IfcStructuralAnalysisModel

Natural language names
Statisches Modell
Structural Analysis Model
Modèle d'analyse structurelle
Change log
ItemSPFXMLChangeDescription
IFC2x3 to IFC4
    IfcStructuralAnalysisModel
      OwnerHistoryMODIFIEDInstantiation changed to OPTIONAL.
      SharedPlacementADDED
Semantic definitions at the entity
Entity definition

The IfcStructuralAnalysisModel is used to assemble all information needed to represent a structural analysis model. It encompasses certain general properties (such as analysis type), references to all contained structural members, structural supports or connections, as well as loads and the respective load results.

Important functionalities for the description of an analysis model are derived from existing IFC entities:

HISTORY  New entity in IFC2x2.
IFC4 CHANGE  Attribute SharedPlacement and informal propositions added, allowing for easy retrieval of the common object placement and for specification of the analysis model's coordiante system before any structural item is instantiated. WHERE rule added.

Informal Propositions:

  1. If one or more structural item (instance of a subtype of IfcStructuralItem) is grouped into an IfcStructuralAnalysisModel, the attribute SharedPlacement shall be provided with a value.
  2. The ObjectPlacements of all structural items which are grouped into the same instance of IfcStructuralAnalysisModel shall refer to the same instance of IfcObjectPlacement as IfcStructuralAnalysisModel.SharedPlacement.
NOTE  This rule is necessary to achieve consistent topology representations. The topology representations of structural items in an analysis model are meant to share vertices and edges und must therefore have the same object placement.
NOTE  A structural item may be grouped into more than one analysis model. In this case, all these models must use the same instance of IfcObjectPlacement.
Attribute definitions
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescription G
6PredefinedTypeIfcAnalysisModelTypeEnum Defines the type of the structural analysis model. X
7OrientationOf2DPlaneIfcAxis2Placement3D? If the selected model type (PredefinedType) describes a 2D system, the orientation defines the analysis plane (P[1], P[2]) and the normal to the analysis plane (P[3]). This is needed because structural items and activities are always defined in three-dimensional space even if they are meant to be analysed in a two-dimensional manner.
  • In case of predefined type IN_PLANE_LOADING_2D, the analysis is to be performed within the projection into the P[1], P[2] plane.
  • In case of predefined type OUT_PLANE_LOADING_2D, only the P[3] component of loads and their effects is meant to be analyzed. This is used for beam grids and for typical slab analyses.
  • In case of predefined type LOADING_3D, OrientationOf2DPlane shall be omitted.
X
8LoadedByIfcStructuralLoadGroup? S[1:?] References to all load groups to be analyzed.X
9HasResultsIfcStructuralResultGroup? S[1:?] References to all result groups available for this structural analysis model.X
10SharedPlacementIfcObjectPlacement? Object placement which shall be common to all items and activities which are grouped into this instance of IfcStructuralAnalysisModel. This placement establishes a coordinate system which is referred to as 'global coordinate system' in use definitions of various classes of structural items and activities.
NOTE  Most commonly, but not necessarily, the SharedPlacement is an IfcLocalPlacement whose z axis is parallel with the z axis of the IfcProject's world coordinate system and directed like the WCS z axis (i.e. pointing "upwards") or directed against the WCS z axis (i.e. points "downwards").
NOTE  Per informal proposition, this attribute is not optional as soon as at least one IfcStructuralItem is grouped into the instance of IfcStructuralAnalysisModel.
X
Formal Propositions
RuleDescription
HasObjectTypeThe attribute ObjectType shall be given if the predefined type is set to USERDEFINED.
Inherited definitions from supertypes
Entity inheritance IfcSystem IfcGroup IfcObject IfcObjectDefinition IfcRoot
Attribute inheritance
#AttributeTypeCardinalityDescriptionG
IfcRoot
1GlobalIdIfcGloballyUniqueId Assignment of a globally unique identifier within the entire software world. X
2OwnerHistoryIfcOwnerHistory? Assignment of the information about the current ownership of that object, including owning actor, application, local identification and information captured about the recent changes of the object,
NOTE  only the last modification in stored - either as addition, deletion or modification.
IFC4 CHANGE  The attribute has been changed to be OPTIONAL.
X
3NameIfcLabel? Optional name for use by the participating software systems or users. For some subtypes of IfcRoot the insertion of the Name attribute may be required. This would be enforced by a where rule. X
4DescriptionIfcText? Optional description, provided for exchanging informative comments.X
IfcObjectDefinition
HasAssignmentsIfcRelAssigns
@RelatedObjects
S[0:?]Reference to the relationship objects, that assign (by an association relationship) other subtypes of IfcObject to this object instance. Examples are the association to products, processes, controls, resources or groups.X
NestsIfcRelNests
@RelatedObjects
S[0:1]References to the decomposition relationship being a nesting. It determines that this object definition is a part within an ordered whole/part decomposition relationship. An object occurrence or type can only be part of a single decomposition (to allow hierarchical strutures only).
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been added and separated from Decomposes defined at IfcObjectDefinition.
X
IsNestedByIfcRelNests
@RelatingObject
S[0:?]References to the decomposition relationship being a nesting. It determines that this object definition is the whole within an ordered whole/part decomposition relationship. An object or object type can be nested by several other objects (occurrences or types).
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been added and separated from IsDecomposedBy defined at IfcObjectDefinition.
X
HasContextIfcRelDeclares
@RelatedDefinitions
S[0:1]References to the context providing context information such as project unit or representation context. It should only be asserted for the uppermost non-spatial object.
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been added.
X
IsDecomposedByIfcRelAggregates
@RelatingObject
S[0:?]References to the decomposition relationship being an aggregation. It determines that this object definition is whole within an unordered whole/part decomposition relationship. An object definitions can be aggregated by several other objects (occurrences or parts).
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been changed from the supertype IfcRelDecomposes to subtype IfcRelAggregates.
X
DecomposesIfcRelAggregates
@RelatedObjects
S[0:1]References to the decomposition relationship being an aggregation. It determines that this object definition is a part within an unordered whole/part decomposition relationship. An object definitions can only be part of a single decomposition (to allow hierarchical strutures only).
IFC4 CHANGE  The inverse attribute datatype has been changed from the supertype IfcRelDecomposes to subtype IfcRelAggregates.
X
HasAssociationsIfcRelAssociates
@RelatedObjects
S[0:?]Reference to the relationship objects, that associates external references or other resource definitions to the object.. Examples are the association to library, documentation or classification.X
IfcObject
5ObjectTypeIfcLabel? The type denotes a particular type that indicates the object further. The use has to be established at the level of instantiable subtypes. In particular it holds the user defined type, if the enumeration of the attribute PredefinedType is set to USERDEFINED.
X
IsDeclaredByIfcRelDefinesByObject
@RelatedObjects
S[0:1]Link to the relationship object pointing to the declaring object that provides the object definitions for this object occurrence. The declaring object has to be part of an object type decomposition. The associated IfcObject, or its subtypes, contains the specific information (as part of a type, or style, definition), that is common to all reflected instances of the declaring IfcObject, or its subtypes.
IFC4 CHANGE  New inverse relationship, change made with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
DeclaresIfcRelDefinesByObject
@RelatingObject
S[0:?]Link to the relationship object pointing to the reflected object(s) that receives the object definitions. The reflected object has to be part of an object occurrence decomposition. The associated IfcObject, or its subtypes, provides the specific information (as part of a type, or style, definition), that is common to all reflected instances of the declaring IfcObject, or its subtypes.
IFC4 CHANGE  New inverse relationship, change made with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
IsTypedByIfcRelDefinesByType
@RelatedObjects
S[0:1]Set of relationships to the object type that provides the type definitions for this object occurrence. The then associated IfcTypeObject, or its subtypes, contains the specific information (or type, or style), that is common to all instances of IfcObject, or its subtypes, referring to the same type.
IFC4 CHANGE  New inverse relationship, the link to IfcRelDefinesByType had previously be included in the inverse relationship IfcRelDefines. Change made with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
IsDefinedByIfcRelDefinesByProperties
@RelatedObjects
S[0:?]Set of relationships to property set definitions attached to this object. Those statically or dynamically defined properties contain alphanumeric information content that further defines the object.
IFC4 CHANGE  The data type has been changed from IfcRelDefines to IfcRelDefinesByProperties with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
IfcGroup
IsGroupedByIfcRelAssignsToGroup
@RelatingGroup
S[0:?]Reference to the relationship IfcRelAssignsToGroup that assigns the one to many group members to the IfcGroup object.
IFC4 CHANGE  The cardinality has been changed from 1..1 to 0..? in order to allow the exchange of a group concept without having already group members assigned. It now also allows the use of many instances of IfcRelAssignsToGroup to assign the group members. The change has been done with upward compatibility for file based exchange.
X
IfcSystem
ServicesBuildingsIfcRelServicesBuildings
@RelatingSystem
S[0:1]Reference to the building spatial structure via the objectified relationship IfcRelServicesBuildings, which is serviced by the system. X
IfcStructuralAnalysisModel
6PredefinedTypeIfcAnalysisModelTypeEnum Defines the type of the structural analysis model. X
7OrientationOf2DPlaneIfcAxis2Placement3D? If the selected model type (PredefinedType) describes a 2D system, the orientation defines the analysis plane (P[1], P[2]) and the normal to the analysis plane (P[3]). This is needed because structural items and activities are always defined in three-dimensional space even if they are meant to be analysed in a two-dimensional manner.
  • In case of predefined type IN_PLANE_LOADING_2D, the analysis is to be performed within the projection into the P[1], P[2] plane.
  • In case of predefined type OUT_PLANE_LOADING_2D, only the P[3] component of loads and their effects is meant to be analyzed. This is used for beam grids and for typical slab analyses.
  • In case of predefined type LOADING_3D, OrientationOf2DPlane shall be omitted.
X
8LoadedByIfcStructuralLoadGroup? S[1:?] References to all load groups to be analyzed.X
9HasResultsIfcStructuralResultGroup? S[1:?] References to all result groups available for this structural analysis model.X
10SharedPlacementIfcObjectPlacement? Object placement which shall be common to all items and activities which are grouped into this instance of IfcStructuralAnalysisModel. This placement establishes a coordinate system which is referred to as 'global coordinate system' in use definitions of various classes of structural items and activities.
NOTE  Most commonly, but not necessarily, the SharedPlacement is an IfcLocalPlacement whose z axis is parallel with the z axis of the IfcProject's world coordinate system and directed like the WCS z axis (i.e. pointing "upwards") or directed against the WCS z axis (i.e. points "downwards").
NOTE  Per informal proposition, this attribute is not optional as soon as at least one IfcStructuralItem is grouped into the instance of IfcStructuralAnalysisModel.
X
Definitions applying to General Usage

 Instance diagram


Concept usage

Aggregation

The Aggregation concept template applies to this entity as shown in Table 637.

Table 637 — IfcStructuralAnalysisModel Aggregation



Group Assignment

The Group Assignment concept template applies to this entity as shown in Table 638.

IsGroupedRelatedObjectsDescription
Structural members and connections assigned to the analysis model.

Table 638 — IfcStructuralAnalysisModel Group Assignment



mvdXML Specification
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ConceptRoot xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" uuid="79e6d5d3-2c4d-471d-9bf7-9f5a42693def" name="IfcStructuralAnalysisModel" status="sample" applicableRootEntity="IfcStructuralAnalysisModel">
  <Applicability uuid="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" status="sample">
    <Template ref="a9794eea-52aa-4c72-a678-750b0dbdc8fd" />
    <TemplateRules operator="and" />
  </Applicability>
  <Concepts>
    <Concept uuid="076fe87b-714b-4022-a493-a3b256383896" name="Aggregation" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="02eefcc6-b26c-4f20-9c7c-c30ae74eb9a9" />
      <TemplateRules operator="and">
        <TemplateRule Description="This relationship provides the hierarchy between separate (partial) analysis models." Parameters="" />
      </TemplateRules>
    </Concept>
    <Concept uuid="3c6c3bab-1626-47cc-9e86-e36b0d86dc7e" name="Group Assignment" status="sample" override="false">
      <Template ref="f567967f-5493-44d9-ac51-937c09ac2583" />
      <TemplateRules operator="and">
        <TemplateRule Description="Structural members and connections assigned to the analysis model." Parameters="" />
      </TemplateRules>
    </Concept>
  </Concepts>
</ConceptRoot>
Concept inheritance

#ConceptTemplateModel View
IfcRoot
IdentitySoftware IdentityGeneral Usage
Revision ControlRevision ControlGeneral Usage
IfcObjectDefinition
Classification AssociationClassification AssociationGeneral Usage
IfcObject
Object User IdentityObject User IdentityGeneral Usage
Object Predefined TypeObject Predefined TypeGeneral Usage
Object TypingObject TypingGeneral Usage
Property Sets with OverrideProperty Sets with OverrideGeneral Usage
IfcSystem
Property SetsProperty Sets for ObjectsGeneral Usage
IfcStructuralAnalysisModel
AggregationAggregationGeneral Usage
Group AssignmentGroup AssignmentGeneral Usage
Examples
Formal representations
XML Specification
 <xs:element name="IfcStructuralAnalysisModel" type="ifc:IfcStructuralAnalysisModel" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcSystem" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcStructuralAnalysisModel">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcSystem">
    <xs:sequence>
     <xs:element name="OrientationOf2DPlane" type="ifc:IfcAxis2Placement3D" nillable="true" minOccurs="0"/>
     <xs:element name="LoadedBy" nillable="true" minOccurs="0">
      <xs:complexType>
       <xs:sequence>
        <xs:element ref="ifc:IfcStructuralLoadGroup" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
       </xs:sequence>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:itemType" fixed="ifc:IfcStructuralLoadGroup"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:cType" fixed="set"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:arraySize" use="optional"/>
      </xs:complexType>
     </xs:element>
     <xs:element name="HasResults" nillable="true" minOccurs="0">
      <xs:complexType>
       <xs:sequence>
        <xs:element ref="ifc:IfcStructuralResultGroup" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
       </xs:sequence>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:itemType" fixed="ifc:IfcStructuralResultGroup"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:cType" fixed="set"/>
       <xs:attribute ref="ifc:arraySize" use="optional"/>
      </xs:complexType>
     </xs:element>
     <xs:element name="SharedPlacement" type="ifc:IfcObjectPlacement" nillable="true" minOccurs="0"/>
    </xs:sequence>
    <xs:attribute name="PredefinedType" type="ifc:IfcAnalysisModelTypeEnum" use="optional"/>
   </xs:extension>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>
EXPRESS Specification
ENTITY IfcStructuralAnalysisModel
 SUBTYPE OF (IfcSystem);
  PredefinedType : IfcAnalysisModelTypeEnum;
  OrientationOf2DPlane : OPTIONAL IfcAxis2Placement3D;
  LoadedBy : OPTIONAL SET [1:?] OF IfcStructuralLoadGroup;
  HasResults : OPTIONAL SET [1:?] OF IfcStructuralResultGroup;
  SharedPlacement : OPTIONAL IfcObjectPlacement;
 WHERE
  HasObjectType : (PredefinedType <> IfcAnalysisModelTypeEnum.USERDEFINED) OR EXISTS(SELF\IfcObject.ObjectType);
END_ENTITY;

Link to EXPRESS-G diagram EXPRESS-G diagram

References  References: IfcStructuralLoadGroup IfcStructuralResultGroup

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