Novedades Scia Engineer v.16

SciaEngineer17SCIA Engineer 17 aporta un gran número de mejoras, ampliaciones y modificaciones que se extienden a lo largo de todo el flujo de trabajo de un ingeniero. Algunas de ellas están orientadas a determinadas especialidades en determinados tipos de estructuras, otras simplifican el trabajo del día a día de cada ingeniero calculista.

En SCIA Engineer 17 Las mejoras aparecen en todas las fases del proceso de trabajo del proyecto: el modelado inicial, un análisis y cálculo precisos, diseño y presentación de los resultados cumpliendo código, y todas las fases comparten el mismo objetivo principal: SATISFACCIÓN DEL USUARIO

Mejoras más relevantes:

  • Mucho más rápido, transparente y una capacidad de diseño más amplia de vigas de hormigón, pilares y nervaduras.
  • Una nueva herramienta “Verificación de Sección” para el análisis detallado de una sección de hormigón.
  • Diseño de viga mixta tanto para EN1994 como AISC.
  • Diseño sísmico de estructuras de hormigón sísmica y diseño de muros de cortante según normativa americana.
  • Diversas mejoras para el mallado y análisis avanzados.
  • SCIA Engineer 16 - Comprehensive Eurocode design of 1D members

    Diseño comprensible de elementos 1D según Eurocódigos

    SCIA Engineer 17 ofrece una solución completa para diseñar y comprobar según el código vigas de hormigón armado, pilares y correas según el Eurocódigo EN1992-1 incluyendo los Anejos Nacionales. Los principales beneficios son:

    • Soporta cualquier sección transversal, incluso para diseño de pilares
    • Se consideran todas las fuerzas internas: axil, flexión, cortante y torsión
    • Informes claros y transparentes, incluyento fórmulas y referencias a los artículos de eurocódigo
    • Nuevo: diseño seguro gracias al decalaje de la ley de flectores
    • Nuevo: diseño económico gracias a la reducción de esfuerzos y flectores sobre los apoyos
    • Nuevo: procesamiento en paralelo, que proporciona más de un 300% de mejora en la velocidad al calcular utilizando 4 núcleos

    Otras mejoras incluyen el cálculo de la altura límite en la zona de hormigón a compresión según el anejo nacional danés, visualización mejorada de resultados, cálculo de flechas basado en la rigidez mínima aplicable a todas las situaciones, y mucho más.


    SCIA Engineer 16 - Detailed reinforced concrete Section CheckComprobación de sección de hormigón armado detallada

    La comprobación de sección es una herramienta integrada para la comprobación y el diseño simple y sencillamente de una sección específica de un elemento 1D. El usuario selecciona primero gráficamente cualquier sección del modelo 3D. Todos los datos como esfuerzos, geometría, armado si existe, son automáticamente transferidos a un diálogo intuitivo. Ahí, de un vistazo, el usuario comprueba el comportamiento y la resistencia de la sección y puede indagar en el informe de cálculo y realizar cambios en el armado si son necesarios, y todo en una misma pantalla, a tan solo un clic. Finalmente los resultados pueden ser enviados al Engineering Report (informe del cálculo) para la documentación final.


    SCIA Engineer 16 - Shear Wall ECctools

    Design of concrete shear walls & frame systems (ACI 318-14)

    SCIA Engineer 16 now fully supports the seismic design of concrete shear wall & frame systems to ACI 318-14:

    • Integrated concrete shear-wall and moment-frame design within Concrete service according to the provisions of ACI 318-14 and ASCE 7-10, including all requirements for seismic design
    • Automatic creation of all lateral (including seismic) load combinations
    • Automatic recognition of concrete frame and concrete core elements including all shear wall boundary conditions
    • Detailed output including all design results, cross section details and beam/column schedules both in the Engineering Report and as EXCEL files.

    SCIA Engineer 16 - Concrete Column Design BrazilExtended coverage of Brazilian concrete code

    The design of linear and surface concrete elements according to the Brazilian NBR 6118 has been significantly enhanced and it now covers:

    • Design of 2D members for the ultimate limit state, including shear reinforcement
    • Design of 1D members, including ribs, for ultimate as well as serviceability limit states
    • Check of crack width and determination of long-term deflections
    • Approximated method for local second order effects
    • Physically and geometrically non-linear analysis

    SCIA Engineer 16 - Push-over analysis using ECtools for US codes

    Push-over analysis using ECtools for US codes
    The integration of ECtools into SCIA Engineer (for seismic capacity design) has been much improved and all functions are now located in the standard concrete menu.Moreover, a push-over analysis with an advanced fibre-model can be performed to obtain the push-over curve. The calculation report generated in ECtools is displayed in SCIA Engineer and, optionally, included in Engineering Report.


  • SCIA Engineer 16 - EC3 connections: four bolts per row, weak axis bending and more

    EC3 connections: four bolts per row, weak axis bending and more

    The steel connections design according to Eurocodes has been extended by the results of the latest research, and now allows the engineers to design connections with four bolts per row, and check connections for weak-axis or even bi-axial bending moments, in full compliance with the philosophy of the component method.

    • New summary output is now available in addition to the existing brief and detailed option
    • New output for splice connections includes more details
    • Moment-stiff end-plate connection with four bolts per row are now theoretically better understood and can be modelled and checked in SCIA Engineer in full agreement with EN 1993-1-8
    • Strong-axis moment connections can be subject to strong- and weak-axis bending simultaneously

    SCIA Engineer 16 - Realistic composite design according to EN 1994

    Realistic composite design according to EN 1994

    After its introduction in SCIA Engineer 15, the composite beam design tools have seen their user interface streamlined and extended with additional capabilities. Starting with the selection of a suitable steel decking and shear connectors from the integrated catalogues of common manufacturers, continuing with exact modelling and precise determination of stiffness, the engineers can design and check cantilevers and simple as well as continuous beams. Clear layout and customizable level of detail in the report then underline the overall usability of the solution.To name a few, the following features have been added in the latest version of SCIA Engineer:

    • Lateral-torsional buckling checks and comprehensive fire safety verification for both the construction and final stage
    • Catalogue of European, British and North American manufacturers with optional manual input of user-defined sheeting
    • The stiffness of the composite slab as well as the (partial) shear connection is taken into account
    • New one-way decks eliminate parasitic bending moments at the ends of simple beams and transfer all loads first to secondary beams, which in turn transfer it to the primary beams as concentrated forces
    • Simplified approach for limitation of crack widths

    Embedded thumbnailOptimised composite design for AISC 360-10

    A robust solution for modelling, analysis and design of composite beam floor systems according to the U.S. codes in SCIA Engineer includes a brand new automatic optimisation of composite beam floors.Highlights include:

    • Ability to modify load transfer method (one-way or two-way) for composite decking
    • Integration of metal deck catalogues from well-known US based manufacturers including Vulcraft, Verco & Canam
    • Implementation of optimization routine that accounts for strength, service and detailing conditions in both construction and final composite stages
    • Multiple optimization strategies (balanced, least weight, least studs)
    • Ability to restrict beam depth & rows of studs
    • Automatic design of camber based on construction stage loading
    • Labels include cross section, studs (uniform/segmented layout) and required camber
    • Layout and transparency improvements for calculations including all rendered formulas, dynamic graphics and moment diagrams

    SCIA Engineer 16 - AutoDesign for custom catalogue-based optimisationAutoDesign for custom catalogue-based optimisation

    The Coupled Set AutoDesign is a new optimisation routine that works best for, e.g., a user-defined set of steel profiles with several different dimensions (height, width, thickness, etc.) varying in a range of discreet values and with some dimensions depending on others (i.e., sections of larger height are only produced with a limited range of thickness). This optimisation is also suitable if the values of optimised dimensions are read from a product range catalogue: the values do not vary continuously, but only specific produced dimensions are available.


  • SCIA Engineer 16 - New advanced analysis optionsNew advanced analysis options
    A series of new options have been added to the analysis part of the software:

    • Four types of yield conditions are now available for general plastic analysis of shells: Von Mises, Tresca, Mohr-Coulomb, and Drucker-Prager
    • New parameters in the Solver setup allow for better control of the convergence of non-linear analysis, make it possible to neglect masses in a specific direction or choose the method for time history analysis
    • Improved stability of the Soil-in calculation for very deep foundations
    • Membranes are now analysed using triangular elements for a more robust convergence
    • Equivalent Lateral Forces (ELF), newly implemented in SCIA Engineer, is a well-known method for the seismic analysis of structures; even though being quite conservative, it is very popular for its simplicity
    • Automatic mesh refinement now works with a user-defined group of load cases

    SCIA Engineer 16 - Graphical representation of strains and stressesGraphical representation of strains and stresses
    The advanced graphical visualization of 3D stresses and strains was extended:

    • 2D strain values can now be visualized: basic total strain, principal total strain, basic plastic strain, and principal plastic strain
    • Correct handling of 3D stresses display when the load is applied in the centroid instead of shear centre

    SCIA Engineer 16 - Table Results – more interactive than before
    Table Results – more interactive than before
    A series of new options have been added to the analysis part of the software:

    • New graphical mark to highlight in the 3D model the position of a specific value from Table Results
    • Faster opening of Table Results and refreshing of the values after change
    • A double-click on a particular value in Table Results opens a detailed code-check, if applicable
    • Option to remove table results from saved projects to reduce file size
    • Validity status and one-click-regeneration ensure that the values are constantly up-to-date

     

  • SCIA Engineer 16 - Engineering Report smoothly handles large reportsEngineering Report smoothly handles large reports

    The Engineering Report, the primary tool for the preparation of comprehensive and clear documents about the performed analysis and design, presents a few new features and, primarily, optimised memory handling. Thanks to this improvement, the engineers are now able to, for example:

    • Import A0 drawing in 600 DPI quality
    • Include hundreds of high resolution pictures in the same report
    • Import ECtools calculation reports
    • Import external PDF files

    Additionally, it is now possible to send the content of the Engineering Report to MS Excel without formatting.


    SCIA Engineer 16 - BIM updates
    BIM updates

    The links to 3rd party software were updated to support their latest versions:

    • A new, IFC-based, interface replaces the old link with Allplan. This IFC interface has been optimised for the exchange of data with Allplan and thus no additional manual settings are required.
    • SCIA Engineer 16 is compatible with Tekla Structures 2016.

  • SCIA Engineer 16 - Instant access to online helpInstant access to online help

    SCIA Engineer application window now features a search bar that starts immediate search in the online help. There is no need any more to swap to the Internet browser to find answers to emerging questions.


    SCIA Engineer 16 - Your feedback is valuableYour feedback is valuable

    A new option (button) at the top right corner of the SCIA Engineer application window provides a direct communication channel to SCIA’s product management. Those who want to share their opinions with SCIA have a choice of three buttons: like, dislike, send a suggestion.