Free of Charge License for the First Structural Optimization Software STARSTRUC
to Universities in Muslim Countries
STARSTRUC is the first Commercial structural optimization system since 1983. STARSTRUC proved its ease of use, efficiency, logical final solution, and versatility. I remember a young US Engineer, his name is Ken, used to build transmission towers. He came to a STARSTRUC seminar, and decided to be a design structural engineer. He started with a transmission tower that was analyzed by a consulting company using STRUDL 11 times to reach minimum weight design. He took the final design from STRUDL, and optimized it with STARSTRUC. He got better design with a weight reduction of 10%, which translated into millions of dollars in a 560 miles of transmission line. Needles to say, he became a hero in his company, and got promoted. He once told me STARSTRUC taught him structures, and load path.
Since its advent, I had a dream of making this technology available and being taught in Muslim Universities. This offer is presented to Universities in Muslim countries, to Professors of Structural design and analysis (Familiar with Finite Element Method, Computer programming, Fortran and C) to take on this work with graduate students to expand, update, and modify to local needs.
This offer is based on the following conditions:
I have the right to accept or reject any Professor with or without reasons.
I will donate 2 weeks of my time, or more, for training, and explaining the internal structure of the software, and how to amend, expand, and maintain the software.
I will deliver a commented copy of the software, with verification problems, and User Manual.
Any traveling and living expenses should be paid by the university to me, based upon my residence in Dallas, Texas, USA.
A free of charge license agreement for the source and executable for Universities and/or professionals is offered. This is an important step, because I don't want to see STARSTRUC a public domain product.
STARSTRUC was used with impressive results:
STARSTRUC is a comprehensive and proven software for Structural Optimization. It can solve over 80% of the structural steel Market. Also other metals can be handles by providing STARSTRUC the properties of the metal.
It has been tested and proven in many Industries with very complex structural projects with challenging constraints for over 20 years.
While developing STARSTRUC, I was focusing on the accuracy of the results, and speed of the optimization algorithm. AlHamd Le Allah, I achieved that. Results from STARSTRUC are very close to other Finite Element Software, and the number of cycles required to reach the optimal design rarely exceeds 4 cycles, regardless of the design starting point.
Offshore structures with McDermott offshore.
Rockwell (Marine division for designing torpedoes), Space division( for designing Missile parts)
Landing gears of F-22 and F35 aircrafts with Menasco.
Air intake structure of the F-16 with General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin)
Transmission steel towers for Nebraska Public Power District.
Many steel/concrete structures.
Many industrial steel buildings and office buildings.
Many concrete foundations for housing complex.
After the introduction of STARSTRUC to the market, I had a chance to talk to Mr. Fouad Yousuf, the General Consul of Egypt in Houston, Texas, at that time. I expressed my intention to him to donate this software to Egypt as a learning tool for the Air force Engineers, and in the same time to use it in many industries. He was very supportive, and arranged a meeting with the chief of Egyptian Air force and his staff during the delivery of F-16 aircraft in Fort Worth, Texas, to Egypt. During that meeting I was presented by reasons to reject my offer, such as: there is no design in Egypt. I showed them application of STARSTRUC to modify the design of the air intake structure of the F-16. After a long meeting, I realized that I was not going anywhere.
3 years ago, I was talking to a Prof. in Egypt about STARSTRUC. He expressed so much interest. So I gave him the User Guide and a copy of STARSTRUC. We have been in contact in the beginning. Then I realized he is so busy and he did not do anything with STARSTRUC. I don't need that!!!!
Muslim Association of Structural Optimization Professionals. (MASOP).
We are in the process of establishing Muslim Association of Structural Optimization Professionals. (MASOP). This is like a user group to exchange ideas, announce updates, research and development in many areas. I suggest the following steps:
Have a small group of Professors to lead MASOP: form the Association, direct and control Research and Development.
Transfer the ownership of STARSTRUC to MASOP.
Increase awareness of Structural Optimization and that it requires differentiating structural matrices. And not like what some FEM software owners claim that optimization means sizing members, a general misconcept in the USA market. This can be done by offering graduate course on Structural Optimization.
Adding concrete design codes and including design of concrete slabs, beams and columns.
Including other applicable design codes for steel and concrete design.
Adding composite structural optimization (I have analysis and optimization of composite elements software that need to be included in STARSTRUC ).
Including design for fracture mechanics, fatigue, and creep.
Adding faster matrix solution, such as sparse Matrix solution.
Have better GUI (Graphics User Interface), i.e. enhance WINSTAR , better plotting capabilities, and reporting and fixing errors.
Why am I doing this?
I believe in the structural optimization algorithm in STARSTRUC. It is still by far the best in the USA market
I am retired 69 years old, and I want to see this technology benefits MASOP, and transfer many to technological leaders. In my late age, I am controlled by the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which says: “if son of Adam dies, his work is cut off, except from three: righteous son prays for him, Sadaqah Gariah, and useful knowledge.” AlHamd LeAllah I have a righteous daughter and Sadaqah Gariah. I did my website and my 2 books for useful knowledge. And I hate to die without giving my research work to a Muslim. Therefore, this project is very important to me.
Dr. Adel Elsaie, PhD Aerospace Engineering.
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