AxisVM X6 NEW FEATURES

Each version of AxisVM includes new and improved features developed in part based on user feedback.
With the enhanced efficiency of AxisVM X6, complex and time-consuming modeling is now easier and quicker than ever before.

REVIEW OF MAIN NEW FEATURES

GENERAL FEATURES

●  Smart command line and search
Most of the commands and settings of AxisVM are accessible directly through a simple search function. By typing in letters of the command, a list of matches is displayed. The content of the list depends on the active tab of the main AxisVM window, e.g. the Static tab allows selecting result components, while the Elements tab does not. Load cases can be selected in both tabs

●  Enhanced selection filter
A selection can be filtered based on domain type (ribbed, hollow core, trapezoidal steel deck, XLAM, etc). The filter retains the last setting.

ELEMENTS

●  New parametric cross-section types:
Parametric double wedged I, crossed I, SFB, IFB, symmetric and asymmetric HSQ profiles

●  Eccentric beams
ey and ez eccentricities can be defined with an alignment point on the bounding envelope of the cross-section, or by entering custom values. Eccentricity of a beam placed on the top of other beams is calculated and updated automatically. Stiffness of the eccentric connection can also be controlled.

●  Winkler-Pasternak elastic foundation
This type of surface support also includes a shear layer.

LOADS

●  Display of color-coded surface loads of all load cases of a load group in a single view

●  Generate wind loads from a CFD model (new CFD module)
Export the model via an STL file for computational wind tunnel analysis and then import the nodal pressure values via a special file and convert them into static or dynamic loads.

●  Applying eccentric concentrated or distributed loads on beams and ribs
Instead of defining moments, loads can be created with an ey and ez eccentricity.

●  Rules to generate custom combinations in the critical load group combinations table

●  Define the direction of spectra for seismic analysis

RESULTS AND REPORTS

●  Results display in rendered view

●  Rendered view can display distribution of normal stress within the cross-section of a beam

●  Rendered view can display top and bottom components of surface stresses, reinforcement amounts, and crack width values simultaneously (RC1 module)

DESIGN

●  Utilization result component and diagrams for reinforced concrete columns (RC2 module)

●  Calculation of the required reinforcement for reinforced trapezoid steel decks. (RC1 module)

●  Shear design of reinforced concrete walls (RC5 module)

●  Design calculation report for reinforced concrete columns (RC2 module)

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Intelligens parancssor és kereső szűrő

Smart command line and search

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Továbbfejlesztett szűrő kijelölő palettához

Enhanced selection filter

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Új parametrikus szelvénytípusok

Parametric double wedged I, crossed I, SFB, IFB, symmetric and asymmetric HSQ profiles

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Külpontos rúdelemek

Eccentric beams

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Terhek egyidejű megjelenítése

Display of color-coded surface loads of all load cases of a load group in a single view

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Koncentrált vagy megoszló terhek

Applying eccentric concentrated or distributed loads on beams and ribs

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Mértékadó tehercsoport kombinációk

Rules to generate custom combinations in the critical load group combinations table

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Eredménymegjelenítés látványterven

Results display in rendered view

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Rúdszerkezeteknél normálfeszültségek

Rendered view can display distribution of normal stress within the cross-section of a beam

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Felület feszültségek

Rendered view can display top and bottom components of surface stresses,
reinforcement amounts, and crack width values simultaneously (RC1 module)

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Intelligens parancssor és kereső szűrő

Smart command line and search

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Továbbfejlesztett szűrő kijelölő palettához

Enhanced selection filter

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Új parametrikus szelvénytípusok

Parametric double wedged I, crossed I, SFB, IFB, symmetric and asymmetric HSQ profiles

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Külpontos rúdelemek

Eccentric beams

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Terhek egyidejű megjelenítése

Display of color-coded surface loads of all load cases of a load group in a single view

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Koncentrált vagy megoszló terhek

Applying eccentric concentrated or distributed loads on beams and ribs

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Mértékadó tehercsoport kombinációk

Rules to generate custom combinations in the critical load group combinations table

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Eredménymegjelenítés látványterven

Results display in rendered view

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Rúdszerkezeteknél normálfeszültségek

Rendered view can display distribution of normal stress within the cross-section of a beam

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Felület feszültségek

Rendered view can display top and bottom components of surface stresses, reinforcement amounts, and crack width values simultaneously (RC1 module)

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AxisVM is dynamically expanded with stand-alone modules that make everyday jobs easier,
allowing users to extend their existing configuration to suit their needs.

AxisVM is dynamically expanded with stand-alone modules that make everyday jobs easier, allowing users to extend their existing configuration to suit their needs.

NEW MODULES

  • IN RELEASE X6 R1

7DOF MODULE

beam element with 7 degrees of freedom

This module provides the option to define beams with 7 degrees of freedom. The additional, 7th DOF represents the warping of the cross-section.
A circular cross-section of a bar, or a circular hollow section will remain in-plane as a result of uniform twisting, however, all other section types will experience warping of the cross-section.
Warping occurs when the twisting of a member results in the cross-sections distorting out-of-plane along the direction of the members longitudinal axis. If the out-of-plane distortion is restrained or prevented, longitudinal stresses and strains develop in the member. Warping can be constrained by a support or concentrated torque.

Constrained warping can significantly affect the stress distribution in thin-walled beams and columns, which should be considered in the design. Warping is also important if the members of the structure are sensitive to lateral-torsional buckling.

CFD MODULE

computational fluid dynamics interface

Design codes/standards provide guidance for the inclusion of wind pressure factors only for structures with close to regular geometry. In the case of more complex or compound structures, these methods are not applicable, and the pressure coefficients must be determined individually by a fluid dynamics simulation (CFD modeling) or a wind tunnel test. The CFD module allows for importing these results into AxisVM.

The CFD module is a generic interface which enables defining pressures caused by flowing substances over domains or load panels.

IMP MODULE

GEOMETRIC IMPERFECTIONS BASED ON BUCKLING SHAPES

Structural analysis is usually performed on an idealized, geometrically perfect model. However, in reality, the geometry of the structure, materials, and load positions are also imperfect due to slopes, residual stresses, the eccentricity of loads. The IMP module of AxisVM allows users to account for such geometric imperfections, which can be created by scaling and then superimposing the buckling-mode shapes. The effect of imperfections can be taken into account via a geometrically nonlinear analysis on a load combination, which includes imperfection-type load cases.

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