Spain based engineering solutions company, Simulsoft, join Oasysâ growing reseller collaborations and they will be promoting our pedestrian simulation, structural and geotechnical engineering software.
The design of sports stadia has been front of mind with the general public again with projects like Tottenham Hotspursâ new Stadium due to open for the 2018-19 season and, on a more sombre note, the UKâs Hillsborough inquiry having reminded us what can go wrong.
The winner of the award for small practices in the Institution of Structural Engineerâs 2016 Structural Awards was Tristan Simmonds of Simmonds Studio for The Hive open air sculpture. Engineered using Oasys GSA the sculpture was originally designed for the British Pavilion at the Milan Worldâs Fair Expo in 2015 where it attracted over 3 million visitors and subsequently won the prestigious Gold medal for architecture and landscape. It is now open to the public at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.
GSA-user Buro Happold Engineeringâs work to expand the South Stand at Manchester City Football Etihad stadium South Stand was recognized as the best sport/leisure project in the 2016 Institution of Structural Engineerâs 2016 Structural Awards.
The new 6000+ seat third tier opened in August 2015, in time for the start of the 2015â16 football season. Work on a third tier for the North Stand is expected to begin by 2017, increasing total capacity to around 61,000.
The full-day conference takes place on the 21st April 2017 at the University of Sheffield and hopes to inspire future generations as well as promote the fundamentals of design. It is the first time IABSE, the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, are hosting an event in Sheffield.
Hugh Morrison of Hugh Morrison Associates and author of the acclaimed âStructural Engineering: Art and Approximationâ book, invited Oasys Application Specialist, Professor Peter Debney, to join him present a section of the interactive workshop. The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate how approximation of the structural behaviour of a long-span structure using hand calculations can provide an understanding of its dynamic response. The example structure used is the Merchantâs Bridge in Castlefield, Manchester with Oasys GSA being the software of choice to validate the delegateâs results.
You can download the workshop proposal here.
âInspiring, eye-opening, challenging and hugely rewarding. Engineering and architecture superstar speakers talking about mind blowing projectsâŚ a must attend for all young engineersâ.
Antony Oliver, Infrastructure Intelligence – describing a previous Future of Design conference.
As sponsors of the Pedestrian Bridges category in this yearâs Institution of Structural Engineerâs 2016 Structural Awards we were particularly pleased that the judges chose a project designed using Oasys GSA software.
The Elizabeth Quay Bridge in Perth, Australia is part of a bold plan to revitalise the city centre, returning its focus to the Swan River and providing a world-class waterfront destination. GSA was used for form finding, to predict footfall-induced vibration and to work powerfully and flexibly alongside parametric modelling software that maintained consistent relationships between elements as a complex and innovativeÂ modelÂ was manipulated.
The striking 22m high, 110m cable-stayed bridge is the projectâs centrepiece feature. Two 45m spans connect in the middle, with the bridgeâs arches sweeping down towards the water to rest on concrete piers supported on piles socketed into the rock bed. The curved form for the bridge deck allowed for extended, gently-sloping pedestrian ramps to clear the navigation channel which required a mean clearance of 5.2m.
The design excellence has resulted in a 110m bridge that responses exceptionally to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authorityâs ore brief of an iconic structure that is timeless and refined in its simplicity. The Elizabeth Quay Bridge was awarded an Engineers Australia Award for Excellence 2016 (Buildings and Structures) and an Australian Steel Institute, Steel Excellence Award 2016 (Engineering Projects).
Oasys Xdisp has transformed the ease and speed of calculations of ground movements arising from tunnelling and embedded wall excavations, and of subsequent building and utility damage assessments.
At the MassMotion User Group Day held at the Institution of Structural Engineers (London, UK) in September 2016,Â Dr. Michael Kinsey from the Arup Fire Shanghai office presented a talk entitled âEvacuation/Pedestrian Modelling: Methods for Determining the Number of Repeat Simulationsâ. Michael’s presentation was recorded and is available for you to watch below.
The talk initially provides an overview of what are random numbers and broadly how they are generated. The motivations for utilising random numbers are then discussed along with common aspects of evacuation/pedestrian modelling which use such values along with the justification for needing to run repeat simulations in the modelling process. A broad overview of methods for determining the number of repeat simulations is then presented along with some techniques which can be employed to potentially reduce the number of repeat simulation runs.
For any questions please contact Dr Michael Kinsey: Michael.Kinsey@arup.com .
MassMotion Product Director Erin Morrow spoke at the CanBIM Regional Session & Technology ExhibitionÂ about the continued development of the two Oasys pedestrian simulation programs, MassMotion and Flow. The talk was titled ‘Putting (Virtual) People First in Design’.
Erin’s presentation got audience members talking and with one member in particular. Geoff Zeiss, Principal at Between the Poles, a thought leadership consulting firm, was so impressed he’s blogged about Erin’s presentation and the software he was presenting. We like your work, Geoff!
Erin Morrow, speaking at the CanBIM exhibition about MassMotion and Flow
The 8.4 version release also includes an improved interface and now enables engineers to edit and query models from within graphics. A new release of Oasys AdSec, the leading analysis program for sections under load, is compatible with a wider range of international design codes. The list now include Indian IRC and Canadian CSA standards alongside the Eurocodes.
Additional material models are built in to the new release and standard curves are provided as templates. This makes it easier for users to edit, adjust and test the use of different materials and combinations.
Oasys AdSec can handle sections made from concrete, steel or fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP), or any combinations of these materials. It is ideal for both new build projects, for instance designing a composite mega column or checking a pre-stressed floor, and refurbishments where it can reveal the potential for improving existing beams and columns. Oasys AdSec users can combine long-term dead loads with short-term imposed loads