Midas Building Solution


midas Gen: Integrated Solution System for Building
and General Structures

With its intuitive user interface, contemporary computer graphics and powerful solver, midas Gen enables practicing engineers to readily perform structural analysis and design for conventional and complex structures. midas Gen utilizes a diverse range of specialty finite element analysis functions as well as modern theories of structural analysis to render accurate and practical results. These features contribute to higher and unprecedented standards of convenience, efficiency, versatility and productivity for structural design.

Modeling Functionality
Modeling Interface with Tekla Structures, Revit Structure & STAAD
Wall element for modeling shear walls considering openings
Tension-only element for modeling steel bracing
Various combined sections for steel members
Tapered section for modeling haunched beam
Section Property Calculator for modeling irregular sections
Stiffness Scale Factor for beam and plate elements for considering stiffness of cracked sections
Wall Stiffness Scale Factor for considering decrease in shear stiffness due to openings
Multi-linear point spring support for modeling piles and stiffness of soil
Surface spring support for modeling mat foundation and stiffness of soil
Beam End Release for modeling shear connection of steel members
Beam End Offset and Panel Zone Effect for considering rigid zone in the connections of beams and columns
Node Local Axis for modeling inclined support
Loads to Mass for automatically converting gravity loads such as superimposed dead
loads and live loads to mass
Automatic generation of stories and floor diaphragms
Accidental eccentricity for flexible diaphragm
Defining ground level for generating static seismic and wind loads

High-rise Specific Functionality
3-D Column Shortening Reflecting change in Modulus, Creep and Shrinkage
Construction Stage Analysis accounting for change in geometry, supports and loadings
Building model generation wizard
Automatic mass conversion
Material stiffness changes for cracked section
Defining modules for multi-tower Building

Seismic Specific Functionality
Static Seismic Loads
Response Spectrum Analysis
Time History Analysis (Linear & Non-linear)
Base Isolators and Dampers
Pushover Analysis
Fiber Analysis
Capacity Design: Eurocode8, NTC2008

Complete Analysis Options
Linear Static & Thermal Analysis
Dynamic Analyses (Eigenvalue, Response spectrum & Time History)
P-Delta Analysis
Buckling Analysis (Critical Buckling Load Factors & Modes)
Moving Load Analysis
Heat Transfer Analysis (Steady State & Transient)
Construction Stage Analysis (Strength,Creep & Shrinkage)
Column Shortening Analysis (Elastic/Creep& Shrinkage)
Geometric Nonlinear Analysis
Pushover Analysis (Concrete, Steel and Masonry)
Boundary Nonlinear Time History Analysis
Inelastic Time History Analysis (Lumped/
Distributed Hinges, Fiber Elements)
Material Nonlinear Analysis (Von-Mises,
Tresca, Mohr-Coulomb & Drucker-Prager)
Structural Masonry Analysis
Analysis for finding Unknown Forces by Optimization
Heat of Hydration Analysis (Thermo-elastic, Maturity, Creep, Shrinkage & Pipe Cooling)


Auto Design

Midas Gen provides various design check features including: Eurocode & American specifications Bending, shear & torsional strength scheck; Meshed slab & wall design; General Section Designer; Automatic generation of load combinations in accordance with various design codes.

GEN Design Code