A structural engineering software system developed at Georgia Tech has been acquired by Intergraph®, a leading producer of engineering enterprise software. GT STRUDL®, a computer-aided structural engineering (CAE) software system that assists engineers in the structural analysis and design process, was developed at Georgia Tech in the 1970s and has been maintained and updated for nearly 40 years.
As part of the acquisition, the 10 staff and management team members of the Computer-Aided Structural Engineering Center (CASE Center) at Georgia Tech have joined Intergraph. Developed by the CASE Center within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GT STRUDL integrates graphical modeling, frame and finite element linear and nonlinear static and dynamic analysis, structural frame design, graphical analysis and design result display and structural database management all into a menu-driven information processing system.
GT STRUDL is widely used in a variety of industries such as nuclear power and nuclear defense industries, conventional power generation, general plant structures, offshore structures, marine applications, general civil engineering and infrastructure structures. GT STRUDL is currently used by thousands of structural engineers in engineering enterprises, government agencies and universities in more than 40 countries throughout the world.
In the United States nuclear industry, for instance, GT STRUDL is widely used by major companies in the design, maintenance and upgrading of safety-critical structures such as turbine buildings, boiler buildings, equipment support structures, pipe support systems and other related civil engineering structures.
Intergraph, based in Huntsville, Ala., will provide current GT STRUDL licensees with uninterrupted support, maintenance and software upgrades as part of their maintenance agreements.
“With the acquisition of GT STRUDL and its skilled and experienced R&D team, Intergraph gains a successful and well-established structural analysis and design program, heavily focused on the growing global nuclear power, general plant design, and offshore industry markets,” said Gerhard Sallinger, president of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. Intergraph (www.intergraph.com) is part of Hexagon (www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies