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MIDAS/Gen V.

721 Enhancements

Major
Major Enhancements
Enhancements
Modeling & Analysis Part
• Enhancements in Taiwan 2006 Static Seismic Load
• Masonry Material Models have been added
• Addition of a function to enable the input of Eccentric Beam Loads
• Enhancements of Pushover Analysis function

Results Part
• Addition of Ultimate Story Shear Check Table
• Display of Moment Combination in Plate Force/Moment Result
• Enhancements of Pushover Analysis Result
• Enhancements of Story Result Tables
• Display Story Shear Force for each Mode
Major
Major Enhancements
Enhancements
Design Part

• Addition of Strong Column Weak Beam Design


• Assign Rebars by Members
• Addition of Doubly Reinforced Beam Design
• Disregard of Extremely Small Compression/Tension in Nonlinear Members
• Enhancements of Concrete Design Result (Rebar, Area and Ratio separately displayed)
• Enhancements of Steel Design

Miscellaneous
• Enhancements of Display function
• Graphic Option added in Preferences Menu
• Save all Graphic Design Results as a graphic file format
Modeling & Analysis Part

Contents
Contents

(1) Enhancements in Taiwan 2006 Static Seismic Load

(2) Masonry Material Models have been added

(3) Addition of a function to enable the input of Eccentric Beam Loads

(4) Enhancements of Pushover Analysis function


Modeling & Analysis Part
(1) Enhancements in Taiwan 2006 Static Seismic Load

Loads > Lateral Loads > Static Seismic Load

A. Production of Detail Calculations on Static Seismic Loads

B. Modification of Period Calculator dialog


box

Calculations
Calculations about
about
Acceleration
Acceleration Coefficients
Coefficients

Formula
Formula no.
no. 44
and
and Ac
Ac removed
removed
Modeling & Analysis Part
(2) Masonry Material Models have been added

Model > Property > Plastic Material


Related post-processor
● Results > Stresses > Solid Stress

Yield
Yield status
status
at
at each
each step
step
Comment & Reference

● Applicable only to 8-node Solid elements

● MIDAS/Gen Online Manual V.721


- Refer to Model > Property > Plastic Material

Brick
Brick Material
Material Bed
Bed Joint
Joint Material
Material Head
Head Joint
Joint Material
Material Geometry
Geometry of
of Masonry
Masonry Pane
Pane
Modeling & Analysis Part
(3) Addition of a function to enable the input of Eccentric Beam Loads

Load > Element Beam Loads


Load > Line Beam Loads

Comments & Reference

Input
Input of
of Eccentric
Eccentric Beam
Beam Loads
Loads ● Eccentric beam loads can be inputted in ECS or GCS.
● Eccentric beam load is applied as a concentrated load and
a moment due to eccentricity internally by the
program.

Example
● MIDAS/Gen Online Manual V.721
Example ofof input
input of
of
eccentric beam load
eccentric beam load - Refer to Loads > Element Beam Load & Line Beam
Load

Applied
Applied eccentric
eccentric loads
loads
Modeling & Analysis Part
(4) Enhancements of Pushover Analysis function

A. Pushover Analysis function can be applied to Spring type General Link Elements
– Elastic property
Model > Boundary > General Link Property

Comment & Reference

● User can define the Shear Spring Location


(the option to consider the additional moment occurring
Applicable
Applicable to
to Spring
Spring Type
Type only
only at the end of the element due to shear deformation).
● MIDAS/Gen Online Manual V.721
- Refer to Model > Boundary > General Link Property

Enter
Enter elastic
elastic property
property of
of Spring
Spring

Enter
Enter Shear
Shear Spring
Spring Location
Location
Modeling & Analysis Part

B. Pushover Analysis function can be applied to Inelastic Hinges – Inelastic property


Model > Boundary > General Link Property
Model > Property > Inelastic Hinge Property
Comment & Reference
Spring
Spring Type
Type
● MIDAS/Gen Online Manual V.721
- Refer to Model > Property > Inelastic Hinge Property
- Refer to Model > Boundary > General Link Property

Applicable
Applicable to
to inelastic
inelastic hinges
hinges

Applicable
Applicable only
only when
when
User
User Input,
Input, Spring
Spring and
and None
None
types are selected
types are selected

All
All Hysteresis
Hysteresis Models
Models built-in
built-in
MIDAS/Gen
MIDAS/Gen can
can be
be used
used
Modeling & Analysis Part

C. Enhancements of Plastic Hinges

i. Disequilibrium force in a member has been resolved

a. FEMA Type: Enable the user to define the initial stiffness


of flexural member to be used in inelastic analysis

Define
Define initial
initial
stiffness
stiffness of
of
flexural member
flexural member
b. Multi-linear Type: Distributed hinge type for inelastic
time history analysis has been added

ii. Improvement in convergence of Pushover Analysis


pushover analysis using wall
Multi-linear FEMA
elements
Flexural member M −φ M −θ
At both ends of a At both ends of a
Inelastic hinge
member member
Plastic length of
1/6L from both ends 0
a member
Flexibility of a
member
F = FEI + FHinge F = FEI + FHinge
Modeling & Analysis Part

D. Enhancements in Convergence Problem and Reliability of Pushover Analysis

i. Convergence Criteria, Force Norm and Energy Norm have been added

Design > Pushover Analysis > Pushover Analysis Control

Reference

●MIDAS/Gen Online Manual V.721


- Refer to Design > Pushover Analysis > Pushover
Analysis Control

Force
Force Norm
Norm and
and Energy
Energy Norm
Norm added
added

ii. Residual disequilibrium force after the convergence for each increment
is determined has been resolved

iii. Revision of hysteresis routine – Unloading routine added

iiii. Enhancements of algorithm to improve other convergence problem


Results Part

Contents
Contents

(1) Addition of Ultimate Story Shear Check Table

(2) Display of Moment Combination in Plate Force/Moment Result

(3) Enhancements of Pushover Analysis Result

(4) Enhancements of Story Result Tables

(5) Display Story Shear Force for each Mode


Results Part
(1) Addition of Ultimate Story Shear Check Table

Results > Result Tables > Story > Ultimate Story Shear Check

Reference
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Refer to Results > Result Tables > Story
> Ultimate Story Shear Check

IfIf Beta
Beta ≥
≥ 0.8,
0.8, OK
OK is
is printed
printed inin the
the Remark.
Remark.
(Otherwise,
(Otherwise, NG
NG is is printed
printed inin red.)
red.)
Calculation
Calculation ofof Beta
Beta about
about clockwise
clockwise
and counter-clockwise
and counter-clockwise directionsdirections
(Vp
(Vp // Ve)i
Ve)i // (Vp
(Vp // Ve)i+1
Ve)i+1
The
The lesser
lesser of
of Beta1
Beta1 and
and Beta2
Beta2 is
is produced
produced

Story
Story shear
shear force
force due
due to
to static
static seismic
seismic load
load
or response spectrum
or response spectrum loadload
Results Part
(2) Display of Moment Combination in Plate Force/Moment Result

Results > Forces > Plate Forces / Moments

Mxx
Mxx == 1.0
1.0 Mxx
Mxx == 1.0
1.0 Mxx
Mxx == 1.0
1.0
Myy = 0.5
Myy = 0.5 Myy
Myy == 1.0
1.0 Myy
Myy == 0.3
0.3

Reference
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Refer to Results > Forces > Plate Force
Results Part
(3) Enhancements of Pushover Analysis Result

A. Display Hinge Status of General Link Elements


Results > Deformations > Deformed Shape

Display
Display Multi-linear
Multi-linear
type
type hinge
hinge Related Functions
● Design > Pushover Analysis > Hinge Status Table

Reference
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
Refer to Results > Deformations > Deformed Shape

Display
Display FEMA
FEMA
type
type hinge
hinge
Results Part
(4) Enhancements of Story Result Tables

A. The method of calculating the Story Shear Force Ratio due to Response Spectrum loads
has been changed
Results > Result Tables > Story
> Story Shear Force Ratio

Related Functions
● Model > Building > Control Data
- Story Shear Force Ratio Check On

The
The sum
sum of
of the
the ratios
ratios Reference
Sum of
of Frame and Wall
Frame and Wall isis 11
Sum of
of the
the story
story shear
shear
forces
forces that Frame and
that Frame and Wall
Wall
● MIDAS/Gen Online Manual V.721
share respectively
share respectively - Refer to Results > Result Tables > Story Shear Force
Ratio
● Story Shear Force due to RS loads is calculated by
combining the story shear forces of each mode using
the modal combination method.
Results Part

B. Enhancements of Stiffness Irregularity Check Table


Results > Result Tables > Story > Stiffness Irregularity Check

Example:
Example: Stiffness
Stiffness Irregularity
Irregularity Check
Check

Module
Module not
not defined
defined Comment

● If Story Drift is negative (-), the stiffness of the


corresponding story is displayed with "-“.

Module
Module defined
defined
Results Part

C. NG is displayed in red in the Remark column of the Story Result Tables


Results > Result Tables > Story Tables

Example:
Example: Story
Story Drift
Drift

Related Functions
● Story Result Tables that display NG in the Remark
column
- Story Drift
Example:
Example: Capacity
Capacity Irregularity
Irregularity Check
Check - Story Shear Force Coefficient
- Torsional Irregularity Check
- Stiffness Irregularity Check
- Weight Irregularity Check
- Capacity Irregularity Check
Results Part

D. Application of Module function extended to more Story Result Tables


Results > Result Tables > Story Tables

Application of Module function Remark


Story Drift Already existed
Story Displacement Already existed
Story Shear Forces (Response Spectrum Analysis) Newly added
Story Mode Shape Already existed
Story Eccentricity Newly added
Story Shear Force Ratio Newly added
Torsional Amplification Factor Already existed
Overturning Moment Already existed
Story Axial Force Sum Already existed
Stability Coefficient Already existed
Torsional Irregularity Check Already existed
Stiffness Irregularity Check Already existed
Capacity Irregularity Check Already existed
Results Part

E. Level column removed from the Story Drift and Story Shear Force Coefficient Tables
Results > Result Tables > Story > Story Drift, Story Drift (Time History Analysis), Story Shear
(Response Spectrum Analysis) - Story Shear Force Coefficient

Reference
Level
Level (Unit)
(Unit) removed
removed
● MIDAS/Gen Online Manual V.721
- Results > Result Tables > Story Drift
- Results > Result Tables
> Story Drift (Time History Analysis)
Story - Results > Result Tables
Story Level
Level column
column removed
removed
> Story Shear (Response Spectrum Analysis)

Level
Level (Unit)
(Unit) removed
removed
Results Part
(5) Display Story Shear Force for each Mode

Results > Result Text Output (*. MSR, *. GA1)

Related Functions
● Loads > Response Spectrum Analysis Data >
Response Spectrum Load Case
*.*. MSR
MSR file
file
● Analysis > Eigenvalue Analysis Control
● Results > Result Tables > Story >
Story Shear Force Ratio,
Story Shear (Response Spectrum Analysis)
Design Part

Contents
Contents

(1) Addition of Strong Column Weak Beam Design

(2) Assign Rebars by Members

(3) Addition of Doubly Reinforced Beam Design

(4) Disregard of Extremely Small Compression/Tension in Nonlinear Members

(5) Enhancements of Concrete Design Result (Rebar, Area and Ratio separately
displayed)

(6) Enhancements of Steel Design


Design Part
(1) Addition of Strong Column Weak Beam Design

A. Strong Column-Weak Beam Design


Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam > Ductile Design

Design
Design Process
Process

Step
Step 1:
1: Perform
Perform Seismic
Seismic Design
Design for
for beam
beam members
members
Step
Step 2:
2: Calculate
Calculate design
design forces
forces of
of column
column members
members
(Calculate
(Calculate end moments that result in
end moments that result in hinges
hinges at
at beam
beam ends)
ends)
Step
Step 3: Perform column design using the member forces and
3: Perform column design using the member forces and axial
axial forces
forces calculated
calculated from
from Step
Step 22

Related Functions
Beam
Beam Design
Design Results
Results
● Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam >
Ductile Checking &
Strong Column-Weak Beam Ratio Table

Column
Column Design
Design Results
Results ● Results > Result Tables > Story >
Ultimate Story Shear Check

References
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam >
Ductile Design
- Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam >
Ductile Checking
- Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam
Strong Column-Weak Beam Ratio Table
Design Part

B. Checking Beam-Column Flexural Capacity Ratio (in Model View)


Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam > Ductile Checking

[Display
[Display of
of Ratios]
Ratios]
Reference
Reference Coordinate System:
Coordinate System: Produce
Produce ratios
ratios with
with respect
respect toto GCS
GCS oror Column
Column Element’s
Element’s Local
Local Coordinate
Coordinate System
System
Checking Direction: a. Clockwise or counter-clockwise
Checking Direction: a. Clockwise or counter-clockwise direction direction
b.
b. Produce
Produce the
the result
result about
about the
the more
more critical
critical direction
direction
Display Flexural Capacity Ratios: a. Display all flexural capacity
Display Flexural Capacity Ratios: a. Display all flexural capacity ratiosratios
b.
b. Display
Display the
the ratios
ratios that
that do
do not
not satisfy
satisfy the
the user
user input
input Limit
Limit

Related Functions
● Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam >
Ductile Design &
Strong Column-Weak Beam Ratio Table
● Results > Result Tables > Story >
Ultimate Story Shear Check

References
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam
Ductile Design
- Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam
Ductile Checking
- Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam
Strong Column-Weak Beam Ratio Table
Design Part

C. Beam-Column Flexural Capacity Ratio Table


Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam > Strong Column-Weak Beam Ratio Table

Global
Global Axis
Axis Table
Table

Limit
Limit value
value can
can be
be modified
modified

Related Functions
Check
Check flexural
flexural capacity
capacity ratio
ratio

⇒ Angle can be modified
Angle can be modified ● Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam >
Ductile Design &
Strong Column-Weak Beam Ratio Table

Column
Column Local
Local Axis
Axis Table
Table ● Results > Result Tables > Story >
Ultimate Story Shear Check

References
Limit
Limit value
value can
can be
be modified
modified
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam
Ductile Design
- Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam
Ductile Checking
- Design > RC Strong Column-Weak Beam
Strong Column-Weak Beam Ratio Table
Design Part
(2) Assign Rebars by Members

Design > Concrete Design Parameters > Design Criteria for Rebar by Members
Design > Concrete Design Parameters
> Concrete Design Tables > Design Criteria for Rebar by Members

Beam
Beam Rebar
Rebar Table
Table
Comment & References
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Design > Concrete Design Parameters
> Design Criteria for Rebar by Members
- Design > Concrete Design Parameters
> Concrete Design Tables > Design Criteria for Rebar by
Column/Brace
Column/Brace Rebar
Rebar Table
Table
Specify
Members
Specify
compressive
compressive ● While ‘Design Criteria for Rebars’ enables the user to
rebar
rebar area
area assign rebars by sections, ‘Design Criteria for Rebar by
Members’ enables the user to assign rebars by members.
‘Design Criteria for Rebar by Members’ precedes ‘Design
Criteria for Rebars’ when both are assigned.
Wall
Wall Rebar
Rebar Table
Table
Design Part
(3) Addition of Doubly Reinforced Beam Design

Design > Concrete Design Parameters > Design Criteria for Rebar
Design > Concrete Design Parameters > Design Criteria for Rebar by Members
Design > Concrete Design Parameters > Concrete Design Tables > Design Criteria for Rebar by Members

a.
a. Specify
Specify by
by sections
sections

Specify
Specify Comment & References
compressive
compressive
rebar
rebar area
area ● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
b.
b. Specify
Specify by
by members
members - Design > Concrete Design Parameters
> Design Criteria for Rebar
- Design > Concrete Design Parameters
> Design Criteria for Rebar by Members
- Design > Concrete Design Parameters
> Concrete Design Tables > Design Criteria for Rebar by
Members
● While ‘Design Criteria for Rebars’ enables the user to
assign rebars by sections, ‘Design Criteria for Rebar by
Members’ enables the user to assign rebars by members.
‘Design Criteria for Rebar by Members’ precedes ‘Design
Criteria for Rebars’ when both are assigned.
Design Part
(4) Disregard of Extremely Small Compression/Tension in Nonlinear Members

Design > Concrete Code Design > RC, Column, Wall, Brace Design
Design > SRC Code Check > Column Checking
Design > Steel Code Check

Revision
Revision of
of V721
V721

In cases where tension-only/compression-only elements have extremely small Related Functions


compression/tension, the compression/tension forces are ignored in the design
process. ● Model > Elements > Create Element
Tension Only/Hook/Cable, Compression Only/Gab
Steel Design
● Load >
- Compression/tension forces are ignored if they are less than 1/10000 of (Steel
Sectional Area × Fy).
Create Load Cases Using Load Combinations
- This is identically applied to tapered sections and the area is measured at the section ● Analysis > Main Control Data
where the strength check is to be performed.

RC Design
- Compression/tension forces are ignored if they are less than 1/10000 of (Concrete
Area × Fck).
- Reinforcement is not taken into account since the forces are calculated before design.

SRC Design
- Compression/tension forces are ignored if they are less than 1/10000 of (Steel
Sectional Area × Fy).
- In SRC Design, it is common to design in a way that only the steel section can resist
compression and tension
Design Part
(5) Enhancements of Concrete Design Result (Rebar, Area and Ratio separately displayed)

Design > Concrete Design Result

Display
Display Rebar
Rebar
Reference
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Refer to Design > Concrete Design Result

Display
Display Ratio
Ratio
separately
separately Display
Display Area
Area

Display
Display Ratio
Ratio
Design Part
(6) Enhancements of Steel Design

A. ‘Change Steel Properties Dialog’ displays code checking results for all Properties
Design > Steel Code Check

Produce
Produce the the code
code checking
checking
results
results for all properties
for all properties
in
in aa text
text format
format

B. Revision of Steel Code Checking Detail Calculations


Revision
Revision of
of V721
V721

Old Version: Detail report used to display the calculations corresponding to the location of member and load combination,
which produced the most critical combined stress.

New Version: Detail report displays the calculations corresponding to the location of member, which produces the more
critical one of the most unfavorable combined stress and the most unfavorable shear stress.
Miscellaneous

Contents
Contents

(1) Enhancements of Display function

(2) Graphics Option added in Preferences Menu

(3) Save all Graphic Design Results as a graphic file format


Miscellaneous
(1) Enhancements of Display function

A. Hinge Size can be controlled


View > Display Option

Related Functions
● Results > Deformations > Deformed Shape
Control
Control Sizes
Sizes - Inelastic Time History Analysis Result
- Pushover Analysis Result

Reference
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Refer to View > Display Option
Miscellaneous

B. Simultaneously display the Section Shape and the Section Property Name
View > Display

Related Functions
● Model > Property > Sections

Reference
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Refer to View > Display

Display
Display Property
Property Name
Name and
and Section
Section Shape
Shape simultaneously
simultaneously
Miscellaneous
(2) Graphics Option added in Preferences Menu

Tools > Preference

Reference
● MIDAS/Gen V.721 Online Manual
- Refer to Tools > Preference

Enable
Enable Low
Low Resolution
Resolution Print
Print Out
Out
Optimize
Optimize the
the background
background when
when the
the Vector-Based
Vector-Based Print
Print
Out
Out option
option is
is enabled
enabled

Enable
Enable Vector-Based
Vector-Based Print
Print Out
Out
Reduce
Reduce time for printout using the
time for printout using the Vector-Based
Vector-Based Engine
Engine
of low resolution
of low resolution

Stream
Stream Buffer
Buffer Size
Size
Specify
Specify the Buffer Size
the Buffer Size according
according to
to the
the configuration
configuration of
of
the graphic card
the graphic card
Miscellaneous
(3) Save all Graphic Design Results as a graphic file format

Design > Design Result Dialog & Code Check Result Dialog

Revision
Revision of
of V721
V721

Old Version: Save the graphic design result of a single member or property

New Version: Save the graphic design results of a lot of members or properties