ASDIP FOUNDATION 4 will be released shortly. It includes Spread, Combined, and Strap footings, and now two new modules have been added to the package: Wall Footing, and Pile Cap design. This document is a brief overview of the two new modules included in this version of the footing design software.
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Wall Footing Design
Now ASDIP FOUNDATION includes the design of footings for bearing walls under vertical and out-of-plane loads. This is a requested module for long time and now it forms part of ASDIP FOUNDATION 4. The wall can be placed eccentrically on the footing, as normally occurs in walls near the property line. Loads can be entered as a series of load cases and the software will combine them per the specified load combinations. Alternatively, pre-combined loads can be entered as Service and Factored loads.
ASDIP FOUNDATION checks the footing stability in overturning and sliding, and it calculates the soil bearing pressure. In addition, the software checks the shear forces at a distance "d" from the wall face, and calculates the bending capacity for the specified rebars in the footing. The program also checks the load transfer between the wall and the footing.
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Pile Cap Design
Now ASDIP FOUNDATION includes the design of pile caps subject to vertical, horizontal, and biaxial bending. This is also a long-time requested module that now forms part of ASDIP FOUNDATION 4. The pile cap can be supported by up to 20 piles in predefined layouts, and the program checks the pile axial, one-way shear, punching shear, and bending stresses. The software performs the special checks for shear and punching at the column face.
The program allows eccentric columns, accidental pile offset, and multiple options to optimize the reinforcement. Piles can be batter to improve the lateral load capacity. The software checks the load transfer between the column and the pile cap and, and generates the column interaction diagram. No need to use published conservative tables and charts for specific standard conditions. Now you can model your pile cap in a software and do a granular check of the results.
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ASDIP FOUNDATION 4 includes the design of Spread Footings, Combined Footings, Strap Footings, and now two more modules have been added: Wall Footings, and Pile Caps. The design of such systems may be completed and optimized within minutes, and the results can be checked graphically as you go.
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Javier Encinas, PE
ASDIP Structural Software