SACS CONNECT Edition V13.2 – CL release includes enhancements including:
AISC 15th provisions code check is now available using new options 5A, 5B, and 5L
Box, Tee, Rectangular Tube, Wide Flange, Plate Girder, Channel, Angle, Unsymmetrical Plate Girder, Double Web Plate Girder, Boxed-in Plate Girder sections have been updated with the latest AISC 15th provisions. Revised section E7 has been implemented, and new checks for lateral torsional buckling and local buckling of Box/RTB and Tee sections have been added.
SACS Collapse Advanced Updates
Wave Response can now read in force time history from FLEX5 and BHAWC input
Wave Response can now read time history joint loads using FLEX5 and BHAWC file formats.
Pile 3D can now apply Base Shear and Base moment at the pile tip
This enhancement allows Pile 3D program to account for Base Shear and Base Moment applied to the pile tip. This effect is significant for gravity type and rigid piles with large diameter and ratio of length to diameter between 2 and 6 and may increase lateral stiffness and lead to a better design. This enhancement enables the Pile 3D program to calculate Base Shear by interpolating the pile tip T-Z curve using pile tip displacement and calculates Base Moment by interpolating P-Y curve using the corresponding rotation. Both effects are then added to the soil stiffness at pile tip
Import FEMAP model into SACS
SACS can now import plates and solid elements created in FEMAP. The import is part of Precede graphic modeler. Currently, only plates, cubes, and tetrahedrons are imported.