Javier Encinas, PE

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Biaxial Column Design Example Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | January 8, 2019 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for the design of concrete members. It includes the design of biaxial columns based on the ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a biaxial slender column using ASDIP CONCRETE. As an example, consider the 20 ft long non-sway square column shown below, which is part of an office building. The lateral loads will be resisted by shear walls, but the columns will have wind end moments due to deformation compatibility. Design the column reinforcement for the loads shown. Amplify the [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: Structural Concrete Design|Tags: , |0 Comments

Counterfort Retaining Wall Design Example Using ASDIP RETAIN

By: Javier Encinas, PE | December 5, 2018 ASDIP RETAIN is a structural engineering software for the design of retaining walls. It includes the design of counterfort retaining walls based on the IBC / ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a typical counterfort retaining wall using ASDIP RETAIN.As an example, consider the retaining wall shown below, which supports a flat backfill load. Due to the wall height of 25 feet, the use of counterforts has proven itself to be a more economical solution. The soil bearing capacity is 4 ksf. The backfill density is 115 pcf [...]

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Retaining Wall Design|Tags: , |2 Comments

Combined Footing Real-Life Example Using ASDIP FOUNDATION

By: Javier Encinas, PE | November 13, 2018 ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for the design of concrete footings. It includes the design of combined footings, based on the ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a real-life combined footing using ASDIP FOUNDATION. As an example, consider the combined footing shown below, which is part of the foundation of a pipe rack in an industrial plant. A typical bent consists of two steel columns closely spaced that share the same footing. The pipe rack is exposed to dead, live, and wind loads, whose reactions [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Foundation Design|Tags: , |0 Comments

Beam to Girder Connection Real-Life Example Using ASDIP STEEL

Spread Footing Real-Life Example Using ASDIP FOUNDATION

By: Javier Encinas, PE | October 15, 2018 ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for the design of concrete footings. It includes the design of biaxial spread footings, based on the ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a real-life spread footing using ASDIP FOUNDATION. As an example, consider the spread footing shown below, which is part of a building expansion. The new footing is adjacent to an existing footing, and the dimensions are also affected by the proximity of the property limit. As a result, the column will be eccentric in both directions. Design [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Foundation Design|Tags: , |0 Comments

Composite Beam Design Example Using ASDIP STEEL

By: Javier Encinas, PE | Aug 22, 2018 ASDIP STEEL is a structural engineering software for the design of structural steel members. It includes the design of composite beams based on the AISC provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a composite beam using ASDIP STEEL. As an example, consider the beam shown below, which is part of a storage building. The first level is a parking space, therefore the second floor will have a series of transfer beams to support the columns of the storage levels above, which typically are in a 10'x10' grid. Design the transfer [...]

Retaining Wall on Piles Design Example Using ASDIP RETAIN

Insert Image By: Javier Encinas, PE | July 4, 2018 ASDIP RETAIN is a structural engineering software for the design of retaining walls. It includes the design of cantilever retaining walls supported on piles based on the IBC / ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a typical retaining wall on piles using ASDIP RETAIN. As an example, consider the retaining wall shown below, which is part of an access ramp in a parking garage building. Due to the poor soil conditions, the soils report has recommended the use of steel piles HP12x53, with the shown [...]

Retaining Walls Supported on Piles: A Design Overview

By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 22, 2018 A retaining wall is a structure exposed to lateral pressures from the retained soil plus any other surcharges and external loads. When the wall is founded on soil, all overall stability failure modes need to be checked. But what about when the wall is supported on piles? This article discusses the design steps in the design of retaining walls supported on piles. Our software ASDIP RETAIN will be used to support the discussion. What are the loads transferred to the foundation? In addition to the retained backfill, [...]

Base Plate and Anchor Rod Design Example Using ASDIP STEEL

By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 2, 2018 ASDIP STEEL is a structural engineering software for design of steel members and components. ASDIP STEEL includes the design of base plates and anchor rods based on the latest AISC / ACI 318 provisions. The design of anchor rods may become cumbersome and time-consuming, since it involves checking multiple failure modes in tension and shear, and then the interaction of both. This document is a step-by-step design example of a typical base plate / anchorage using ASDIP STEEL. As an example, let's consider the base plate of a column [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Anchor Rods|Tags: , , |2 Comments

How to Design Counterfort Retaining Walls Using ASDIP RETAIN

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 3, 2018 ASDIP RETAIN is a structural engineering software for design of retaining walls. It includes the design of counterfort retaining walls based on the latest ACI provisions. Following is a graphical overview of the required design steps, with annotated screenshots of the software. Click To Enlarge Enter the dimensions of the stem, counterforts, footing, and shear key in the Geometry tab. Specify the backfill height and slope angle. ASDIP RETAIN shows a tab for each element. Three ways to show results: At-a-Glance, Condensed, and [...]