Oasys Software Case Study Examples

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Building Design

Aspire Tower, Doha, Qatar

Aspire Tower, Doha, Qatar

The centre piece of the 15th Asian Games was the Aspire Tower, shaped to represent a colossal torch, which for the duration of the Games held its symbolic flame within the lattice shell that forms the topmost section.

Block D24 development, Songdo, Korea

Block D24 development, Songdo, Korea

The Songdo Block D24 development, also known as Central Park III, is a group of residential towers.

Form and function: The significance of material properties in the design of tensile fabric structures

Form and function: The significance of material properties in the design of tensile fabric structures

Newcastle University have used Oasys GSA to investigate different fabric structures and how to maximize structural efficiency.
Grandstand of Chevreuse

Grandstand of Chevreuse

Find out how GSA was used on this unconventional 300 seat grandstand in the Valley of Chevreuse, France.
Hafod Eryri - GSA at the summit of Mount Snowdon

Hafod Eryri - GSA at the summit of Mount Snowdon

At 3,560ft (1,085m) the café and visitor centre at the summit of Mount Snowdon in North Wales is the highest building in the UK south of the Scottish highlands.

MassMotion - A Step In The Right Direction

MassMotion - A Step In The Right Direction

Arup have been involved in the masterplanning for the redevelopment of an existing site which includes a stadium with a maximum capacity of 70,000 persons. The masterplan involved the construction of a number of new buildings in close proximity to the existing stadium.
Mauritius Commercial Bank

Mauritius Commercial Bank

Arup engineered this Jean-Francois Koenig designed office building using GSA to model the structure.

Melbourne Olympic Park Stadium

Melbourne Olympic Park Stadium

This new stadium will allow soccer and rugby fans to get close to the action like never before.

Pure tensegrity pavilion for Vision London

Pure tensegrity pavilion for Vision London

Visitors to Vision London, an event focussing on future of the built environment, will have been fascinated by the central pavilion designed by engineers at Structuremode.
The b-Shack

The b-Shack

The b-Shack is a highly innovative beehive observation and study centre being designed, fabricated and assembled by graduate students in the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (FARMM) at the McGill University School of Architecture.
UNIPAC: Timber Construction using GSA

UNIPAC: Timber Construction using GSA

The “Timber Construction II” course has been dispensed by the Chair of Timber Construction (IBOIS) at EPFL, having the main goal of teaching to M.Sc. students on Civil Engineering, how to deal with a real life Timber ....

Złote Tarasy, Warsaw, Poland

Złote Tarasy, Warsaw, Poland

GSA was central to the analysis and design of this award winning building for both the innovative central roof and the surrounding conventional buildings.

“The Future of Us” -  Resolving gridshell buckling risks to bring the architect's ideas to life for Singapore’s golden celebration

“The Future of Us” - Resolving gridshell buckling risks to bring the architect's ideas to life for Singapore’s golden celebration

Passage Projects, a creative structural engineering practice based in Singapore, were commissioned to engineer a large-span shell structures to celebrate the Singapore Golden Jubilee. The stunning project used GSA within a BIM workflow. 

Bridge Design

Arup Associates Sheffield Parkway Bridge Competition Entry

Arup Associates Sheffield Parkway Bridge Competition Entry

This Arup Associates bridge was shortlisted from 109 entries in the RIBA competition for an iconic footbridge over the Sheffield Parkway.

Bamboo Bridge

Bamboo Bridge

How do you design a flexible bamboo bridge? With a flexible analysis program of course!

Gatwick Air Bridge

Gatwick Air Bridge

Building a bridge over a busy road is not easy, but when that road is carrying 747s at a major airport you need to plan the whole construction sequence very carefully.

Infinity Bridge

Infinity Bridge

With a main span of 120m, secondary span of 60m, and arch height of 40m, the award winning Infinity Bridge is one of the largest footbridges in the UK.

Kurilpa Bridge – a tensegrity world first

Kurilpa Bridge – a tensegrity world first

A landmark pedestrian and cycle bridge – “architecturally striking”. Arup achieved this using purpose-written software that linked into GSA via the COM interface.
Living Bridge, University of Limerick

Living Bridge, University of Limerick

A 230 metre long pedestrian bridge designed to create an organic link between the landscape, bridge and user

Meads Reach Bridge, Bristol

Meads Reach Bridge, Bristol

A competition winning 55m foot and cycle bridge across the old docks at the Temple Quay 2 development in Bristol.

New Teviot Footbridge

New Teviot Footbridge

When Gifford have a reinforcement detailing problem, they turn to CADrebar for the answer.

Stratford City – Bridge 20

Stratford City – Bridge 20

The Stratford City project, of which Bridge 20 is a part, will create a major new mixed-use urban centre in East London on the site of a former railway goods yard at Stratford.

Piling & Foundations

Analysing lateral movement in large diameter piles

Analysing lateral movement in large diameter piles

Oasys PotY 2016 Highly Commended entry - It is Dr Naveen’s hope that his research will act as a catalyst for the development of new codes for larger diameter piles...

Case Study Video Overview - Single Piles

Case Study Video Overview - Single Piles

A video presentation showcasing some projects that have utilised Alp. AdSec and Pile.
The Pinnacle – Foundation Design

The Pinnacle – Foundation Design

The Pinnacle (formerly known as the DIFA Bishopsgate development) was a planned 63 storey landmark building in London. The proposed redevelopment included the demolition of the existing 5 to 8 storey office buildings and the construction of a 290m high tower. The project was halted and later re-designed.
University College London Hospital – UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre

University College London Hospital – UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre

This case study presents the process of retaining wall and pile design adjacent to the Rayne Institute piles.

Using Alp to Estimate the Impact of Scouring on the Lateral Load Capacity of Piles

Using Alp to Estimate the Impact of Scouring on the Lateral Load Capacity of Piles

Arindam Dey and Amit Yadav (2013) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, have used Oasys Alp to assess the impact of scouring on the lateral load capacity of piles.

Retaining Walls

Case Study Video Overview - Frew

Case Study Video Overview - Frew

A video presentation showcasing some projects that have utilised Frew.
Design of Willow Spiling

Design of Willow Spiling

The use of live willow as an engineering material for slope and river bank stabilisation is both sustainable and environmentally friendly. However willow spiling has received little technical analysis or attention in the past...

Emirates Pearl Tower - Temporary Shoring System Design

Emirates Pearl Tower - Temporary Shoring System Design

Emirates Pearl Hotel & Bab El Qasr Development Project is currently the deepest dig in Abu Dhabi and a very specialised project due to the excavation’s depth and close proximity of the sea and nearby buildings.
Hong Kong Cut and Cover Tunnels – Frew Back Analyses

Hong Kong Cut and Cover Tunnels – Frew Back Analyses

The following case study discusses a second rail border crossing between Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China that has been constructed.

Innovative Deep Basement Design in Cavan, Ireland

Innovative Deep Basement Design in Cavan, Ireland

An innovative method of using raked buttress piles to support a 3-storey basement excavation has been successfully used for a large multi-storey retail development.

Novel Methods of Restraining Embedded Retaining Walls

Novel Methods of Restraining Embedded Retaining Walls

This case study focuses on the design, construction and monitoring of contiguous pile retaining walls by Van Elle.

Port Quay Wall Assessments

Port Quay Wall Assessments

A Port Authority wanted to gain an understanding of the likely impact from crane and bulk cargo loadings on a number of historic quay walls (over 150 years old gravity retaining walls) within impounded docks, and so commissioned Arup to undertake a desk based assessment of the stability of their existing walls.

Soil Movement & Stability

A40 Lledr Valley Improvement

A40 Lledr Valley Improvement

The widening and upgrade of 7.2km of the A470 Road, which runs along the Lledr Valley between North and South Wales.

Advanced Cut and Cover Tunnel Analysis

Advanced Cut and Cover Tunnel Analysis

Raison Foster Associates were asked by the contractor to investigate the stresses within the tunnel section base slab for a cut and cover tunnel.

Assessing the Influence of Soil Nail Parameters on the Stability of a Slope

Assessing the Influence of Soil Nail Parameters on the Stability of a Slope

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, have used Oasys Slope to carry out a study on the influence of soil nail parameters on the stability of slopes.
Case Study Video Overview - Slope

Case Study Video Overview - Slope

A video presentation showcasing some projects that have utilised Slope.
Case Study Video Overview - Soil Movement

Case Study Video Overview - Soil Movement

A video presentation showcasing some projects that have utilised Xdisp, Pdisp and the raft capabilities in GSA Building
Crossrail

Crossrail

Arup Associate Director, Deborah Lazarus, joined an awayday for English Heritage’s national planning and conservation team on 24 September to advise on damage assessment and monitoring along the Crossrail route. 

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion was designed by Frank Gehry and Arup. It was erected in Hyde Park and was open to the public during summer months for a set duration

The Circuit of Wales

The Circuit of Wales

The Circuit of Wales is a proposed 6km racing circuit in South Wales capable of hosting a variety of motor sport events. The £315 million project will also include a number of associated facilities such as karting, 4x4 and motocross circuits; hotel and leisure facilities; a technology park and a race academy.

The Copenhagen Metro Circle Line

The Copenhagen Metro Circle Line

The Copenhagen Metro Circle Line consists of a 15.5km metro line with 17 underground stations. The settlement analysis was undertaken using Xdisp.

Specialist Engineering Analysis

Achieving the ‘Greenest Games Ever’, the Geotechnical Engineers Challenge

Achieving the ‘Greenest Games Ever’, the Geotechnical Engineers Challenge

The bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games included a commitment to achieving “the most sustainable games ever”. This set a challenge for the design and construction of the Olympic Park that would have a significant impact on every aspect of design.

Adding seam-free pedestrian simulation to Vectorworks projects

Adding seam-free pedestrian simulation to Vectorworks projects

MassMotion and Flow have been built to be fully compatible with all the leading CAD tools. So what better project to demonstrate MassMotion’s interoperability than a ”Best Use” winner in the New York round of the Build Earth Live challenge. 

Case Study Video Overview - Safe

Case Study Video Overview - Safe

A video presentation showcasing some projects that have utilised Safe.
HOK benefits from BIM integration of pedestrian simulation

HOK benefits from BIM integration of pedestrian simulation

The global design, architectural, engineering and planning firm, HOK, moved towards 3D design in 2009, MassMotion with its IFC import and BIM compatible features has not only proved to be a tremendous time saver but a valuable addition to their workflow.

JetBlue – T5 JFK New York

JetBlue – T5 JFK New York

This new terminal at JFK International Airport in New York is a model of passenger comfort and efficiency, thanks to use of MassMotion.

Klingenthal Ski-jump, Germany

Klingenthal Ski-jump, Germany

To increase the existing facilities of the well-known winter resort of Klingenthal, Vogtland District Council decided to build a modern ski jumping facility to meet the requirements of the International Ski Association (FIS).

Maari Well Head Platform

Maari Well Head Platform

The Maari oil fields are located some 100 kilometres off the west coast of New Zealand' North Island in the Taranaki basin. GSA was used to model the plated base, deck structures and model of the well head platform jacket structure

Mamu Rainforest Walkway, Queensland, Australia

Mamu Rainforest Walkway, Queensland, Australia

The Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway is a unique tourist facility set on the edge of the Wooroonooran National Park in Queensland, Australia

Marina Bay Sands - Use of API

Marina Bay Sands - Use of API

Optimizing the design of a 5000 element structure using the COM interface between GSA and Excel.

National Aquatic Centre, Beijing, China

National Aquatic Centre, Beijing, China

The 'Water Cube' is deservedly one of the centre pieces of the Beijing Olympics 2008. GSA was key to the form-finding and analysis of the ETFE cladding as well as involvement in the initial frame design.

National Assembly for Wales

National Assembly for Wales

Another award winning building designed using GSA.

Oasys GSA helps bring Connaught Tunnel back into service on the Elizabeth Line

Oasys GSA helps bring Connaught Tunnel back into service on the Elizabeth Line

A major proportion of the Crossrail construction work has involved reusing disused rail infrastructure and so has presented engineers with new challenges. This called for fast and flexible software tools.

Office Building Evacuation Modelling

Office Building Evacuation Modelling

This extended abstract gives a brief overview of the evacuation analysis for a new office building build development in London, UK. The proposed design comprises of a large footprint building (160m x 100m) spread across 3 floors which is primarily intended...

Optimisation of High-Rise Structures Using the GSA COM-Interface

Optimisation of High-Rise Structures Using the GSA COM-Interface

Design and optimisation tool for freeform high-rise with truss façade structures

Pedestrian simulation study of Mecca

Pedestrian simulation study of Mecca

Millions of Muslims visit Mecca in Saudi Arabia annually to perform a religious pilgrimage, which is one of the largest, most culturally and geographically diverse mass gatherings in the world. A research team at Umm Al-Qura University evaluated some potential scenarios to make Tawaf and entering or exiting Hijr-Ismail easier.

Royal HaskoningDHV use MassMotion on Merseyrail projects

Royal HaskoningDHV use MassMotion on Merseyrail projects

Merseyrail pre-empts problems of growing passenger numbers at Liverpool Central and Moorfield train stations with state of the art crowd analyses.
Smart virtual pedestrians resolve congestion issues for new Beijing Airport’s iconic escalator bank

Smart virtual pedestrians resolve congestion issues for new Beijing Airport’s iconic escalator bank

Integration of MassMotion with Simio 3D and Elevate optimises passenger flow for Beijing’s new International Airport two years ahead of opening...

Stadium fire evacuation planning

Stadium fire evacuation planning

The proposed buildings constructed as part of the redevelopment will be in close proximity with this existing stadium. Therefore it was imperative to ensure that the evacuation or emergency service access for the stadium was not adversely affected by the proposals...

Structural Analysis of the Femur

Structural Analysis of the Femur

A Collaborative Tool for Surgeons and Engineers
Suction Caisson Foundation System Design

Suction Caisson Foundation System Design

The design of the suction caisson foundation system for storm loading was performed by Arup using Oasys Safe.
Tensile Fabric Structures at Dalton Park

Tensile Fabric Structures at Dalton Park

Dalton Park is an outlet shopping centre that features a variety of fabric membrane canopies analysed by GSA

The Travellers

The Travellers

Static analysis? I think not! With 10 sculptures weighing up to seven tonnes moving along a river bridge, GSA provided a state-of-the-art solution.

The Use of Advanced Evacuation Modelling for Building Design using MassMotion

The Use of Advanced Evacuation Modelling for Building Design using MassMotion

Advanced modelling using MassMotion on an evacuation model has proven beneficial in a shopping centre containing existing heritage protected structures.
Transbay Terminal Case Study

Transbay Terminal Case Study

The design for a new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco needed to demonstrate effectiveness in key areas of pedestrian activity.

Union Station Pedestrian Planning Study Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Union Station Pedestrian Planning Study Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The use of MassMotion on the redevelopment of Union Station.

Use of Oasys Software in Sustainable Projects in China

Use of Oasys Software in Sustainable Projects in China

Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) has used Oasys GSA to investigate the high value application of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) in China.

Vibration & Seismic Analysis

 Crossrail Presentation – Xdisp Tunnel Analysis as part of a BIM Solution

Crossrail Presentation – Xdisp Tunnel Analysis as part of a BIM Solution

Arup senior engineer Pietro Bologna presented his "innovative use of GIS and analysis software (Xdisp) to achieve savings in design (and construction)” at the ICE Underground Space Conference.

Air Force Memorial, Washington DC

Air Force Memorial, Washington DC

Overlooking the Pentagon and adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC, the Air Force Memorial evokes the spirit of flight as its three glimmering stainless steel spires appear to soar to the heavens.

Assessing structure vibrations with GSA

Assessing structure vibrations with GSA

On the eastern edge of the iconic Wynyard Quarter, Beca continues to play its part in the Waterfront Auckland development. Park Hyatt tasked Beca with assessing the hotel vibrations against the SCI P354 design criteria.
Frick Chemistry Laboratory

Frick Chemistry Laboratory

Arup’s multidisciplinary design for Princeton University’s new Frick Laboratory had to meet major challenges, balancing the rigorous vibration and cleanliness requirements of the laboratories themselves.

Shed 10 redevelopment, Auckland waterfront

Shed 10 redevelopment, Auckland waterfront

Shed 10 underwent refurbishment to become Auckland’s primary cruise ship terminal and an events venue. This phase of the project posed two particular structural challenges for Beca that required accurate modelling of the vibration performance of the structure.
The Architecture of the Dragonfly Wing

The Architecture of the Dragonfly Wing

A Study of the Structural and Fluid Dynamic Capabilities of the Anisoptera’s Forewing.

Environmental

Arup Angwin Eco Village, California

Arup Angwin Eco Village, California

Angwin is located in the Napa Valley in California, USA. The vision behind the development of Angwin Eco Village is to create a community with strong commitment to sustainability, social equity and environmental preservation.

Arup Greenfield Site, Bristol UK

Arup Greenfield Site, Bristol UK

The site tested by ASPIRE is a ‘greenfield’ site, located north of Bristol, in the UK. The proposed development is predominantly an office scheme, which is surrounded by small, mature, semi-rural existing communities.

Arup Infrastructure Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, South Africa

Arup Infrastructure Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, South Africa

The proposed Gautrain Rapid Rail Link entails the construction of a modern, state-of-the-art rail network consisting of two spines.

Belgian Red Cross (Croix Rouge de Belgique - CRB)

Belgian Red Cross (Croix Rouge de Belgique - CRB)

Tsunami Reconstruction Housing Project, Sri Lanka

InfraCo Africa Chyanyana Irrigation Pilot Project, Kafue District, Zambia

InfraCo Africa Chyanyana Irrigation Pilot Project, Kafue District, Zambia

The Chyanyana irrigation project serves as a joint venture between a commercial farming enterprise and small-scale farmers in the Kafue district of Zambia.

Sabre Trust Kindergarten, KEEA District, Ghana

Sabre Trust Kindergarten, KEEA District, Ghana

Arup has worked in partnership with the Sabre Charitable Trust and Davis Langdon LLP to develop and build an exemplary prototype kindergarten building for the Dwabor community.