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Multiframe helps structural experts check the structure of their vessel to comply with class requirements and optimise it for strength and weight. It can be used for deck grillage, frame, superstructure and mast strength calculations.
When designing a steel or aluminium vessel, there are a range of structural analysis approaches which can be used to assess the ship’s structural capacity and compliance with class requirements. Multiframe is a general purpose beam and plate element based system which allows you to very quickly model and analyse ship structures and carry out static or dynamic analyses of their structural behaviour. It is an ideal compliment to the more time consuming full finite element analysis and less accurate spreadsheet calculations.
Multiframe can load in a geometry file from Structure or any other structural modelling system, and then provides a wide range of tools to apply structural properties like restraints, materials and section shapes. Facilities are included to create a family of load cases and then perform a static or dynamic analysis. Static results can be reviewed in terms of displays of actions, stresses and deflections. Dynamic results include natural frequencies and mode shapes or more detailed time history results for time varying loads.
Multiframe’s Automation interface with Excel means that you can optimise structural behaviour using your own custom calculations, as well as the built-
Multiframe has a particularly strong set of 3D tools for easily managing the complex geometry which results from a detailed structural analysis model. Rendering and animation can be combined with the clipping, searching and sorting functions. This makes it easy to narrow your focus to critical areas.
Multiframe also includes Shape Editor, a section properties calculator as well a comprehensive library of common structural shapes.
• Import Maxsurf or Workshop geometry
• Fast, intuitive, interactive interface
• Static and dynamic analysis methods
• Integrated and customisable section shapes library
• Automation link to Excel for optimisation and class checking
• OpenGL rendering and animation of static and dynamic results
• Beam and plate elements
• Colour stress and deflection displays
• User definable stress checks
Fast and accurate structural analysis is the foundation of all computer aided structural design. Multiframe helps you get the results you need by providing powerful, yet easy to use analysis and design capabilities. Multiframe's analysis and design tools give you an exceptionally powerful and flexible means of creating, analyzing and examining results for your structures.
Multiframe Automation using VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) is a feature unique among structural analysis programs. Using Automation, you can prepare calculations and drawings in Excel, Word, or AutoCAD, and dynamically access any and all of the design data you need directly from the Multiframe model. In Word, you can prepare a design template document and have it filled out automatically by data from Multiframe. In AutoCAD, you can automatically generate a drawing from a Multiframe model, or alternatively, generate a Multiframe model dynamically, directly from an AutoCAD drawing.
Multiframe is available in two versions to provide solutions matched to the varied tasks that you perform
Multiframe Advanced -
Modeling features common in all versions
Loading features common in all versions
Additional loading features in Multiframe Advanced
Analysis features common in all versions
Additional analysis features in Multiframe Advanced
Design features common in all versions
Additional design features in Multiframe Advanced
Result features common in all versions
Import/Export features common in all versions
2013 AWARD WINNING ACADEMIC PROJECT USING MULTIFRAME:
Onehunga Primary School Entranceway
University of Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)
Melanie Pau, Yusef Patel, Stefan Panovski
The goals of this project were to develop the design and construction skills of University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning students, while advancing the school’s environmental and sustainability objectives by using architecture to influence how children think about healthy and sustainable eating. An underlying premise of the project is that to obtain true sustainability in the way we source food, we must re-
MULTIFRAME ON YOUTUBE
Multiframe introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS2IWQRdZXk&list=PL5EFA7447FC5225FB
This movie shows how you can use Multiframe's graphical tools to draw the geometry of your frame. It also shows how tools like duplicate and extrude can be used to automate the creation of common, repetitive geometry.
Multiframe geometry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS2IWQRdZXk&list=PL5EFA7447FC5225FB
This movie shows how you can use Multiframe's graphical tools to draw the geometry of your frame. It also shows how tools like duplicate and extrude can be used to automate the creation of common, repetitive geometry
Multiframe properties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdIBntj2DEc&list=PL5EFA7447FC5225FB
Explains how to set section types, materials, restraints and other properties for a frame
Multiframe Simple Beam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkPLcVp96w8
Introductory video showing how to analyse a simple beam in Multiframe.
Multiframe contains a range of commands for creating curved structures, this video shows how to create arcs and domes using cylindrical coordinates.
Multiframe loads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixSNQEWcHWM
Demonstrates the various functions for applying loads to a Multiframe structure.
There are nine Multiframe loads videos on youtube. These are for:
Multiframe Joint Loads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfc7b7x8K0E&list=PLC0F44D6B66C290B7
This video shows how to apply joint loads in Multiframe
Multiframe Member loads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfYb34ar_2Y
Multiframe allows you to apply member loads in local and global coordinates and to apply multiple loads simultaneously.
Multiframe Thermal Loads
Multiframe Panel Loads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tepVM9CAAc
Multiframe Patch Loads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psoGfi7QmbM
Loads can be applied to plate patches in a similar way to panels. In addition, point and edge loads can be applied.
Multiframe Load Case Management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPaM_lolkCw
Multiframe allows you to create static, combined, combination and envelope load cases.
Multiframe Wind Loads
Multiframe Hydrostatic Loads
Multiframe Sea Motion Loads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qidDBhB9MU
A sea motion load case can be used to calculate acceleration induced loads on a structure attached to a vessel deck and subject to vessel motions and accelerations.
Multiframe Sections and Materials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXk7rcrxOmk
This video shows how to define sections and material properties
Multiframe Member Offsets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnx2NIbMJt8
Member offsets can be used to align sections between different sized members, between members and plates and for beams between large columns
Multiframe Restraints https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zwECMqwdb0
How to set the restraints on your frame to provide supports via pinned, rigid or spring supports in local or global coordinates
Multiframe Releases and End Springs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlbHKnTeGE
Use releases and end springs to change the stiffness of the connections between members
Multiframe Automation -
This video shows how to use Multiframe Automation to generate a series of stairs.
Multiframe Joint Loads
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Multiframe Thermal Loads
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Multiframe Results https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph3Y3R7Z_Qs
This video shows some of the graphical displays available to visualise the results of your Multiframe analysis.