Category Archives: Structural Software

Peter Debney joins Hugh Morrison as speaker at IABSE ‘Future of Design’ Conference 2017

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 … Continue reading

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Perth pedestrian bridge wins more accolades

As sponsors of the Pedestrian Bridges category in this year’s Institution of Structural Engineer’s 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 … Continue reading

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Oasys Adsec load analysis now compatible with Indian and Canadian design codes

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 … Continue reading

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How the University of Sheffield encourage Structural Engineering in Higher Education

As part of the Annual Academic’s conference held at the Institution of Structural Engineering in September 2016, the University of Sheffield were invited to present. They gave a fascinating presentation on “The Extra Curricular Activities at Sheffield” which outlined how … Continue reading

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Exploring the Design Space

Exploring the Design Space For the last few years I have been giving a lecture at Leeds University on design optimisation techniques, but the one thing that always bothered me was a sketch that I did of an example design … Continue reading

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Oasys projects Singapore Sports Hub and the Vegas High Roller win at The Structural Awards 2015!

The winners of The Structural Awards 2015 were announced on Friday 13 November during a ceremony at The Brewery in London. The Singapore Sports Hub prevailed in two award categories; the award for Sports or Leisure Structures and the Supreme … Continue reading

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Singapore Sports Hub and the Las Vegas High Roller nominated in the Structural Awards 2015

Two Oasys GSA projects have been shortlisted in the Sports or Leisure Structures category for excellence in the structural design of buildings and structures, such as stadia, sports halls and ski jumps. The Singapore Sports Hub and Las Vegas High … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Topology Optimisation with GSA

Inspired by a recent Arup Thoughts article about a radical minimum weight joint, and making use of some online references (Huang and Xie, 2010), I have developed a Python routine for running an Evolutionary Topology Optimisation (ETO) on a GSA … Continue reading

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Form-finding asymmetric bridges

I am often asked about form finding tension structures but the other day I was asked how to do one that I have not done before: an asymmetric bridge. Form-finding is a method that determines the geometrically optimal structure to … Continue reading

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Using GSA User Modules

GSA’s User Modules are a way of making permanent copies of results but also to import results from outside the program. You can create them within GSA from existing results by setting up results contours in the graphical display and … Continue reading

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