What's New in Compos 8.4

New features:

  • Detailed calculation report — Compos now produces detailed calculation report in verbose and brief formats. Brief format shows the report at critical sections.
  • New Design Codes — HKSUOS:05; HKSUOS:11.
  • Improvements to the Loads input
    • 'Linear load' option is removed as the same can be defined using 'Patch' load option.
    • Option to edit start and end distances is added to the 'Area UDL' load type.
  • EC4 design: New concrete material C32/40 — New concrete material C32/40 is made available for EC4 design code.
  • Non-composite design option — An option 'No studs (non-composite design)' has been added in stud property page. On selecting this option, Compos analyses the beam as a non-composite beam.

For more details of all the changes in Compos 8.4, refer to the Compos Change Log.

What's New in Compos 8.3 ?

New features:

  • 64-bit hardware support — Compos now supports the 64-bit capabilities of modern computer hardware. A 32-bit version of Compos will continue to be available for older machines and 32-bit versions of Windows. The two builds of Compos can read each other’s files.
  • EN 1994-1-1:2004 (Eurocode 4) — Compos now supports design to EN 1994-1-1:2004 (Eurocode 4) and EN 1994-1-1:2004 (Eurocode 4) with UK National Annex.

What's New in Compos 8.2 ?

New features:

  • BS 5950 Part 3.1 2010 amendment — 2010 amendments to BS 5950 Part 3.1 has been implemented as a new design code option to replace the draft code option in Compos 8.1.

What's New in Compos 8.1 ?

New features:

  • File history — The "History" is a list of history records, each made up of a date, time, user name and an optional note, to serve as a history of changes to the model.
  • Technical FAQ — The new Oasys Technical FAQ can be accessed via 'Help | Technical FAQ'.
  • New version checking system — A new version checking system has been implemented, giving more explicit identification of the version being run and options for periodic checking. See 'Help | About Compos'.
  • BS 5950 Part 3.1 2009 amendment (draft) — 2009 amendments (draft) of BS 5950 Part 3.1 has been implemented as a new design code option.
  • Frequency requirement in member design — Requirement for composite beam natural frequency is taken into account in member design, if a member does not meet the frequency requirement, the steel beam section will be increased until the member meets this requirement.

What's New in Compos 8.0 ?

New features:

  • 3D graphic view — 3D graphic view shows the image of the composite beam in 3D space. The composite beam can be rotated, panned, enlarged or reduced. Each of the components of the composite beam can be switch on and off individually on the graphic view to enable each of component to be examined individually
  • Area loads — Uniformly distributed area load. The area subjected to this load is the available width (may be variable) along the full length of the concrete
  • Member loads — The organisation of analysis case and analysis task definition data has been rationalised and access to this data has been improved. This is to enable the editing of the full content of analysis definition data. In achieving this Member loads have been given greater prominence than in previous versions of GSA
  • Design option to use minimum number of shear studs — Option for using minimum number of shear studs that also satisfies load capacity as well as other code requirements
  • Metal decking angle — There is no limitation on the direction of metal decking. It can be parallel or perpendicular to the beam or in any angle with the beam
  • Program produced shear stud layout — If automatic stud spacing is selected, Compos will give the actual layout of the shear studs
  • Text data file — Tab separated and comma separated (CSV) text data (ASCII) files are supported by Compos 8.0
  • COM user interface — COM (Component Object Module) user interface enables users to run Compos through the exported functions of Compos in their program, e.g. C++ program or VBA etc. This will enable Compos to be run non-interactively or in a batch operation
  • Foot-fall induced floor vibration — Foot-fall induced floor response analysis is a serviceability limit state analysis to evaluate the response of the composite floor subjects to human walking actions