Comprehensive Quality Assurance
Since 1983, the quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program and procedures within GT STRUDL have been some of the industry’s most rigorous and are routinely audited by nuclear power industry companies several times each year and by NUPIC (Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee) and NIAC (Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee) on a three-year cycle.
- 10CFR Part 50
- 10CFR Part 21
- ASME NQA-1-2008
- ASME NQA-1a-2009
GT STRUDL steel design offers a variety of international steel design codes for onshore steel frame structures and for offshore jacket design.
American Steel Design Codes
- AISC 14th, 13th, 9th and older Editions
- AISC ASD and LRFD
- AISI Cold-formed Steel for UNISTRUT shapes
- ANSI/AISC N690 2012, 2006, and 1994 Editions
- ASME BPVC Subsection NF 2007, 2004, 1983/1985, and 1977/1979 Editions
- ASCE Manual No. 52 for Steel Transmission Towers, 1st & 2nd Editions
- ASCE/SEI 48-05 for Steel Pole Structures
- API (LRFD & WSD-20)
- API RP 2A-WSD 21st Edition
International Design Codes
- Eurocode 3 (EC3) 2005 Edition
- ISO 19902:2007(E)
- NPD (Norwegian OPD)
- British BS5950 2001 Edition (Limit State Design)
- BS449 (British ASD)
- CAN97 (Canadian)
- Indian Standard IS800 1984 Edition (2nd Edition)
Plays Well with Other Software
GT STRUDL can import and export models via CIS/2. This allows structural data-rich models created outside of GT STRUDL to fully leverage the power of GT STRUDL. External packages can benefit from the advanced power and benefits that GT STRUDL offers.
You don’t need to build from scratch. We have pre-populated common structural analysis templates that are up to code and accurate. Customize these templates to save time and work efficiently and safely.
Verified to Work
Each version of GT STRUDL is validated and verified (V&V) for its computational quality and performance by more than 350 Base Verification test problems that are documented in the 4-volume Base Verification Manual, and by approximately 4,700 additional general V&V test problems, for a total of approximately 5,000 V&V test problems.
GT STRUDL is a fully integrated and database driven software system for general frame and finite element analysis and comprehensive structural engineering design. GT STRUDL has more than 10 functional areas that operate seamlessly with one another. Combined with amazingly fast computational speed (now 64-bit in the 2015 release), this provides virtually unlimited power and flexibility for projects of any size or complexity.
User Documentation and Support
While other solutions may only allow you to search for training and help online, Intergraph offers a full support staff to take your calls and personally answer emails. GT STRUDL documentation details functionality, application of cutting-edge technologies, implementation of structural mechanics, theoretical formulations, and design code specifications. This gives the structural engineer a full and clear understanding of GT STRUDL’s features and capabilities.
Optimized Steel Design
GT STRUDL steel design provides the structural engineer with the ability to perform steel member design and code checking pursuant to a large variety of global steel design codes dating back to the 1960s, which can be controlled by user specified parameters, absolute and relative geometric constraints, member size smoothing strategies, automatic analysis/design iterations, and many more design control options.
Intuitive Base Plate Wizard
Complex steel base plate modeling, linear and nonlinear analysis, and performance evaluations can be performed using an easy-to-use and full featured graphical interface. Users can model base plate criteria including holes; notches; tabs; anchors; attachments; stiffeners; bearing surface data; and boundary conditions representing shear lugs, edge welds, etc.
Easier Reinforced Concrete Design
Design beams, columns, one-way slabs, shear walls, and two-way flat plate and flat slab structures per ACI 318. With special member, floor slab, and wall panel automatic generation capabilities, even complex reinforced concrete building structures are easily modeled. GT STRUDL also provides detailed quantity take-offs based on design results.
Offshore Jacket and Pile Analysis
Analyze and model environmental loadings, such as wind loads, cyclic wave loads, current loads, buoyancy loads, launching and lifting loads, and seismic loads that are applied to offshore structures like fixed jacket structures, cable-stayed and tension-leg semi-submersible structures, and other rigid floating structures.
The following types of analysis can be performed: linear and nonlinear, jacket launch, stability and upending, fatigue checking using Power Spectral Density, Discreet Probability, and Deterministic methods, stress concentration factor calculations, punching shear checks, nonlinear pile-structure interaction, and code checking by the ISO 19902:2007(E),API RP 2A-WSD 21st and 20th Editions, RP 2A-LRFD 1st Edition, RP 2A 17th and 15th Editions, and NPD 1983 design code specifications.