Architrave: Advanced Analysis of Building Structures Integrated in Computer-Aided Design
This paper describes the characteristics of a new high performance computing application (Architrave v.2011) designed for structural analysis of buildings or civil engineering structures. To check its performance against the well-known and widespread computer programme, SAP2000® v.15, a set of test has been designed for static and dynamic analysis. Calculation speed, tools, usability, cost and graphic efficiency have been measured and compared on standalone. The results show that Architrave v.2011 is more than five times faster than SAP2000 v.15 while performing structural analysis, its graphic interface and visualization performance is ten times more efficient and the cost of a standalone license is less than a fifth.
KeywordsStructural analysis Cloud computing SAP2000 Architrave software
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