceremony presenting the results of the 2010 seismic resistance experiment /research on bridge pier, hosted by National Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention in Japan (Independent company). Dynamic nonlinear analysis "Engineer's Studio®"developed by FORUM8 is used for analysis software.

[Press Release (July 8th 2010)]
Engineer's Studio® won Grand Prix at the Destruction Analysis Contest (in Japanese)

[Presentation Slide]
Result for destruction analysis and blind analysis contest for seismic resistance experiment on full size bridge made of nature mortar  (PDF, 837KB)


Winner of the pre-analysis contest (2009)
in the fiber model category!

On the theme of seismic experiment/research on bridge piers using a full size three dimensional shaking destruction experiment facility (called E-Defense) referred to as "To what extent bridge piers can resist earthquakes?", UC-win/FRAME(3D) analysis support team won the pre-analysis contest in the fiber model category at the ceremony presenting the results for the C1-2 Experiment Pre-analysis Contest for "The 2007/2008 Seismic Resistance Experiment/Research on bridge piers", sponsored by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention in Japan, held on the third floor of World Trade Center building on 5 March 2009.

[Press Release (March 6th 2009)]
UC-win/FRAME(3D) analysis support team members won in the fiber model category of the pre-analysis contest (in Japanese)

▲UC-win/FRAME(3D) analysis support team
Development manager, corecipient, Hiroki Aoto
(Second from the right : from Hiromichi Yoshikawa
Lab in Tokyo City University)

[AVI for analysis result]

 Time history displacement

 1st proper period

 2nd proper period

[Presentation slide]
C1-2 Experment Contest Analysis result for fiber model section (Japanese) (PDF, 1,932KB)

[Experiment]
National research Institute for Earth science and Disaster prevent Hyogo EarthqualeEngineering Research Center Website
Video

[Conference presentation]
9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (PDF 1,583KB Tront, Canada in July, 2010)

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 Product configuration : including Engineer's Studio® Section and all plug-in options except for
"ES-Maekawa Concrete Model Option" and "Varying Axial Force Option".
USD14,000
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 Product configuration : including Engineer's Studio® Section and all plug-in options except for
"ES-Cable Element Option" and "Varying Axial Force option".
USD16,000
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 Product configuration : including Engineer's Studio® Section and all plug-in options except for
"ES-Maekawa Concrete Model Option", "ES-Cable Element Option",
"ES-Partial Factors Method Option", and "Varying Axial Force option".
USD10,000
Engineer's Studio® Ver.10 Lite
 Product configuration: "Engineer's Studio® Base" and options below:
        ・ES-Plate Element Option
        ・ES-Beam Model Live Load Option
        ・ES-Japan Civil Codes Section Design (Old standard) Option
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■The version upgrade and revision upgrade (without charge) contents are listed as following.

 Engineer's Studio® Ver.10
Version Released date Update contents
10.0.0 21/03/31
  1. M-φ element considering varying axial force
  2. M-θ model (spring element) considering varying axial force
  3. * Varying Axial Force Option is required.

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Product Operation Environment

OS Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64bit OS is recommended)
*The software will work in both of 32 bit OS and 64 bit OS.
It works by OS provided 32bit emulation technology in 64bit OS.
*64 bit version works on the 64 bit OS only, not on the 32 bit OS.
CPU Intel® i5-3470,i7-3770, or greater
(Recommended CPU clock 3.2GHz, quad-core is recommended.)
Required Memory (including OS) Greater than 4GB RAM is recommended
(varies according to analysis models and analysis steps).
Required Disk Capacity Greater than 500 MB for installation, few MB to tens of GB for calculation
(varies according to analysis models and analysis steps)
Display (Image Resolution) More than 1280 x 800, colour number 32bit
Please use a default setting for a property of the screen and normal size (96)
for the DPI setting.
Videocard OpenGL 3.0 or greater
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8000 series or greater
AMD Radeon™HD 2000 series or greater
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 series or greater
Extension for Input Data es, esx
File Export Only the input data: ES
Data with result: ES + folder
F8 output editing tool is supported by TXT, HTM, PPF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, JTD, JTDC
Linkage to Other Products <to read>
   Engineer's Studio®2D
   UC-win/FRAME(3D)
   UC-1/FRAME(2D)
   SDNF file (Steel Detailing Neutral File) (SDF)
   SI supporting version F8 old product data ($o1)
   Acceleration file (text) (ACC)
<to save>
   UC-win/Section
   SDNF file (Steel Detailing Neutral File) (SDF)
Note A card that supports full functionality of OpenGL is required
because OpenGL is used for the 3 dimension graphics processing in this product.

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Samples

▲ Main window

▲ View setting

▲ Input of section calculation

▲ 45 thousand nodes model

▲ Crack figure of plate element

▲ Auto division of plate element

▲ Contour figure of plate element

▲ Distributed load to plate element

▲ Auto generation of ground spring on plate element

▲3D contour figure and 2D cutting figure

▲ Large displacement analysis of cable element

▲ M-φ characteristics linked with the cross section

▲ Spring characteristics for shock absorbers

▲ Import/Export in DXF/DWG format

▲IFC export

▲ 2nd invariant volume of deviation distortion of RC non-linear beam

▲ NG materials displayed in red in verification

Q&A

What can I do with this program?

This 3D multi-purpose analysis tool allows you to create from 2D models to 3D frame models.
Also, you can create FEM models using the plate element. Linear element as well as non-linear element can be used for the material, and both of static load and dynamic load are supported.

For what calculation can I use this program?

This program can be used for the static analysis and dynamic analysis of bridges, the seismic calculation and seismic diagnosis of river structures and waterworks, and the calculation of architectural structures.
In addition, as a function that is not supported in other companies' programs, it can automatically generate data which the dynamic analysis can be performed by cooperating with abutment, pier, foundation, and seismic intensity calculation software in the FORUM8's UC-1 design series.

Can I use results for report?

Of course it is possible. However, since the target of analysis is not limited to girder bridges or straight bridges, results is exported at the level of calculation sheet.
You can copy exported results and paste them to the Excel sheets, which is useful for making reports.

Which standards is the program based on?

The program is based on the 2002, 2012, and 2017 Specifications for Highway Bridges used for the bridge design.
As for the section verification, it supports the limited state design method written in the concrete standards specifications, which can be used for the verification of structures.

What grade program should I buy?

We recommend the Lite version for users who mainly perform the linear analysis and static analysis, the Advanced version for those who require the dynamic analysis and non-linear analysis for frame. The Ultimate version is best for those who want to perform the non-linear FEM analysis.

I have a question about the input.

You can refer to the program help and the web manual. We also hold seminars regularly where you can try creating analysis models and ask your questions directly to the lecturer. In addition, we have an optional analysis support service to help creating calculation models, which we contract over 100 works per year.
Analysis Support Service: https://www.forum8.co.jp/product/ucwin/ES/es-analysis-support-service-e-1.html


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