ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. The new version 5 of this software will be released shortly. This document is a brief overview of some of the most important new features included in ASDIP CONCRETE 5.
Shear Wall Design
ASDIP CONCRETE 5 will include a new module for Shear Wall Design per the latest ACI 318-19 provisions. This new module generates the interaction diagram to verify the bending ratio for the controlling axial force. In addition, it calculates the amplified design shear force considering the maximum probable moment to assure a ductile design. Finally, it checks the multiple code provisions for the design and detailing of the boundary members.
Torsion in Beams
ASDIP CONCRETE 5 will include the design for torsion per the ACI 318-19 provisions. The torsion diagram will be generated for the continuous beam, and the transverse and longitudinal reinforcement will be designed accordingly. This feature will be added shortly after release.
ASDIP x ETABS Integration
ASDIP CONCRETE 5 now is able to import the loads from an ETABS model and design the columns accordingly. For a large building the number of imported column loads could be several thousands, so this feature will save you time and effort. Loads for other members, such as beams, will be added shortly after release.
Import Loads via Excel (.xls)
ASDIP CONCRETE 5 now includes a function to import the column loads from an Excel spreadsheet. Most analysis software packages are able to export the analysis results in a tabular format, so you can copy / paste this information to a pre-defined Excel spreadsheet and let ASDIP CONCRETE read it.
ASDIP CONCRETE 5 includes the design of Concrete Columns, Concrete Beams (with or without Torsion), Concrete/Masonry Bearing Walls, One-Way Slabs and Shear Walls along with dozens of improvements. The design of such structures may be completed and optimized in minutes.
Detailed information is available about this structural engineering software by visiting ASDIP CONCRETE. For our collection of blog posts about retaining walls please visit Structural Concrete Design.
Javier Encinas, PE
ASDIP Structural Software