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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
  • understanding how our visitors interact on the website
  • understanding what our clients are interested in
  • understanding what potential clients are interested in
  • dealing with enquiries/concerns
  • marketing our services and people to you
  • market research
  • service development
  • internal record keeping

Marketing

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

Twelve months support and maintenance is included with most products. Thereafter maintenance is typically 20% of the current sales price.

An annual maintenance service is available for most programs after the first year.

This service includes:

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

40 tonne sculpture wins recognition for engineering excellence

The Hive open air sculpture by Tristan Simmonds of Simmonds Studio

The winner of the award for small practices in the Institution of Structural Engineer’s 2016 Structural Awards was Tristan Simmonds of Simmonds Studio for The Hive open air sculpture. Engineered using Oasys GSA the sculpture was originally designed for the British Pavilion at the Milan World’s Fair Expo in 2015 where it attracted over 3 million visitors and subsequently won the prestigious Gold medal for architecture and landscape. It is now open to the public at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.

Standing at 17 metres tall and weighing in at 40 tonnes, The Hive reminds us of the importance of pollination by honey bees in feeding the planet through an immersive sound and visual experience. 1,000 LED lights dotted around its core glow and fade, while a unique soundtrack hums in response to the activity of real bees in a beehive behind the scenes.

Created in collaboration with artist Wolfgang Buttress, The Hive is an extremely complex aluminium structure made from 30,000 CNC* fabricated parts. There are 60,000 mostly-unique parts with 169,000 individual components. Yet, while it has won 15 design and architecture awards including a coveted Civic Trust award, it is only this year that The Hive has been acknowledged as a remarkable piece of engineering.

While The Structural Awards is undoubtedly a higher profile award, we were pleased to pre-empt this recognition for engineering excellence in the 2016 Oasys Competition for projects designed using our software. The Hive was a highly-commended entry.

Analysis & Optimisation

Due to the huge number of elements and connections that required checking it was decided that the analysis model would need to be explicit as possible so that all parts could be checked in an automated way.

An attempt was made to model all offsets and connections resulting in 185,000+ element analysis models. The models were generated in CAD (Rhino) with bespoke plugins that provided a hierarchical/logical description of the geometry which could be subsequently linked back to the analysis results for processing in standalone C# applications (spreadsheets being unable to deal with these quantities of data).

185,000 element GSA analysis model showing element utilisations calculated by external bespoke software

Oasys GSA was used for the structural analysis involving, dynamic modal, buckling, seismic and footfall analysis. Because of the large number of small elements and connections Tristan found that issues like the non-perfect pin behaviour of the connections and the simple details like radii to the internal corners of chord plates made very significant changes to the stiffness and the force distribution within the structure. He therefore had to analyse and check multiple assumptions as part of the design cycle.

He developed ‘workflow’ tools including CAD plugins, analysis automation, Eurocode checking (steel and subsequently aluminium) and data management and reporting apps. The final system eventually allowed him to generate/edit the underlying Hive geometry, create detailed analysis models with all connections explicitly modelled, carry out structural (sizing) optimisation on 73000 elements to Eurocode over 125 load-cases and update 1500 parametric 3D CAD models in 24 hours.

* Computer Numerical Control

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