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How to Calculate Beam Deflections Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 21, 2019 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the design of continuous beams based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. Beam deflections are sometimes overlooked during the design process, affecting the serviceability of the structure. The calculation of deflections involves the consideration of the cracked properties of the section, and the influence of the reinforcing steel. The design process may become time-consuming, since also the long-term deflection effects should be accounted for. This document is a design overview of the deflections calculation of a typical continuous [...]

How to Use Beam Design Manager in ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 30, 2019ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. The new version 4 of this software was released recently. It includes a new feature called "Beam Design Manager". This post is a brief overview of how it works and how to use it to perform the design in less time and boost your productivity.Design of continuous beamsThe design of continuous beams may be cumbersome and time-consuming. After defining the loads, it's necessary to perform the beam analysis in order to find the shears and moments along the beam, as well [...]

Structural Concrete Design: ASDIP CONCRETE (Version 4) Release

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 16, 2019ASDIP Structural Software announces the release of the new version of ASDIP CONCRETE (Version 4) engineering software. Design professionals utilize ASDIP CONCRETE software for the design of concrete members. Following are some of the most important features and benefits included in this version 4.This new version 4 includes the following three modules:Concrete Column Design – Uni-axial or bi-axial columns. Section can be either rectangular or circular. Slenderness effects are considered. Multiple reinforcing options. Graphical generation of the interaction diagram.Continuous Beam Design – Up to five spans and two cantilevers. End supports can be [...]

ASDIP CONCRETE 4 to Release Shortly: Masonry Walls

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 3, 2019 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. The new version 4 of this software will be released shortly. This document covers the design of masonry walls, which is a new feature included in ASDIP CONCRETE 4. Masonry Wall Design Now ASDIP CONCRETE includes the design of masonry bearing walls subject to out of plane loads, such as exterior walls in warehouse-type buildings. You can switch between concrete / masonry wall just with a click. Now the bearing walls can be either one or two-story high. The software [...]

ASDIP CONCRETE 4 Is Coming Soon: A Brief Overview

By: Javier Encinas, PE | March 20, 2019 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. The new version 4 of this software will be release shortly. This document is a brief overview of some of the most important new features included in ASDIP CONCRETE 4. ACI 318-14 Compliance ASDIP CONCRETE now fully complies with either ACI 318-11 or 14. Custom Load Combinations Now you can specify your load factors and create a set of custom load combinations. When you have defined a set of load combinations you can save that set for future use. This [...]

Slender Bearing Wall Example Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | March 6, 2019ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the design of out-of-plane bearing walls based on the latest ACI 318 provisions.The design of out-of-plane loaded walls may become cumbersome and time-consuming, since it involves the analysis of the wall to find the shears and moments, and then the slenderness effects should be accounted for. This document is a step-by-step design example of a typical concrete wall exposed to wind using ASDIP CONCRETE.As an example, consider the concrete tilt-up wall shown below, which is part of a warehouse [...]

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 [...]

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Continuous Beam Design Example Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | October 17, 2017 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. ASDIP CONCRETE includes the design of multi-span continuous beams based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. The design of continuous beams may become cumbersome and time-consuming, since it involves the analysis of the beam to find the moments and shears, and the application of the Code provisions to design the reinforcement. This document is a step-by-step overview of a design example of a typical continuous beam using ASDIP CONCRETE. As an example, let's consider a continuous [...]

How to Use the Pre-combined Load Feature in ASDIP Software

By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 16, 2017 ASDIP is a structural engineering software for the design of structural members based on the ASCE 7 load combinations. But what about if you don't want your loads to be internally combined? This blog post discusses this important feature in ASDIP software. Structural engineering is all about calculations with loads, which are classified in different types, called Load Cases, such as Dead, Live, Snow, Wind, Seismic, etc. Typically the calculation results are generated and stored individually per each load case. These load case results are then affected by load factors in order [...]

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

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 10, 2017 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the design of out-of-plane bearing walls based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. Following is a visual overview of the steps required to design this type of concrete walls using ASDIP CONCRETE. Click To Enlarge Enter the wall thickness in the Geometry tab. Specify the reinforcement size and spacing. Enter the unsupported height and condition at top. ASDIP CONCRETE generates an At-a-Glance presentation of results, organized by topic. [...]

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