# ASDIP CONCRETE Structural Engineering Software

### Easily Design Your Concrete Members Within Minutes

## ASDIP CONCRETE

ASDIP CONCRETE is structural engineering software utilized by engineers for design of structural concrete members, such as biaxial columns, continuous beams, and out-of-plane bearing walls.

ASDIP CONCRETE is based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. Load combinations per ASCE 7. ASDIP CONCRETE substantially simplifies time-consuming calculations for structural engineering design.

- Quickly model your concrete members with the simple and efficient graphical user interface.
- Confidently optimize your design and comply with design Code provisions.
- Impress clients and plan-checkers with eye-catching condensed or detailed reports.

- Extensive documentation, solved examples, and blog posts to guide you throughout the software.
- Use your valuable time wisely while ASDIP CONCRETE does the hard work for you.
- Much, much more...

## USER FRIENDLY – RELIABLE RESULTS – WELL DOCUMENTED

*The reports that ASDIP CONCRETE generates couldn’t be any better. It shows all the math, equations, code references, load combinations, and, what I like the most is the reinforcement detailing. I only got the ASDIP Concrete module and now I’m considering buying the rest.”*

**Juan C. Lopez, PE**

Nutley, New Jersey

## THREE MODULES INCLUDED

**CONCRETE COLUMN DESIGN****CONTINUOUS BEAM DESIGN****OUT-OF-PLANE WALL DESIGN**

Bearing walls are structural compression members which also may resist out-of-plane lateral loads. The resulting moments are referred to as weak-axis bending. A tilt-up wall panel exposed to wind is an example of this type of wall. Per ACI, bearing walls may be designed as compression members using the strength design provisions for flexure and axial loads, like columns. Any wall may be designed by this method and no minimum wall thicknesses are prescribed. As with columns, the design of walls is difficult without the use of design aids. Wall design is further complicated by the fact that slenderness is a consideration in practically all cases. The ACI Moment Magnification method is generally used to account for the slenderness effects.

This structural engineering software performs design of concrete bearing wall when subjected to a combination of weak-axis bending moments and axial loading. All calculations are based upon the latest ACI design criteria and the Ultimate Strength Design Method. This structural engineering software calculates magnified moments due to slenderness and generates the capacity axial-moment interaction diagram. A multi-story wall may also be modeled.

### Input

The required input data is organized on tabbed pages. The wall section is rectangular with either one or two curtains of reinforcement. A parapet may be specified or the wall may be continuous at top. In this latter case, the load from the upper floor is accounted for by setting the uniform load eccentricity as zero. This structural engineering software uses the actual parabolic concrete stress-strain curve rather than the simplified equivalent rectangular block. The steel considers the strain hardening region. The loads may be modeled as part of the dead, live, roof live, snow, and wind load cases. The moments are internally magnified and the program combines the loads per the specified load combinations.

### Output

The output results are organized on tabbed pages. This structural engineering software calculates magnified moments and axial loads for all the specified load combinations. The capacity interaction diagram is accurately calculated based on the geometry and reinforcement. The moment magnification process is detailed and reported for a granular check of the design. The values that fail the design criteria are highlighted in red for easier identification.

The image gallery below shows annotated screen shots of the software. Click on any image to enlarge.

### Modeling:

- Any Windows® Operating System. No additional software required
- Full compliance with:

- IBC 12
- ACI 318-11
- ASCE 7-05 or 10

- Versatility to model a full set of load combinations, or just a single pre-combined load.
- Customizable design criteria, options, and special conditions.
- Three different unit systems available:

- US (in, ft, Kip, ksi)
- SI (cm, m, N, MPa)
- MKS (cm, m, Tn, Kg/cm2)

- Rich user interface to model the geometry, materials, loads and rebars.
- Multiple loading for dead, live, roof live, snow, wind and seismic.
- Model either rectangular, T-beam, spandrel, inverted-T, or L-beam cross sections.
- Model either rectangular or round column cross sections.
- You may copy loads and rebars to other spans in a continuous beam.
- Specify either Hognestad or Whitney concrete stress-strain.
- Specify either elasto-plastic or strain-hardening steel stress-strain.
- Model beams with up to 5 spans and 2 cantilevers. End supports either fixed or pinned.
- Multiple visual controls to model the reinforcing steel sizes, lengths, and spacing..

### Calculation results:

- Sort results per span number and load combination for granular design check.
- Graphic display of 2D and 3D interaction diagrams in columns and walls.
- Graphic display of shear and moment diagrams in beams.
- Detailed calculation of magnified moments in columns and walls.
- Software finds the controlling combination for each condition to optimize design.
- Detailed step-by-step reports with exposed formulas and Code references.
- Combined text-with-values output message updated with each change.
- Outstanding high-quality output with Print Preview.
- Three ways to show the calculations with increasing level of information: At-a-Glance, Condensed, and Detailed.
- Construction sketch of your concrete member updated with each change.
- Generate the interaction diagram for any rotation angle of the cross section.
- Show / Hide the Pn-Mn diagram, splicing regions, and applied loads in the Graph tab.
- Show graphically any span, or the full continuous beam.

### Usability:

- Project Manager handles calculations and files for you.
- You are in control of every single aspect of the design.
- Design your concrete members in minutes (not hours).
- Verify every design step quickly. Not a “black box”.
- No silly assumptions or math shortcuts. Confident, accurate, and reliable results.
- Focus your attention on engineering, and let ASDIP CONCRETE handle all the mathematical complexity.
- Multiple calculations stored in a single project file.
- Safely create, organize, manage, and store your electronic calculations.

## DOCUMENTATION & RESOURCES

##### ASDIP Concrete User’s Manual (pdf)

## Examples:

##### Sway Concrete Column Example (pdf)

##### Non-Sway Concrete Column Example (pdf)

##### Bearing Wall Example (pdf)

## ASDIP CONCRETE BLOG POSTS

##### Structural Concrete Design : What’s Included in ASDIP CONCRETE 3

##### Concrete Continuous Beams: A Structural Design Challenge

##### How to Design Continuous Beams Using ASDIP CONCRETE

##### Concrete Columns: Structural Design Overview

##### How to Design Concrete Columns Using ASDIP CONCRETE

##### Bearing Walls Under Out-of-Plane Loads: A Design Overview

##### How to Design Out-of-Plane Bearing Walls Using ASDIP CONCRETE

## TESTIMONIALS

*I’ve been using SAP2000 for a while to design continuous concrete beams, but have never been happy with all the work it takes to produce a decent easy to read report (specially for old-fashion town engineers). The reports that ASDIP CONCRETE generates couldn’t be any better. It shows all the math, equations, code references, load combinations, and, what I like the most is the reinforcement detailing. I only got the ASDIP Concrete module and now I’m considering buying the rest.”*

**Juan C. Lopez, PE**

Nutley, New Jersey