LUSAS Bridge has a host
of easy to use results processing and viewing facilities to help you
get the most from your analysis.
- Results for all or
selected parts of a model can be viewed using separate layers for
diagram, contour, vector and discrete value datan be
viewed using separate layers for diagram, contour, vector and
discrete value data.
- Loadcases are
selected on a window basis allowing multiple views of the model
with each window displaying results for different loadcases.
- Basic load
combinations allow for manual definition of loadcases to be
included and load factors to be used.
- Envelopes of multiple
loadcases provide maximum and minimum results.
- Smart Combinations generate
maximum and minimum results, taking account of adverse and
relieving effects, substantially reducing the number of
combinations and envelopes required.
- Bending moments,
shear forces, and deflections can be plotted.
- Contour ranges and
vector/diagram scales can be controlled locally in each window or
set globally to apply to all windows.
- Results can be
displayed in global or local directions, in element directions, or
at any specified orientation
- Results can be
plotted on deformed or undeformed mesh plots and on fleshed or
unfleshed beam sections.
- Multiple slices may
be cut through 3D solid models on arbitrary planes and made
visible or invisible in any window.
- Results can be
selectively output to spreadsheet applications for additional
calculation and graphing uses.
- For concrete modelling,
plotting of crack width contours and values can be carried out for
supported design codes by a variety of means.
User defined results
user-defined results calculation facility allows LUSAS model and
results parameters to be used in arithmetic expressions to give
spreadsheet-style capabilities inside all LUSAS software products. It
offers an alternative to external results manipulation. However,
unlike external spreadsheet calculations, because all calculations are
done inside LUSAS and based upon current model and results data, the
values obtained can be automatically be recalculated at the press of a
button if the model data is edited or if results change.
definition, the user results components created can be selected by
name from the Component drop-down list on the Contours, Values, and
Diagrams layers properties dialogs. All standard LUSAS results
processing, viewing, animating, graphing, printing and report
capabilities can be used with any user-defined results components
Animations of results -
particularly useful for animating mode shapes, viewing of structural
response to moving loads and seismic events, and for investigating the
spread of concrete cracking or yielded material - can be created and
saved as AVI files for use in other Windows applications.
A graph wizard provides a step by
step means of selecting results data to be drawn on a graph. Numerical
data used to create the graph is displayed in a grid format alongside.
Arbitrary line sections may also be taken through any surface model or
on a slice cut through a three-dimensional solid model.
displacement history, and incremental displacement results tables can be
produced for selected model locations to assist staged construction
Results values for
individual results components and entities can be tabulated using the
Print Results wizard. These may be transferred to other applications
using standard Windows copy and paste operations. Model and results
views can be printed directly, saved as high resolution BMP, JPG, or
WMF files, or be copied and pasted direct into other applications.
reports can be created for selected members, and general modelling,
loadcase and results data can be selected on an element, feature type,
group, and loadcase basis for inclusion in a main report. Screenshots,
saved images, graphs and one-click reports can also be included.
time a report is created, up-to-date modelling and results data is
used to ensure compatibility at all times.
Report data may be
exported to Excel spreadsheets as well as be exported into other
formats including PDF, HTML and RTF (for use in Word) for quality
assurance, model checking, and results listing purposes.
3rd Party Software
The contents of a model window can be saved or copied for use in
creating reports in applications such as MS Word. All results can be output for use in
spreadsheet applications such as MS Excel where additional graphing or calculations can be