PA, Mar 21, 2013 - The latest new release of the STAAD.Pro V8i
SELECTseries 4 QA&R has been published on the Bentley SELECT server and is
now available for download.
new release has undergone not only the stringent quality assurance programme
that all STAAD.Pro releases go through, but also additional QA processes
required for applications that are to be used on nuclear projects, notably
the specific 10CFR21 reporting requirements. This has resulted in a large
number of updates/fixes reported in the revision history documentation.
Additionally two new features have been
added that all users can take
Enhanced ABS/SRSS Combination Results
- Enhanced ABS/SRSS combination results
- Connection tags
The nature of ABS and SRSS methodology means that only a single value is
returned from these forms of load combination, i.e. always positive.
However, although a single value this can represent an envelope of results
from a maximum negative to maximum positive. Also, consider forces on a
member, these have six degrees of freedom at each end. Each degree of
freedom can be either positive or negative, resulting in 64 various
permutations of result for a single combination.
The current LOAD COMBINATION command is enhanced with a GENERATE option to
activate creation of the 64 permutations. As an SRSS combination can include
algebraic parts, the output file indicates the envelope covered by these and
ABS showing the maximum and minimum values. Currently code checking for AISC
360-10 and ASME NF codes will take advantage of the results from the 64
permutations; other codes will behave as before.
new feature allows ends of members to be given reference tags to represent a
connection type. These tags will be transferred with the model into an ISM
repository allowing any detailing application that pulls the model from the
ISM repository to detail an appropriate connection.
An XML template is provided to allow the capacities of connections for given
column/beam combinations to be quickly checked against the analysis results.
Also where specific connection types are associated with releases (e.g. a
shear connection having MZ release), the release can be assigned at the same
time as the connection tag.
and Bug Fixes (59 Issues addressed):
- Issues addressed in the Analysis/Design engine (31)
- Issues addressed in the Pre-Processing Mode (10)
- Issued Addressed in the Post-Processing Mode (01)
- Issues Addressed in the Piping Mode (01)
- Issues Addressed in the Editor, Viewer and other modules (08)
- Issues Addressed with Printing and Documentation (08)
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