GSA Analysis

GSA Analysis Benefits

  1. Perform day to day analysis and solve complex engineering problems within the same environment
  2. Spend less time creating models! GSA Analysis is developed around a highly intuitive graphical environment, which means more time can be spent on other parts of the design and analysis
  3. Integration with Autodesk’s Revit Structure and other advanced modelling software will ensure high integrity of model transfer and also accurate model coordination

About This Software

Get powerful, intuitive analysis

GSA Analysis gives engineers a highly intuitive nonlinear analysis software tool to realise the potential of their design, whatever and wherever it is. This structural analysis software program is used across the globe on all manner of projects.

The essential engineering analysis tool

From beams to tall buildings, from simple structures to the most complex, GSA Analysis is the program to help solve engineering problems.

With this software, engineers can easily carry out 3-D linear, P-delta, non-linear static analysis and more. They can also carry out Modal and Ritz vibration analyses with or without the stiffening effects of loads, including seismic and time-history assessment.

Highly intuitive editing makes for rapid model creation and sculpting of models. Because the program is built to work with Revit Structure, users can export from Revit to GSA Analysis and update Revit from their GSA Analysis models. They can even create new Revit models from GSA.

Originally developed in-house at Arup, GSA Analysis was used on prestigious projects such as Khalifa Stadium in Doha and the Angel of the North in the UK. The software is now the program of choice for leading engineers.

Principle features

Nonlinear analysis

Analyse structures with large (and indeed very large) deflections, plastic yielding of materials, snap-through, sway effects, and more. GSA Analysis uses the dynamic relaxation method to enable you to analyse structures that other programs will not touch.

Buckling

GSA Analysis enables you to calculate the buckling load factors on a range of structures, from complex frames to shell structures and lateral torsional buckling of plate girders. It also includes non-linear buckling effects so you can plot the deflections of columns and struts against load to accurately assess safety factors.

Dynamic analysis and response

GSA Analysis includes both modal analysis for calculation of the natural dynamic frequencies of your structure and Ritz analysis specially designed for seismic response calculations. You can choose to include axial load effects to change stiffnesses in both these methods.

Following on from the modal or Ritz analysis, GSA Analysis enables you to calculate the structural response using a number of dynamic post processors, including seismic response to multiple international codes, linear time history, harmonic loads for vibrating machinery, and more.

Stages

With staged analysis you can assess the model at any stage in construction, remove elements, and change sections and restraints, all coordinated in a single model.

Quick Overview

GSA Analysis gives engineers a highly intuitive tool to realise the potential of their design, whatever and wherever it is.

Testimonials

"I've had to use a few other analysis programs and, in general, find the interfaces frustrating compared with the clean, user focused set up in GSA."  –  Steven Jenkins - Lambeth Associates Limited

"I still have yet to find a structural analysis software that can compare with GSA in both capabilities as well as user interface/input/output etc."  –  Ian C. Schmellick - Arup

Features

Advanced interface
Manage and interact with the model

Modelling tools
Text, graphical and automatic creation of geometry and loads

3rd party links
Integrate GSA with BIM and other 3rd party products

Non-linear elements
Compression-only struts, tension-only ties, non-linear springs, and cables

Non-linear materials
Elastic-Orthotropic and Elastic-Plastic Isotropic materials

2D elements
Plane Stress, Plane Strain, Flat Plate, Flat Shell elements

Linear analysis
1st order static analysis

Staged analysis
Add, remove, and change elements and constraints within analyses

P-Delta analysis
Analyse for the changes in stiffness caused by load

Nonlinear analysis    
Analyse for geometric and material non-linearity over large deflections

Dynamic analysis
Modal and Ritz analysis, including P-Delta effects

Dynamic response    
Seismic, Harmonic, Linear Timer History, and Periodic analyses

Buckling analysis
Modal buckling of 1D & 2D elements, Non-linear buckling of 1D elements

GSA SwitchKeys utility 
A small utility to allow those customers who have multiple variants of GSA shared licences to easily swap between them



Product Comparison

  Analysis Bridge Building Suite
Advanced interface

Manage and interact with the model

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Modelling tools

Text, graphical and automatic creation of geometry and loads

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
3rd party links

Integrate GSA with BIM and other 3rd party products

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-linear elements

Compression-only struts, tension-only ties, non-linear springs, and cables

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-linear materials

Elastic-Orthotropic and Elastic-Plastic Isotropic materials

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
2D elements

Stress, Plane Strain, Flat Plate, Flat Shell elements

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Linear analysis

1st order static analysis

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Staged analysis

Add, remove, and change elements and constraints within analyses

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
P-Delta analysis

Analyse for the changes in stiffness caused by load

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non-linear analysis

Analyse for geometric and material non-linearity over large deflections

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic analysis

Modal and Ritz analysis, including P-Delta effects

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic response

Seismic, Harmonic, Linear Timer History, and Periodic analyses

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Buckling Analysis

Modal buckling of 1D & 2D elements, Non-linear buckling of 1D elements

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wave Loading

Generate wave and current loads on submerged structures

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Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bridge Loading

Lane and vehicle load optimisation for highway and railway bridges

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  Yes   Yes
Footfall Analysis

Calculate accelerations, velocities and response factors from pedestrian loading

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  Yes Yes Yes
Raft analysis

Combine structural models with non-linear soil for foundation design

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    Yes Yes
RC design

Design of reinforced concrete slabs and walls to international standards

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   Yes
Yes Yes
Steel Design

Design of steel beams, columns, and braces to international design codes

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   Yes
Yes Yes
Form-finding

Geometry generation for tension and compression only structures

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      Yes
Fabric analysis

Analysis of fabric non-linear materials

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      Yes
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Standalone Licences
Locked to an individual machine but transferrable by the user to another machine.

Shared Licences (equivalent to Network)
Shared Licences can be activated on any number of machines, however you can only concurrently use the number of licences that you have purchased.

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