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Sesam – GeniE workshop Learning the basic and getting started SESAM User Course GeniE Workshop: Learning

the basics and getting started
„ Start GeniE by clicking the shortcut on your screen: „ Create a new workspace (File > New Workspace). Let units be m, kg, N. „ Read input file containing sections, material and plate thicknesses:

C:\Program Files\DNVS\GeniE 5.3-10\Examples\B2_GeniE_Small_Topside\JS\SectAndMat_v_1.js
„ In command line area see

that several commands have been read. Also see (upper right area of window) that a default section (I600) and default material (St44) have been defined.
„ Insert a guide plane (Insert >

Guiding Geometry > Guide Plane Dialog) with the data shown. Note the alternative and more simple way of entering the corner coordinates, i.e. just numbers separated by spaces.
„ See that a guide plane

appears. Use the Fit (F9) and View from Y (F7) buttons.

Click to change, then click one of the other values and make sure the sketch of the guiding plane in the dialog is updated before clicking OK.

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„ Change default section to I400 and insert two more beams: August 27. All rights reserved.Sesam – GeniE workshop Learning the basic and getting started „ Insert beams (section I600) as shown below by clicking Beam button: and then clicking in the guide plane. 2008 © DNV Software. 4 .

August 27. . i. „ Select both beams (first make sure selection button is pressed and then click and shift+click).Apply + OK will rotate twice. See below. 5 . use Cancel to close the dialog.Sesam – GeniE workshop Learning the basic and getting started „ Rotate to Iso view (F5).OK will rotate and close the dialog. 180 degrees. 2008 © DNV Software. Use RMB to open Edit Beams dialog.Apply will rotate and keep the dialog open.e. „ The model should now look like this: „ The effects of the OK and Apply buttons when rotating the local coordinate system should be noted: . . Vertical beams (columns) should be rotated 90º about their axes. All rights reserved.

Make a copy of the frame as shown below (copy in Y-direction).Structure (i. 6 . don’t show guide plane any more). August 27. Then use RMB to open the Copy dialog. Note that a preview of the copy may be shown by checking the Preview box. „ Change view to Modelling .e.Sesam – GeniE workshop Learning the basic and getting started „ See that the beams are listed in the Structure folder in the browser. 2008 © DNV Software. Click Apply to perform the copying. Then Cancel the dialog as no more copying is desired. „ Select all beams by dragging a rubberband. All rights reserved.

0. Click one of the ends of one of the two upper horizontal beams and see that the coordinate (2.5).5). Click in the End 1 field (you don’t have to delete the data there).6. Edit the data of End 1 to (5. C. Do a similar process for End 2 to get coordinate (5.5. A C D B August 27. D. 2008 © DNV Software.5) pops up in the End 1 field. 7 .Sesam – GeniE workshop Learning the basic and getting started „ Insert a beam by the Insert Beam dialog. B. Specify appropriate end coordinates as follows: A.0. All rights reserved.

B. Specify the Translation vector of the copy process as follows: A.Sesam – GeniE workshop Learning the basic and getting started „ Copy the new beam. 8 . C. All rights reserved. 2008 © DNV Software. Click Apply. Click point 1 and thereafter point 2 and see that the appropriate vector appears. See the resulting model next page. Click in the Translation vector field. August 27. A 1 2 „ Make another copy of the beam to connect the other ends of the two lower horizontal beams.

Y. All rights reserved. Z fixed X. Z fixed „ Insert a load case name LC1 (Insert > Load Case). Adjust the fixations so that all rotations are free and translations are fixed as indicated by the figure below.Sesam – GeniE workshop Learning the basic and getting started „ Add supports (Insert > Support > Support Point) in the four lower corners of the model.Structure’ view to ‘Default display’. Z fixed Z fixed Y. The point p1 is specified by clicking in the field followed by clicking in the model. August 27. See that this appears as the default load case (upper area of the window). 2008 © DNV Software. 9 . „ Select the supports and use the RMB to open the Properties dialog. „ Fill LC1 with a point load (Insert > Explicit Load > Point Load) and enter data as shown below. „ To see the point load revert from ‘Modelling .

„ Run the analysis: . 2008 © DNV Software. .First create an analysis activity: Tools > Analysis > Activity Monitor and click OK. „ Fill LC2 with a line load (Insert > Explicit Load > Line Load) and enter data as shown below. August 27. All rights reserved.Then click Start in the Activity Monitor. Select points p1 and p2 by clicking the model (insertion point jumps from p1 to p2). 10 .Sesam – GeniE workshop Learning the basic and getting started „ Insert a load case name LC2 and see that this appears as the new default load case.

Try some of the features explained in Part 1 – User interface.) as explained in a tutorial found as follows: . 11 .All’ or ‘Results with Mesh’ view. . .Switch to ‘Results . .To see results better switch to Wireframe view: „ If time permits: Conclude this workshop by getting familiar with some program basics (graphics.Sesam – GeniE workshop Learning the basic and getting started „ See that analysis succeeded: „ To view results do as follows: .Give Help > Help Topics (F1) to open GeniE help in browser.Open the Result presentation dialog (Tools > Analysis > Presentation) and present some results. All rights reserved. pages 4 – 13. August 27. selections. 2008 © DNV Software.Click ‘Example Index’ in the left column and go to the second tutorial named ‘Learn the user interface and how to …’. . etc. settings.