Introducing SACS 12.0 CONNECT Edition Update

SACS 12.0 CONNECT Edition Update

SACS 12.0 CONNECT Edition release enhancements include:

Collapse Enhancements

The Collapse program has been enhanced to include the effects of both large rotations and large deflections. As a result, the program is now able to predict very large deformations. The Arc-length Iterative approach has been added to help predict unloading behavior at local and global limit points. An automatic sub incrementation scheme is included to improve the convergence rate and to avoid multiple runs.

SCF Determination from Hotspot Stress extraction using FE Analysis

Automatic Stress Concentration Factor (SCF) Extraction – The Joint Mesh program has been enhanced to automatically generate a mesh and POST input file to be used to determine SCFs.  The meshed joint is automatically inserted into the global SACS model which allows the user to include flexibility of the structure for SCF calculations. The SACS POST program has been enhanced to calculate the ‘Hot Spot Stress’ and SCFs.  Precede has been enhanced to display ‘Hot Spot Stress’, nominal stress, and SCF labels.

Add Eurocode 1993 code check for Circular Hollow Section

Added Eurocode 3: 2005 code check option for tubulars.

Update dynamic response documentation

Update dynamic response documentation to clarify the PRST and PRSC combination method. Current documentation states the modal responses results in all positive stresses which isn't correct. Documentation should state that the stress could either be positive or negative, so the PRST/PRSC combinations are required. Also added documentation for Harris spectrum coherence function calculation as the reference for the equation is not easily obtained.

Show results for multiple load sequences in Collapse View

Collapse View can now show the results for multiple load sequences.