STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN

PSE PETROLEUM STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING® SOFTWARE

STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN

The PSE software allows to verify, design and optimize the steel members of a structure.

• Calculation of the bending, compression, tension, shear and combined resistance of steel elements.

• The program optimizes the section shapes to minimize the weight or the cost of the whole or a part of the structure. This optimization is performed based on the complete or customized list of standard section shapes or any user defined library of standard and parametric sections shapes.
• Geometrical limits can be defined to control the dimensions and properties of the section shapes selected by the optimization engine.
• The optimization engine can check various deflection criterions during the section selection process.

DESIGN IN COLD FORMED STEEL

The latest revision of the PSE software enables structural steel designers to design cold-formed steel members based on the North American specification for the design of cold-formed steel structural members covering Canada (CSA S136-16), the United States and Mexico (AISI S100-16). Cold-formed steel sections can be mixed with regular steel shapes in a model allowing to design ​hybrid structures.

Supported section shapes:
•60° and 90° angles and 90° angles with lips
•Channel with or without lips
•Z sections with or without lips
•U (Hat) sections

​ Performed design checks:
•Tension resistance (Chapter D)
•Compression resistance including distortional buckling (Chapter E)
•Bending resistance including distortional buckling (Chapter F)
•Shear resistance (Chapter G)
•Combined forces (Chapter H)
•Web yielding and web crippling at supports (Chapter G)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

•Design of steel sections or composite steel-concrete sections.
•Standard CISC, AISC or European sections or parametric section shapes (over 25 shapes available).
•All parameters required to calculate the resistance of the elements such as unbraced length, buckling lengths, buckling factors and others can be customized either graphically or from spreadsheets.
•Latest revisions of CAN/CSA S16, AISC ASD and LRFD, Eurocode 3 and 4 standards and Indian IS 800-2017.
•Singly symmetric, asymmetric and built-up section shapes are covered for all design codes.
•Limit states design of the optimized structure are presented in colors.

STEEL VERIFICATION

•Steel verification includes sections classification, resistance and stability checks according to the applicable code.
•Calculation of the bending, compression, tension, shear and combined resistance of steel and composite elements based on the results of a linear, P Delta, non-linear, seismic, dynamic or moving load analysis.
•The design of composite beams accounts for long term deflections, partial composite action, plain slab or slab cast on standard or user defined steel decks and user defined studs.
•The slab reinforcement can be considered in the calculation of the elements resistance.
•It is possible to consider the analysis of composite beams with the full composite inertia or the effective inertia in positive moment regions or the steel beam inertia in negative moment regions.
•Complete check of deflection according to a comprehensive set of criterions.

STEEL CALCULATOR

The STEEL CALCULATOR™ is a complementary application of the PSE software.

The STEEL CALCULATOR™ allows to quickly verify, design and optimize steel beams and columns. It is also an efficient validation tool to verify design results of specific elements of complex models.

Design optimization and automatic section selection features make economic and quality steel structures a reality.

KEY features

The PSE is a structural engineering software solution for the analysis, design and rehabilitation of drilling structures including drilling masts, derricks and substructures.

The advanced structural analysis of the PSE software allows engineers to achieve specialized analyses crucial to offshore and onshore projects related to the oil and gas industry.

Wind loads, based on the velocity component approach, are defined according to API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures (4th edition).

Vessel dynamic motions are defined according to API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures (4th edition).

Other environmental forces such as wave and current loads are also considered for the analysis and design of offshore drilling structures.

The PSE software allows to verify, design and optimize steel members of drilling structures according to various international design codes.

EXTRA features

Advanced Analysis

The advanced structural analysis of the PSE software allows the user to achieve specialized analyses crucial to any projects related to the oil and gas industry.

Community builder

We develop our structural software in a collaborative spirit with our customers to create innovative structural technologies tailored to their needs.

Unit Systems

Metric, imperial and mixed units systems are allowed and can be modified at any time. Reports are printed according to any unit system.

Easy to use Interface

The software is a technology built on a powerful user-friendly interface offering comprehensive analysis options and intuitive modeling features.

Outstanding support

Our technical team consist of experienced structural engineers providing relevant and effective support.

Multilingual & translatable

The PSE software is currently available in both English and French and can be translated to any other languages. This includes all documentation, tutorials and user guides.

CONTACT

  • + 1 800 810 9454 (USA & CAN)
  • + 1 418 654 9454 (INTL)
  • info@safi.com
  • 3393, Sainte-Foy Road
    Quebec City, CANADA
    G1X1S7

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