Geotechnical software developer Oasys has announced the release of XDisp 20.0, which it says delivers world-class rail, building and utility damage assessment for every excavation and infrastructure project.
According to Oasys, XDisp 20.0 can be used on any project from basements through to underground transport links and gives users the whole picture on building damage risk due to excavation works in a fraction of the time compared to other solutions.
Using colour-coded visualisation to show damage risk, XDisp 20.0 analyses the location and severity of damage that can be expected during excavation and tunnelling work, rating it from Category 0 (negligible) to Category 5 (severe). Oasys has said that the visualisation makes the location and magnitude of a potential problem is immediately obvious, even on a large project involving multiple buildings and underground services, and attention can immediately be focused on mitigation.
Other usability enhancements in this new release include the development of easy menu access to charts and tabular data relevant to a given analysis, at any stage of construction along any displacement line, potentially saving countless hours of an engineers’ time. With new multi-core processing, proposed solutions are quickly and easily checked. The ability to generate JSON files further automates and speeds up engineering workflow.
According to Oasys, one of the main features of the new release is the analysis of potentially-unlimited number of stages of construction using a single model. The resultant animation shows clearly how the risk of damage will change for each building, rail, and utility section over time as work progresses. The software developer has said that the rapid access to underlying files in XDisp 20.0 then enables engineers to go straight to the data they need to resolve issues and then test their solutions.