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Getting to Know GT STRUDL, the Structural Engineers Analysis Solution

At all times, and especially in challenging markets, diversification is critical for any company to survive. It’s important for structural engineers to be able to perform accurate analysis for any project they may get. These projects can be as simple as needing to add capacity to a simply supported beam or as complex as designing a hyperbolic structure made from exposed architectural steel.

Not only must structural engineers deal with varying geometrical complexities, but they must also be able to analyze different materials and check the appropriate local design codes. Design codes have become more complex and now require dynamic or nonlinear analysis. Additional requirements like vibration or blast analysis, are becoming more common as well.

GT STRUDL can perform both beam and finite element analysis and has proven solvers / multiple ways to create your analysis model, and it is fit to use on projects of any size or complexity. It is because of this versatility that engineers are not required to know and master 3 or 5, or even more separate analysis tools that can only carry out a limited scope of analysis. This allows time savings, enabling engineers to focus on and become proficient in just a single analysis tool. For engineers, this not only makes their day-to-day work easier to do, but it also reduces company costs for IT, software and training.

Although GT STRUDL has been around for longer than most other analysis tools, it has always been known for performing high-quality analysis and being capable of performing any type of analysis. When working on projects where other Hexagon solutions are used, it has native interoperability and allows engineers to leverage the work of their design department instead of duplicating their efforts.

The solution lets you:

  • Leverage both a database structure and text input
  • Build your model geometry multiple ways
  • Utilize the computing power available in modern PC’s and VM’s, due to being 64 bit
  • Fully document, allowing engineers to work in a way that makes the most sense for their needs, without limiting them to a linear workflow or relying on a solution that’s an unknowable black box

Companies need ways to implement lean business practices, which often focuses on reducing expenditure and increasing efficiency. Whether that means reducing the number of tools used or leveraging data interoperability to streamline workflows, GT STRUDL enables companies to meet those requirements.

In our Analysis Fundamentals webinar focused on GT STRUDL, new and existing users can discover first hand why engineers have relied on GT STRUDL for almost 40 years. The webinar takes place on Nov.25, and it also includes a Q&A where you can put your questions to the experts.

Follow this link to register or learn more about the Analysis Fundamentals webinar series, covering CAESAR II, PV Elite, and VVD. I look forward to seeing you on Nov.25!

About the Author

With over 15 years of experience in training, construction management, vibration, and acoustical engineering and structural engineering, Geoff has real insight into customer pain points and how CADWorx & Analysis Solutions can improve workflow, design and analysis.

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