Release 8.4 includes improved UI and now compatible with Indian and Canadian standards

The 8.4 release of Oasys AdSec, the analysis program for sections under load, has expanded its range of international design codes to include Indian IRC and Canadian CSA standards alongside the Eurocodes.

The software also includes an improved interface and now enables engineers to edit and query models from within graphics.

Additional material models are built in to the new release and standard curves are provided as templates. According to Oasys, this makes it easier for users to edit, adjust and test the use of different materials and combinations.

Oasys AdSec can handle sections made from concrete, steel or fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP), or any combinations of these materials. The developers say it is ideal for both new build projects, for instance designing a composite mega column or checking a pre-stressed floor, and refurbishments where it can reveal the potential for improving existing beams and columns (users can combine long-term dead loads with short-term imposed loads).

Oasys AdSec is frequently used in conjunction with other Oasys programmes including Pile for analysing vertical load capacity, ALP for lateral pile loading and Frew for retaining wall analysis.

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