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Cracked analysis and capacity of R/C shapes

Engineers Use ConcreteSection

Understand the cracked behavior and load capacity of custom reinforced concrete sections.

Concrete Shapes

Sketch or generate arbitrary concrete cross sections.

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Place Reinforcement

Drop in steel rebar or structural shapes.

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Cracked Flexure

View the stresses on the cracked cross-section under axial load and biaxial bending.

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Column Capacity

Determine the capacity of the member using interaction curves and surface.

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Encased Steel

Use encased structural steel shapes--such as an erection column.

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Unusual Geometry

Create round or polygonal shapes with a polar editing grid.

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ConcreteSection Specifications

Detailed benefits and features. Please see the User's Guide for complete details and training videos.

Modeling

  • Quick-start page with common geometries
  • Create any geometry by sketching boundaries
  • Import from CAD for complex and detailed boundaries
  • Create new model objects by copying existing items
  • Ability to create a shape with one or more holes
  • Reinforcement may be any shape, including hot-rolled steel
  • Reinforcement arrays for easy placement and editing

Loading

  • Load may be placed in multiple service load cases (e.g. dead, live, etc.)
  • Includes IBC, ASCE 7, and NBC load combinations (customizable)
  • Automatic generation of building code load combinations
  • Create custom load combinations in any project
  • Apply axial loads and moments in two directions (X & Y)
  • Copy and scale loads to other load cases

Analyzing

  • Column 3D Interaction Diagrams
  • Adjustable number of interaction points and quadrant slices
  • Adjustable concrete strain limits (crushing and ultimate)
  • Stresses calculated for each reinforcement "bar" in the section based on the applied loads
  • Reinforcing is assumed to be linear-elastic then purely plastic after yield
  • Concrete stress-strain behavior accurately represented
  • Automated "background" analysis is fast
  • Advanced error checking and reporting

Designing

  • Unity Checks calculated based on the applied loads and the Column Interaction Diagram
  • Use strength reduction factors (phi) per ACI 318 or CSA A32.3 Specifications
  • Limited maximum nominal compressive strength, φPn,max

Reporting

  • Custom reporting to include just the information you need
  • Print Preview mode while working with reports
  • Paste any graphics into your report
  • Customizable page margins, fonts, colors
  • Use your own company logo in report page headers
  • Print to any printer including PDF
  • Export to text clipboard or save to other formats like .xlsx

 

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