Gen 2012 (v3.

1) Release Note
Integrated Design System for Building and General Structures

Enhancements
 Pre/Post Processing
(1) Static Wind Loads as per IBC 2012 (ASCE 7-10) (2) Static Seismic Loads as per IBC 2012 (ASCE 7-10) (3) Response Spectrum as per IBC 2012 (ASCE 7-10) (4) Static wind Loads as per IBC 2009 (ASCE 7-05) (5) Static Seismic Loads as per IBC 2009 (ASCE 7-05)

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(6) Response Spectrum as per IBC 2009 (ASCE 7-05)
(7) Multi-Tree Menu (8) Perform Response Spectrum & Time-history Analysis in the Same Model file (9) Display Selection option in the Legend

 Design
(1) ACI Design Code (ACI 318 - 11) (2) ACI Design Code (ACI 318 – 08)

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The need to define Importance Factor In alternate method has been eliminated The need to define Importance Factor has been Eliminated in Directional Procedure (Earlier Analytical Method ) Load > Lateral Loads > Static Wind Loads Static Wind Loads (Alternate Method) Static Wind Loads ( Directional Procedure ) 3 .1) Release Note 1. Static Wind Loads as per IBC 2012 (ASCE7-10) • Wind Design Specifications and Commentary of Buildings 2012 • Changes in IBC 2012 (1) Importance Factor.Gen 2012 Pre/Post Processing Enhancements Gen 2012 (v3.

5-1 of ASCE7-10 .1) Release Note 2. Load > Lateral Loads > Static Seismic Loads Period Calculator Static Seismic Loads 4 .Gen 2012 Pre/Post Processing Enhancements Gen 2012 (v3. Static Seismic Loads as per IBC 2012 (ASCE7-10) • Seismic Design Specifications and Commentary of Buildings 2012 • Changes in IBC 2012 (1) Risk Category : As defined in Table 1.

Gen 2012 Pre/Post Processing Enhancements Gen 2012 (v3. Response Spectrum as per IBC 2012 (ASCE7-10) • Seismic Design Specifications and Commentary of Buildings 2012 • Changes in IBC 2012 No significant changes has been made as compared to the IBC 2009.1) Release Note 3. Load > Response Spectrum Analysis Data > Response Spectrum Function Response Spectrum Design Function 5 .

(2) Topographic . Hill Height . Topographic Effects Static Wind Loads 6 . Load > Lateral Loads > Static Wind Loads 4. The user can specify mean roof height. Hill Length & Crest Building Distance. Topographic effects can be considered which includes Hill Shape . The Net Pressure Coefficient can be referred from figure 6-19 (ASCE7-05) (4) Wind Eccentricity Wind Eccentricity can now be considered.Gen 2012 Pre/Post Processing Enhancements Gen 2012 (v3. Building Location.1) Release Note • Wind Design Specifications and Commentary of Buildings 2009 (Alternate Method ) • Changes in IBC 2009 (1) Mean Roof Height . Static Wind Loads as per IBC 2009 (ASCE7-05) Alternate Method (3) Net Pressure Coefficient (Cnet) Net pressure coefficient to be used in Wind Loads for Open Buildings.

Analytical Method Load > Lateral Loads > Static Wind Loads Topographic Effects Static Wind Loads 7 . .1) Release Note • Wind Design Specifications and Commentary of Buildings 2009 (Analytical Method) • Changes in IBC 2009 (1) Directional Factors Directional Factors as specified in ASCE7-05 table 6-4 can be considered.Gen 2012 Pre/Post Processing Enhancements Gen 2012 (v3. (2) Wind Eccentricity Wind Eccentricity can now be considered.

1 of ASCE7-05 (5) Fu: Long Period Site Coefficient (at 1 s-period) .4. spectral response acceleration parameter at a period of 1second as defined in section 11.2 s-period) . as defined in section 11.4.3 (6) Sd1: Design . 5 percent damped. Static Seismic Loads as per IBC 2009 (ASCE7-05) (1) Ss: Mapped MCE.4.1 of ASCE7-05 (2) Fa: Short Period Site Coefficient (at .Gen 2012 Pre/Post Processing Enhancements Gen 2012 (v3. as defined in section 11. spectral response acceleration parameter at a period of 1 second as defined in section 11.4. 5 percent damped.5 (9) Approximate Period: Calculated automatically by the program as defined in 12. spectral response acceleration parameter at a period of 1s as defined in section 11.4 (7) Occupancy Category: As specified in table 1-1 (8) Period Coefficient: Cu & Tl as defined in section 11.4. 5 percent damped .1) Release Note 5. spectral response acceleration parameter at a period of 1s as defined in section 11.3 (3) Sds: Design . 5 percent damped .4.4.8-2 Load > Lateral Loads > Static Seismic Loads Period Calculator Static Seismic Loads 8 .4 (4) S1: Mapped MCE .

Sds. have been added .Fv.Fa . Period : Can be defined .Gen 2012 Pre/Post Processing Enhancements Gen 2012 (v3. (3) TL : Long Tran.1) Release Note 6. S1. (2) Response Modification Coefficient (R ) : Can be defined.Sd1. Load > Response Spectrum Analysis Data > Response Spectrum Function Response Spectrum Design Function 9 . Response Spectrum Design Function as per IBC 2009 (ASCE7-05) • Seismic Design Specifications and Commentary of Buildings 2009 • Changes in IBC 2009 (1) Parameters : Ss.

1) Release Note 7. it was not allowed to run response spectrum and time-history analysis simultaneously. Multi-Tree Menu • To enhance the GUI features Multi-Tree Menu has been introduced so that the user can work on Works Tree and Group Tree simultaneously. Now. it is not necessary to use separate model files to perform both analyses. Perform Response Spectrum & Time-history Analysis in the Same Model file • In the previous versions. It is especially useful for wide screen users. Tools> Customize> Tree Menu 2 Multi-Tree Menu 8.Gen 2012 Pre/Post Processing Enhancements Gen 2012 (v3. 10 .

1) Release Note 9. Solid Stresses Automatic Generation of Load Combination 11 . Results> Forces > Plate Forces/Moments Results> Stresses > Plate Stresses. Display Selection option in the Legend • It is useful when graphic results are included in the report.Gen 2012 Pre/Post Processing Enhancements Gen 2012 (v3.

13 Members not designated as part of the seismic-force-resisting system.Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3. (2) For Non-Seismic Design: Do not apply seismic design for the selected members.1) Release Note 1. (3) For Non-Seismic-Force Resisting System : Apply the clause 21. Note : Available only when Special Moment Frames is selected. Design> General Design Parameter > Seismic Design Type Seismic Design Type 12 . Reinforced Concrete Design as per ACI 318-08 and ACI 318-11 Member type for seismic design (1) For Seismic Design: Apply seismic design for the selected members.

4.2. Refer Beam : 21. Column : 21. Refer Beam : 21. Design> Concrete Design Parameter > Design Code :Select (Special Moment Frames) Concrete Code Design (Special Moment Frames ) 13 .5. Column : 21.1) Release Note Beam/Column: Special Moment Frames (1) R factor : R is the factor to consider Vc=0 for the Special Moment Frame.6.1.6.Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3. You can also select individual members using General Design Parameter>Seismic Design Type.5.4.5.1 (3) Member Types to be excluded in Seismic Design >Select member types for which seismic design is not applied.5.2 4 (2) Ve1 : Design Shear Force is calculated based on Mpr for the Special Moment Frame.

1. Column : 21.3.3.1) Release Note Beam/Column: Intermediate Moment Frames • Design features and commentary as per ACI 318-08/11 for Intermediate Moment Frame (1) Ve1 & Ve2 : Design shear forces for the Intermediate Moment Frame Refer : 21.3.2 Design> Concrete Code Design> Design Code : Intermediate Moment Frame Concrete Code Design (Intermediate Moment Frames) 14 .Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3.3.

9) Design> Concrete Code Design> Design Code : Ordinary Moment Frame Concrete Code Design (Ordinary Moment Frames) 15 . any input is not required for Special RC Structural Wall (Clause 21.Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3.1) Release Note Beam/Column : Ordinary Moment Frames • Design features and commentary as per ACI 318-08/11 for Ordinary Moment Frame (1) For the Ordinary Moment Frames.

6.Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3.6.9.15fc’ Design> Concrete Design Parameter> Design Code : Check On Special RC Structural Wall Concrete Code Design (Special RC Structural Wall) 16 .9. Mu/(4Vu)] 21.6.9.2fc’ fc ≥ 0.2 Boundary element condition Boundary element vertical length c ≥ lw/600(δu/hw) ※ δu = δe*Cd/Ie (Design displacement) MAX[lw.6.9 Special structural walls Boundary Element Methods are provided as per 21.1) Release Note Reinforced Concrete Wall • Design features and commentary as per ACI 318-08/11 (1) Shear Wall Type : 21.3 fc ≥ 0.3 21.9.2 and 21.

Boundary Element reinforcement input is activated Design> Concrete Design Parameter> Design Criteria for Rebars / Design Criteria for Rebars by Member Design Criteria for Rebars by Member Design Criteria for Rebars 17 .Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3.1) Release Note Reinforced Concrete Wall • Design features and commentary as per ACI 318-08/11 (1) When Special RC Structural Wall is checked on.

• Stress Based Method: 21.6. • Displacement Based Method: 21.6.9.1) Release Note Reinforced Concrete Wall • Design features and commentary as per ACI 318-08/11 (1) Boundary Element design method and reference wall can be determined by Wall ID.Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3.9.3.2. Design> Concrete Design parameter>Boundary Element Method by Wall ID Boundary Element Method 18 .

“B. • YES: Boundary Element is necessary.E.1) Release Note Reinforced Concrete Wall • Design features and commentary as per ACI 318-08/11 (1) Wall Design Result Dialogue Box : When Special RC Structural Wall is checked on. • .: Boundary Element is not necessary Design> Concrete Code Design >Wall Design Wall Design 19 .Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3.” is included.

“B.Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3. - Design> Concrete Code Design >Wall Design Wall Design 20 .1) Release Note Reinforced Concrete Wall (1) Wall Design Result Dialogue Box : When Special RC Structural Wall is checked on.E.E.E.-Rebar.-L When Boundary Element is necessary. the required length of Boundary Element. Description Required horizontal reinforcement size and spacing in the Boundary Element Boundary Element is necessary. B.-L” is included.-Rebar B. A-B-Dxx @yyy A : Number of rebars in the direction of wall thickness B : Number of rebars in the direction of wall length Dxx : Transverse rebar size yyy : Transverse rebar spacing Not Use C (Length Unit) Boundary Element is not necessary. B.E.

1) Release Note Reinforced Concrete Wall • Design features and commentary as per ACI 318-08/11 (1) Wall Design Report Design> Concrete Code Design >Wall Design report Graphic Report Detail Report Summary Report 21 .Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3.

1) Release Note Reinforced Concrete Wall • Design features and commentary as per ACI 318-08/11 (1) Display Option : Display Options relating to Boundary Elements results have been added View > Display Option Display Option 22 .Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3.

2) Seismic Load Factor : Select the Seismic load factor as per service and strength level . Load Combinations as per ACI 318-08 and ACI 318-11 • Design features and commentary as per ACI 318-11 1) Wind Load factor : Select the Wind Load Factor as per service and strength level.Gen 2012 Design Gen 2012 (v3.1) Release Note 2.6 & 1.4 respectively whereas when we select Strength-Level the Wind Loads & Seismic Loads are multiplied by a factor of 1. Results> Combinations >Concrete Design > Design Code: ACI 318-08 & ACI 318-11 Automatic Generation of Load Combination 23 . When we select Service level the Wind Loads & Seismic loads are multiplied by a factor of 1.

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