Gen-nGen Interface

September 28, 2021
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OVERVIEW

 

It is a midas user's guide that allows you to utilize structural functions in both Gen and nGen.

First, we will check if the data can be exported from nGen to Gen.  

 

• Export Data from nGen to Gen

 

Menu Function Export Detail Applications
Story Story Data Ο  
Control Data Ο

Export Data

1. Groud Level.

2. Consider mass Below Ground Level for Eigenvalue Analysis.

3. Other data is not exported.

Grid Grid Data Χ  
Materials RC Material Ο  
Steel Material Ο  
Properties 1D Section Ο  
2D Thickness Ο  
3D Solid Ο  
Members (Sub) Beam Ο Beam
(Sub) Column Ο Beam (Column)
Brace Ο

Brace-Beam Type > Beam

Brace-Truss Type > Truss

Plate Beam Ο Export it to Gen as a plate.
Wall Column Ο Export it to Gen as a plate.
Wall Ο

Wall-Membrane > Wall-Membrane Type

Wall-Plate (not meshed) > Wall-Plate Type

Wall-Plate (meshed) > Plate

Slab Ο

Slab-Membrane > Plane Stress

Slab-Plate (Out&In) > Plate

Plate Ο Plate
Shell Ο Plate
Flat Slab Ο Plate
Domain Χ  
Drop Panel Χ  
Pedestal Ο Beam (Column)
Footing Girder Ο Beam
Basement Wall Ο Plate
Footing Ο Plate
Pile Χ  
Load Surface Ο Plate
Opening Ο  
Loads Self-Weight Ο  
Point Load Ο  
Beam Load Ο  
Pressure Load Ο  
Temperature Ο  
Specified Displacement Ο  
Arbitrary Load Ο Export it to Gen as nodal load.
Slab Load Ο Export it to Gen as pressure load.
Floor Load Ο  
Snow Load Ο Export it to Gen as pressure load.
Crane Load Χ  
Wind Load Χ  
Static Load Ο Export it to Gen as nodal load.
Response Spectrum Ο  
Earth Pressure Ο Export it to Gen as pressure load.
Imperfection Ο Export it to Gen as nodal load.
Boundaries Support Ο  
Beam End Release Ο  
Plate End Release Ο  
Soil Support Χ  
Pile Support Χ  
Point Spring Ο  
Area Spring Ο Export it to Gen as point spring.
Elastic Link Ο  
Rigid Link Ο  
Diaphragm Ο Export it to Gen as rigid link.
Load to Mass Ο  
Point Mass Ο  
Rigid Region Ο Export it to Gen as rigid link.
Beam End Offset Ο  
Rigid Zone Ο Export it to Gen as beam end offset.
Design Design  Code Χ  
Load Combination Χ  
Design Group Ο Apply it to Section name of Gen.
Member Parameter Χ  
Rebar Data Χ  
Analysis Stiffness Scale Factor Χ  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

• Export Data from Gen to nGen

 

Menu Function Export Detail Applications
Type Structure Type Χ  
Story Story Data Ο  
Control Data Χ  
Grid Grid Data Χ  
Materials RC Material Ο  
Steel Material Ο  
Time-Dependent Material Χ  
Plastic Material Χ  
Sections 1D Section Ο Only RC and steel sections are supported.
Tapered Beam Χ  
2D Thickness Ο  
3D Solid Ο  
Members Beam Ο In the case of Leaned beam, Export it to nGen as a brace.
Vertical Beam Ο Export it to nGen as a column.
Brace Ο  
Wall Ο

Wall-Membrane > Wall-Membrane  Type

Wall-Plate (not meshed) > Wall-Plate Type

Meshed Slab Ο Export it to Gen as a plate.
Plate Ο

Plate > Plate

Plane Stress / Plane Stren > Plate

Shell Ο Export it to Gen as a plate.
Domain Χ  
Drop Panel Χ  
Column Capital Χ  
Meshed Wall Ο Export it to nGen as a plate.
Meshed Mat Ο Export it to nGen as a plate.
Loads Self-Weight Ο  
Point Load Ο  
Beam Load Ο  
Pressure Load Ο  
Temperature Ο  
Specified Displacement Ο  
Floor Load Ο  
Wind Load Χ  
Static Load Ο  
Response Spectrum Χ  
Earth Pressure Ο Export it to nGen as pressure load.
Moving Load Χ  
Prestress Load Χ  
Construction Stage Χ  
Heat of Hydration Χ  
Dynamic Load Χ  
Wind Pressure Χ  
Imperfection Ο Export it to nGen as nodal load.
Boundary Support Ο  
Beam End Release Χ  
Plate End Release Χ  
Point Spring Ο  
Surface Spring Χ  
Elastic Link Χ  
Rigid Link Χ  
Diaphragm Χ  
Load to Mass Ο  
Point Mass Ο  
Rigid Region Χ  
Beam End Offset Χ  
Rigid Zone Χ  
Design Design Code Χ  
Load Combination Χ  
Design Group Ο Section name is applied to design group name in nGen.
Member Parameter Χ  
Rebar Data Ο Only beam, column, and wall rebar are supported.
Analysis Stiffness Scale Factor Χ  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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Young-il Seo
Young-il Seo | Principal Structural Engineer

Young-il has over 13+ years of experience in building design, especially high-rise buildings with column reduction analysis, plant structures, pushover analysis, health monitoring, and vibration control projects. Since 2016, he is planning and providing technical supports for midas building products such as midas Gen, nGen, and Design+.

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