STKO | Scientific ToolKit for OpenSees |
STKO (Scientific ToolKit for OpenSees) is an extended version of MPC, specialized to interact with OpenSees: STKO inherits all the capabilities of MPC in modeling, meshing, data preparation and visualization. It also contains extension modules to translate MPC models into input files for the OpenSees solver and to visualize analysis results with all the capabilities which MPC offers.
WHY Scientific ToolKit for Opensees IS SO INNOVATIVE
… features advanced CAD modeling tools, import-export of common CAD file formats, geometry repair tools, and a comprehensive set of meshing algorithms.
… is easily customizable via a python-based scripting interface. So custom components can be easily specified and added to the standard document, to fit the end-user needs.
… can then produce input files for OpenSees with all the information inputed by the user.
Import-export of open file formats (STEP and IGES)
Linear | Quadratic
Uniform by divisions
Uniform by size
Biased by size and bias factor
Biased by number and bias factor
Dual-biased by size and bias factors
2D un-structured for triangles and quadrilaterals
3D un-structured for tetrahedrons
2D structured for triangles and quadrilaterals
3D structured for hexahedrons
Uniaxial | nD
Uniform exitation pattern
Multi-support exitation pattern
… features all common visualization algorithms (edge/surface color map, volume rendering, iso-lines, iso-surfaces, vector plots, etc..). Post processing also includes advanced visualization algorithms for beam/column and shell elements equipped with discretized (fiber) cross sections.
… is easily customizable via a python-based scripting interface. Therefore, results can be estracted and manipulated using custom python-scripts, allowing the end-user to produce custom information.
Finally, STKO uses an efficient opensource third-party database library for storing results. The MPCORecorder is a new recorder class for OpenSees that allows OpenSees to write results data in the format required by STKO.
All these features in one Software: STKO, a revolutionary visualization toolkit for Opensees
FILE AND DATABASES
Save/Load existing post-processor files (restore plots, charts, etc.)
Import of one or multiple MPCO output databases
Surface color map
Volume color map
Beam/Shell fiber-section plot
Extract chart data from database:
From gauss points
Python scripting interface
STKO provides the HDF5 database library on standard and advanced visualization techniques in post-processing and the structure of the proposed file format.
It most of all includes Python-based scripting interface for manipulation and customization of results and the implementation of the new recorder class in OpenSees. STKO shows numerical applications. It also provides examples of soil-structure interactions, visualization of beam and shell data defined at gauss and at sub-integration points. Moreover the management of output database via user-defined scripts, extrapolation and manipulation of data for production of new custom results.
Post processing of shell results at gauss points and at through-the-thickness integration points (fibers).
Post processing of beam-column results by means of a fiber-section plot, that allows the user to visualize results such as strain/stress at each fiber of each gauss points of beam-column elements.
Meshing algorithms in STKO pre-processor. Global and local edge seed, unstructured and structured mesh algorithms, triangle/tetrahedron, quadrilateral/hexahedron, linear and quadratic interpolations.
Post processing of beam-column results by means of a gauss-point plot, that allows the user to visualize results such at each gauss points of beam-column elements.
SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTION ANALYSIS
Post-processing of a soil-foundation-structure-interaction problem. Visualization of results on solid elements by means of a volume plot.
Comparative study of different approches to simulate absorbing boundaries in soil-structure interaction problems.
3D Analysis of Soil-Pile interaction with contact elements.