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Leading structural engineering software system for nuclear power, nuclear defense, general plant design, civil engineering and offshore industries expands Intergraph analysis solutions portfolio
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph Process, Power & Marine, part of Hexagon and the world's leading provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, has announced the acquisition of GT STRUDL®, a leading computer-aided structural engineering (CAE) software system, from the Georgia Tech Research Corporation of Atlanta, Ga. As part of the acquisition, the 10 skilled staff and management team members of the Computer-Aided Structural Engineering Center (CASE Center) have joined Intergraph. 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.
In the United States nuclear industry, 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. The acquisition of GT STRUDL will strengthen Intergraph's existing suite of engineering analysis solutions for the power, process and offshore industries.
Developed by the CASE Center within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, GT STRUDL uniquely 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 powerful, menu-driven information processing system. The product is well-respected with a 30-year history of meeting stringent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy regulations and guidelines.
Intergraph's EPC and owner operator customers will benefit from an extended suite of engineering solutions and support to the process, power and marine industries. "Intergraph's acquisition of GT STRUDL will accelerate our vision of further improving structural engineering with cutting-edge technology to aid the engineering design decision-making process," said Drs. Leroy Emkin and Kenneth Will, founders and co-directors of the CASE Center. "Intergraph's global reach provides many opportunities to expand into new markets and go more deeply into our existing ones. We have always viewed Intergraph as a leader in the industry and along with the entire CASE Center team, are very pleased to join Intergraph. This is also great news for our loyal users, as our active user group and annual meetings have been an invaluable resource and major part of our success that we aim to maintain and grow within Intergraph."
Users of GT STRUDL will benefit from Intergraph's continued commitment to research and development as well as combined support from teams specializing in engineering solutions located around the world. Intergraph will provide current GT STRUDL licensees with uninterrupted support, maintenance and software upgrades as part of their maintenance agreements.
Existing Intergraph customers will benefit from the availability of an efficient, highly reliable and fully integrated system to support the computation, data management and decision-making needs of the structural analyst and structural designer.
"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, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine president. "This acquisition allows us to provide our global SmartPlant Enterprise EPC and owner operator customers an even greater comprehensive and interoperable solution to reduce costs and increase efficiencies."
SmartPlant Enterprise is an integrated software suite that provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation, maintenance and capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects. Intergraph remains committed to providing the process, power and marine industry with the broadest suite of engineering solutions on the marketplace today. Intergraph also leads the industry in allowing engineering and design to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Intergraph as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering design tools for plant design according to its global market research study, "Engineering Design Tools for Plants and Infrastructure: Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2017."
For more information about GT STRUDL, please visit www.intergraph.com/go/gtstrudl.
About GT STRUDL
GT STRUDL is a computer-aided structural engineering (CAE) software system for assisting engineers in the structural analysis and design process. GT STRUDL integrates a wide variety of convenient and natural man-machine communication interfaces, data generation facilities, structural and finite element analysis techniques, design procedures and tools, graphical display conveniences, and structural data base management and decision making features into a single system. Development began on GT STRUDL in 1975 by the Computer-Aided Structural Engineering Center (CASE Center) at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga. GT STRUDL is currently used by thousands of structural engineers in engineering enterprises, government agencies, and universities in over 40 countries throughout the world.
About Georgia Tech Research Corporation
The Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) embodies Georgia Tech's founding spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering, science and technology. By serving as the contracting agency for all sponsored research activities at Georgia Tech, GTRC helps its researchers' discoveries and technologies drive global competitiveness across Georgia, the nation and the world. GTRC licenses all intellectual property (patents, software, trade secrets, etc.) created at Georgia Tech. For more information, visit www.gtrc.gatech.edu.
Intergraph helps the world work smarter. The company's software and solutions improve the lives of millions of people through better facilities, safer communities and more reliable operations.
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) is the world's leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) is the leader in smart solutions for emergency response, utilities, transportation and other global challenges. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
Intergraph is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com), a leading global provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
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