GSA Analysis

GSA Analysis Benefits

  1. Perform day to day analysis and solve complex engineering problems within the same environment
  2. Spend less time creating models! GSA Analysis is developed around a highly intuitive graphical environment, which means more time can be spent on other parts of the design and analysis
  3. Integration with Autodesk’s Revit Structure and other advanced modelling software will ensure high integrity of model transfer and also accurate model coordination

About This Software

Get powerful, intuitive analysis

GSA Analysis gives engineers a highly intuitive nonlinear analysis software tool to realise the potential of their design, whatever and wherever it is. This structural analysis software program is used across the globe on all manner of projects.

The essential engineering analysis tool

From beams to tall buildings, from simple structures to the most complex, GSA Analysis is the program to help solve engineering problems.

 

With this software, engineers can easily carry out 3-D linear, P-delta, non-linear static analysis and more. They can also carry out Modal and Ritz vibration analyses with or without the stiffening effects of loads, including seismic and time-history assessment.

Highly intuitive editing makes for rapid model creation and sculpting of models. Because the program is built to work with Revit Structure, users can export from Revit to GSA Analysis and update Revit from their GSA Analysis models. They can even create new Revit models from GSA.

Originally developed in-house at Arup, GSA Analysis was used on prestigious projects such as Khalifa Stadium in Doha and the Angel of the North in the UK. The software is now the program of choice for leading engineers.

Principle features

Nonlinear analysis

Analyse structures with large (and indeed very large) deflections, plastic yielding of materials, snap-through, sway effects, and more. GSA Analysis uses the dynamic relaxation method to enable you to analyse structures that other programs will not touch.

Buckling

GSA Analysis enables you to calculate the buckling load factors on a range of structures, from complex frames to shell structures and lateral torsional buckling of plate girders. It also includes non-linear buckling effects so you can plot the deflections of columns and struts against load to accurately assess safety factors.

Dynamic analysis and response

GSA Analysis includes both modal analysis for calculation of the natural dynamic frequencies of your structure and Ritz analysis specially designed for seismic response calculations. You can choose to include axial load effects to change stiffnesses in both these methods.

Following on from the modal or Ritz analysis, GSA Analysis enables you to calculate the structural response using a number of dynamic post processors, including seismic response to multiple international codes, linear time history, harmonic loads for vibrating machinery, and more.

Stages

With staged analysis you can assess the model at any stage in construction, remove elements, and change sections and restraints, all coordinated in a single model.