DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF CROSS-SECTIONS
With GeoForce One the user can design and analyze reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete. The analysis also includes timber and masonry cross section with standard or generic shapes.
Definition of cross-sections with standard shape (rectangular or circular) through ad-hoc editors. | Definition of cross-sections with generic shape by means of an integrated CAD environment. | Definition of steel rebars. | Definition flexural, shear, confinement and torsional strengthening systems. | Definition of reinforced jacketing. | Definition of one or multiple load cases.
Combined biaxial-bending and axial-force checks: initial state before the application of the strengthening system, SLS, ULS. | Confinement, shear and torsion checks: for RC cross-sections, the concrete constitutive model accounts for the confinement effect. | Identification of the main features of the software. | Checks with one or multiple load cases.
VISUALIZATION AND EXPORT OF ANALYSIS RESULTS
Visualization and export of detailed reports. | Summary of used materials and strengthening systems. | Check results for initial state and SLS. | Check results for ULS before and after the application of Kerakoll strengthening systems. | Visualization of 2D and 3D interaction domains. | Visualization of moment-curvature response.
Definition of structural element with ad-hoc editors. | Elements are modeled with a variable number of cross-sections and their location along the element axis. | Modeling of strengthened ribs for arches and vaults.
FEM NONLINEAR STATIC ANALYSIS
Definition of loads and boundary conditions. | Static nonlinear analysis in two stages: initial stage, before the application of the strengthening system, under load control, final stage, with the strengthened structural element, under displacement control. | Beam/Column Finite Element with a fiber cross-section for the numerical integration of the cross-sectional response. | Nonlinear constitutive models based on plasticity and continuum damage theories.
VISUALIZATION AND POST-PROCESSING
Visualization of the analysis results of each stage. | Visualization of Contour Plots for nodal and elemental results. | Visualization of Contour Plots for sectional results: stress and strain in each point of the fiber cross-section, material status (elastic, plastic, damages, cracked, crushed, etc...), usage factors. | Load-displacement plot.