FENSTRUCT

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Analyzes structural performance of fenestration products. The calculations are done using industry standard procedures in AAMA 103. FENSTRUCT is a database driven library of cross sections and dies. FENSTRUCT's main screen includes list of all standard cases specified in AAMA 103 standard document, as well as some common special cases. Additional special cases can be added per manufacturer's request. FENSTRUCT works and outputs in both sets of units, IP and SI.

FENSTRUCT calculates load distributions, deflections and stresses of frame members and for each member pass/fail criteria are displayed. Results also include calculation of maximum bending moment. Calculations are done for design and structural pressure. Standard product and cross-section reports are generated and are available for printing or pdf file generation. Screen Shots

Keywords

structural performance, fenestration, deflection, stress, moment of inertia, centroids, AAMA

Validation/Testing

Compliant with AAMA 103.3 standard.

Expertise Required

Moderate level of computer familiarity--knowledge of structural performance and fenestration products helpful.

Users

New product on the market in 2005.

Audience

Engineering, sales and marketing professionals working in the area of structural analysis in fenestration industry, architecture/engineering firms, consulting firms and research organizations.

Input

Fenestration product size, configuration selection, Moments of inertia and centroids (tension and compression) of dies, design pressure.

Output

Deflection, tensile stress, compressive stress, bending moment, pass/fail criteria. Standard reports.

Computer Platform

Windows 98/NT/2000/XP with Pentium processor, 128MB of RAM, 50MB of hard disk space.

Programming Language

Delphi

Strengths

User friendly interface.

Weaknesses

Currently, AAMA 103 is only applicable for aluminum materials. Moment of inertia and centroids calculated outside of the program.

Contact

Company:

DesignBuilder Software

Address:

18 Tanglewood Road
Amhert, Massachusetts 01002
United States

Telephone:

+1 (413) 256-4647

Facsimile:

+1 (413) 256-4823

E-mail:

support@designbuildersoftware.com

Website:

http://www.designbuildersoftware.com

Availability

Single User License is $650. Volume license is $350/license with the purchase of minimum of 5 licenses. Check web site for price and ordering information.