The frame "Settings" allows to introduce the basic settings of the program, such as standards and theories of analysis, the way of proving safety of a structure and individual coefficients of the analysis.
The programs not only contain the pre-defined basic Settings for individual countries, but also allow the user to create their own user-defined Settings, which can be subsequently used in all GEO5 programs.
The "Select" button allows to choose an already created setting from the "Settings list".
The "Settings Administrator" button opens the "Administrator" dialog window, which allows for viewing and modifying individual Setting. It is also possible to identify the visible settings in the Settings list. Data in the Settings administrator can be also exported and imported.
The "Add to the administrator" button allows to create user-defined Settings, which are subsequently added to the Settings administrator.
The "Modify" button enables a quick visualization and editing of the current Setting in the opened program. Modifying any of the parameters changes the title to "Input for the current task". Individual analyses are then performed with this local setting. Should we consider this setting as suitable also for other tasks, we add the setting into the "Settings administrator" by pressing the "Add to the administrator" button.
The "Input for the current task" setting is usually created when importing older data.
Settings of analysis parameters are performed in the "Materials and standards" tab.
This frame also allows to specify the subdivision of beam into finite elements (default setting is 20 elements). Next, it is possible to define whether the soil acts in tension - we always recommend calculating assuming tension cutoff of soils.
A combo list allows to select one of three ways of defining the Winkler-Pasternak subsoil:
- Calculation of C1 and C2 - the Winkler-Pasternak parameters of subsoil are calculated by the program from input parameters of the geological profile. Geostatic stress is calculated from finished ground or from footing bottom. It is possible to enter number of iterations C1 and C2.
- Input of C1 and C2 - the Winkler-Pasternak parameters of subsoil are directly specified.
- Input of Edef, ny, hz - the Winkler-Pasternak parameters of subsoil are calculated from the deformation modulus Edef, Poisson's ratio ν and depth of influence zone hz.
In the first case, when parameters C1 and C2 are calculated, the frame "Subsoil" is not accessible. For the remaining approaches the frames "Interface", "Location", "Soils", "Assign", and "Water" are not accessible.