It is well known that validation is considered by engineers as being a key factor when deciding which software package to use for simulating evacuations.
Now the gap in validation studies for MassMotion with a focus on children and their movement in low-rise buildings has been filled by Edinburgh University Masterâs students Alexandru Dragan and Codrin Mihnea Florescu. Their paper was highly commended in the biennial Oasys Project of the Year Competition to find innovative and new uses of our software…
Weeks ahead of its formal launch, MassMotion 9.0 has been previewed at Asia Pacific Rail where Oasys Application Specialist,Â Prof. Peter Debney, introduced its key new modelling and agent interaction features to a crowded seminar room.
Rail planners have become familiar with the use of crowd analysis software for master planning and development of major transport hubs around the world. Now operators in Asia are pioneering its use as an operational management tool, enabling them to manage both scheduled and emergency maintenance work and timetable disruptions. Continue reading →
Richard Fleming and Max Ochel carried out an analysis that looks at how The Roundhouse, Camden functions in a mass evacuation scenario at fully capacity. The study’s aim was to analyse the effect of specific building regulation compliance had when a renovation was made with it in mind.
Oasys application engineer Prof. Peter Debney will be demonstrating how finite element analysis can be used to analyse pedestrian-induced footfall vibration when he hosts a 40 minute software demonstration at the ASCEÂ Structures Congress in Denver, Colorado in April 2017.
Modern buildings use lighter materials which typically have a lighter carbon footprint and that also unlock new possibilities for architectural design. However, such buildings can be what engineers describe as âlivelyâ.
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.
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.
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).