Modeling a raft foundation

A raft or mat foundation is a solid reinforced concrete slab that sits directly on top of soil and spreads the load of the structure it supports over a large area. It is typically used when soil has a low bearing capacity or where the soil is unstable (i.e., soft...

Groups in Sumo

A Group in Sumo is a useful organizational tool, groups can help reduce a drawing’s visual complexity and improve display performance by controlling how objects are displayed. Groups aren’t necessary for a successful analysis; however, it helps with the manipulation...

Modal analysis within Sumo

A modal analysis is performed to determine a structure’s natural modes of vibration. A modal analysis considers the effect of vertical loads only. No other loads than those selected to contribute to the dynamic mass are considered during the analysis. You can...