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Privacy and Cookies

We may change this privacy notice from time to time by updating this page.

What information do we collect?

When you use this website, we may collect the following information:

  • the areas of the website that you visit
  • information about your computer, such as which browser you are using, your network location, the type of connection you are using (e.g. broadband, ADSL etc) and your IP address

We do this by using cookies, which are small files that help us track how our visitors use the website and enable us to understand where we can improve your experience. If you would like to find out which cookies we use and the information they track see our Cookies Policy.

Once you submit or register information through our website we will know who you are and your activities on this website and information about you and/or your company may be recorded on our systems. For example, we may ask for personal information when you download our software including:

  • your name
  • company name
  • email address
  • postal address
  • telephone number
  • country where you are based
  • Social media ID
  • your comments/questions
  • services/markets you are interested in

We may also collect personal information from telephone calls and/or other correspondence with you.

What do we do with the information we collect?

The information we capture is used for various purposes. The main purpose is to provide you with our services (whether available via the website or offline). We also use the information for:

  • website development
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We would like to provide you with information about our services and other information which we think you may find interesting. We may send you such information by post, email and/or telephone, unless you have asked us not to do so.

We will not provide your personal information to other organisations for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

If at any time you do not want your information used for direct marketing purposes, please contact us or follow the unsubscribe link in our marketing email messages.

Who do we share this information with?

We may share your personal information with companies acting on our behalf who will only use the information to provide that service. However, we will retain control of your data and any third party service provider that we use must act in accordance with our instructions. We may also share your personal information with a purchaser or potential purchaser of our business.

In some circumstances, we may have to disclose your personal information by law, because a court or the police or other law enforcement agency has asked us for it.

How to get copies of or amend the information we have collected

You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you under data protection laws. If you would like a copy of the information held about you please write to us at oasys@arup.com or at: Data Protection Officer, 13 Fitzroy Street, London, UK, W1T 4BQ. Please note that we may charge a small £10 administration fee for information requests.

If you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will correct or update any information as soon as we can.

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Data Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect, including locked cabinets, electronic password protection and pass card access to buildings.

If at any point you suspect or receive a suspicious communication from someone suggesting they work for Oasys or a website claiming to be affiliated with Oasys, please forward the communication to us or report the incident by email to oasys@arup.com or in writing to Oasys, 13 Fitzroy Street, London, UK, W1T 4BQ as soon as possible.

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Website Terms and Conditions

The contents of this web site are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights under international conventions. No copying of any words, images, graphic representations or other information contained in this web site is permitted without the prior written permission of the webmaster for this site.

Oasys accepts no responsibility for the content of any external site that links to or from this site.

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Software Licensing Terms

Terms and Conditions of Purchase

The full conditions of purchase and maintenance for all Oasys software are set out in the Oasys Software Licence and Support Agreement. All prices are subject to TAX at the current rate.

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice – please ask for a written quotation.

Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all information contained herein, the contents do not form or constitute a representation, warranty, or part of any contract.

Superseded Versions of Terms and Conditions

Oasys keeps copies of all superseded versions of its terms and conditions.

Maintenance & Support Services

Support and maintenance is included with all subscription licences for their full duration.

Annual maintenance contracts are available for software under a perpetual licence, prices are based on a percentage of the most recent list price.

This service includes:

  • telephone/fax/email/web based support
  • free software updates available via internet download
  • personalised output header for many products

The Travellers

Software Used on this Project

Project Overview

The Travellers is a stunning outdoor work of art in Melbourne that sits atop of the former Sandridge Bridge crossing the Yarra River, paying homage to the waves of immigrants that have come to Australia

Arup was engaged to work closely with the renowned international artist Nadim Karam of Atelier Hapsitus, Melbourne City Council, and the fabricators Silverstone Engineering and Danfab to harmonize the artistic vision with the practical realities of the creative structure. Often the line between art and engineering is a blurred one and in the case of the Travellers installation, the line vanished, leaving only the synthesis of the vision and its realisation.

Travelling through time to create a unique design

Due to the complexity of the sculptures, traditional design techniques would have take years and extensive resources, which meant that the design team needed to approach the problem in a very different way. The first part of the concept stage was thus to develop the artist’s complex designs into 3D computer analysis models.

The artist’s vision also included nine of the 10 figures moving from the south end of the bridge to their individual locations along the bridge, turning and spinning as they travelled, returning to the south end, coming together to symbolise multiculturalism.

Designing a movement system for the figures, which are each more than seven metres tall and weighing more than seven tonnes, was a challenge for the team. Arup’s design for the bogie system and rail support system needed to fit into the very tight spatial constraints of the existing Sandridge Bridge.

How Oasys proved invaluable

Creating, testing, refining

Natural frequency model in GSA

The design team realised that in order to make the sculptures constructible and practical, they would need to limit the number of curves and connections within each sculpture while keeping with the artist’s vision. To simplify the fabrication process, they decided that each figure would have no more that 47 different types of curve radii, ranging from 12cm up to 2 metres, and only four different structural sections.

Using Oasys GSA software, the Arup team tested each sculpture against a set of performance and strength based structural criteria, including directional wind and self-weight. This determined which areas in the structure were highly stressed under load, and if the overall sculpture was subject to excess sway in bad weather.

The GSA analysis quickly revealed that some areas needed additional strengthening to prevent overstress. The team then optimized the structural design to find the most efficient design, while keeping in with the limited selection of sections.

For fabrication, realising that the designs could be conveyed more effectively, the Arup team dispensed with traditional construction drawings and issued all the geometry electronically.

GSA stress plot

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