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3-Pile Cap Design Example Using ASDIP FOUNDATION

By: Javier Encinas, PE | July 8, 2020ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for the design of concrete footings. It includes the design of pile caps based on the ACI 318 provisions and CRSI Design Guide. This document is a step-by-step 3-pile cap design example using ASDIP FOUNDATION software.3-pile cap design example.As an example, design a pile cap supported on three piles for the loads shown below. The soils report recommends the use of 100-Ton allowable capacity 10" round piles. The column size is 22" x 22", and it's exposed to dead, live, and wind loads. Design the pile [...]

By |2020-07-08T16:39:03-04:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Foundation Design|0 Comments

Cantilever Retaining Wall Design Using ASDIP RETAIN

By: Javier Encinas, PE | June 24, 2020ASDIP RETAIN is a structural engineering software for design of retaining walls. It includes the design of either concrete or masonry cantilever retaining walls based on the latest ACI 318 and TMS 402 provisions.But how do you actually enter the information in the program? How do you check the results? How do you optimize the design? How do you print out the reports? Following is an overview of the user-interface and the steps required for a cantilever retaining wall design using ASDIP RETAIN. Specify the retaining wall geometryASDIP RETAIN includes either concrete or masonry cantilever [...]

By |2020-06-24T09:48:45-04:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Retaining Wall Design|0 Comments

ASDIP Project Manager – The Core of the Software

By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 27, 2020 ASDIP is an engineering software for structural member design. When ASDIP opens, a window pops up showing a menu bar and a tool bar at the top, some buttons at the left, and a tree view at the right. This is the ASDIP Project Manager, as shown in the picture below. This blog post covers the purpose and capabilities of this important part of ASDIP software. What is the purpose of the Project Manager? In ASDIP software all project information, including calculations, settings, preferences, etc, is stored in a single project file. [...]

By |2020-05-28T09:45:12-04:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Project Manager|0 Comments

Continuous Beam Design Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 27, 2020 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the design of multi-span continuous beams based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. Following is an overview of the steps required to design continuous beams using ASDIP CONCRETE.​ 1. Specify the beam geometry ASDIP CONCRETE supports different types of beams according to the shape of the cross section. In the Geometry tab select the beam type, either Rectangular, T-beam, Spandrel, Inverted-T, or L-beam. This is important to determine the bending capacity correctly. Enter the dimensions of the section [...]

How to Model Steel Columns in ASDIP FOUNDATION

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 14, 2020 ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for footing design, such as spread, strap, combined, and wall footings, as well as pile caps. Usually footings support either concrete of steel columns, and sometimes a steel column is on top of a pedestal. But how does this affect the design of the footing? This article discusses the different scenarios of a typical footing subject to a combination of vertical and horizontal loads, and how to model steel columns in ASDIP FOUNDATION. Where are the column reactions applied? The first image below shows the [...]

By |2020-04-15T09:13:44-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Foundation Design|0 Comments

Concrete Column Design – Structural Overview

By: Javier Encinas, PE | March 31, 2020 ASDIP CONCRETE includes the design of concrete columns. This structural engineering software is based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. This article is a structural overview of concrete column design when subject to axial loads and bending moments. Columns are structural compression members which transmit loads from the upper floors to the lower levels and then to the soil through the foundations. Since columns are supporting elements, failure of one column in a critical location can cause the progressive collapse of adjoining floors. Normally columns are subject to combined bending and axial load. These [...]

By |2020-03-31T21:21:31-04:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Structural Concrete Design|Tags: |10 Comments

Pile Cap Design Example Using ASDIP FOUNDATION

By: Javier Encinas, PE | March 11, 2020ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for the design of concrete footings. It includes the design of pile caps based on the ACI 318 provisions and CRSI Design Guide. This document is a step-by-step pile cap design example using ASDIP FOUNDATION software.As an example, consider the pile cap shown below, which supports a concrete column in a multistory building. The soils report recommends the use of 50-Ton allowable capacity 10" round piles. The column size is 26" x 26", and it's exposed to dead, live, and wind loads, whose reactions are shown [...]

By |2020-03-12T08:46:31-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Foundation Design|0 Comments

Beam Stirrups Design Example Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | February 26, 2020 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the design of multi-span continuous beams based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. The design of concrete beams involves the calculation of shears for the factored load combinations. These forces in turn must be smaller than the provided design shear strength at any point of the beam, and in addition the design must comply with a number of code limitations. This document shows how to design the stirrups along a typical concrete beam using ASDIP CONCRETE. How do [...]

By |2020-02-27T15:29:26-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Structural Concrete Design|0 Comments