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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 beam, [...]

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

By: Javier Encinas, PE | December 13, 2016 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 318-14, bearing walls may be designed as compression members using the strength design provisions for flexure and axial loads, like columns. Wall design is further complicated by the fact that slenderness is a consideration in practically all cases. This document covers the design process of this type of concrete walls. Our [...]

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How to Design Concrete Columns Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | August 11, 2016 ASDIP CONCRETE is structural engineering software for design of concrete members. ASDIP CONCRETE software includes the design of concrete columns based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. Following is an overview of the steps required to design uniaxial and biaxial concrete columns using ASDIP CONCRETE. Click To Enlarge Select the column type, either Rectangular or Circular. Enter the column dimensions and reinforcement in the Geometry tab. Specify the member length and effective length factors. ASDIP CONCRETE offers an At-a-Glance presentation of results, organized by topic. [...]

Concrete Columns: Structural Design Overview

By: Javier Encinas, PE | July 21, 2016 ASDIP CONCRETE includes the design of concrete columns. This structural engineering software is based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. This article is an overview of the structural design of concrete columns subjected to concentrated loads and 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 subjected to combined bending and axial load. These [...]

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

By: Javier Encinas, PE | June 5, 2016 ASDIP Structural Software releases regular updates to ASDIP CONCRETE (Version 3) structural engineering software. Utilize ASDIP CONCRETE software for the design of biaxial columns, multi-span continuous beams, and out-of-plane bearing walls. Following are some features included in this version 3. Click To Enlarge This structural engineering software offers three levels of design results such as At-a-glance, Condensed, and Detailed. ASDIP CONCRETE 3 fully complies with ACI 318-11 (no fundamental changes occurred in the new edition ACI 318-14). New Detailed tab, with step-by-step calculations and [...]

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How to Design Continuous Beams Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 23, 2016 ASDIP CONCRETE is structural engineering software for design of concrete members. ASDIP CONCRETE software 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. Click To Enlarge Select the beam type, either Rectangular, T-beam, Spandrel, Inverted-T, or L-beam. Enter the span dimensions and properties in the Geometry tab. Specify the number and type of supports. ASDIP CONCRETE offers an At-a-Glance presentation of results, organized by [...]

Cantilever Retaining Walls: An Overview of the Design Process (Part 2)

By: Javier Encinas, PE | February 21, 2016 ASDIP RETAIN is structural engineering software for design of retaining walls. Competent design of retaining walls can maximize land use and substantially increase property value. This is a two-part blog post. In part one, Javier reviewed the basics of earth lateral pressure theories and overall stability checking. This second part of the article covers the typical loads in a retaining wall, and the structural design of the different components. What loads act on a retaining wall? Ordinarily, retaining walls are subject to surcharge loads at the top of retained mass. A [...]

By | February 21st, 2016|Categories: Retaining Wall Design, Structural Concrete Design|Tags: |4 Comments

Cantilever Retaining Walls: An Overview of the Design Process (Part 1)

By: Javier Encinas, PE | February 21, 2016 ASDIP RETAIN is structural engineering software for design of retaining walls. Retaining walls are structures designed to bound soils between two different elevations. A retaining wall is mainly exposed to lateral pressures from the retained soil plus any other surcharge. This article discusses the design of either concrete or masonry cantilever retaining walls. A typical retaining wall is composed of four main components: the Stem, the Toe at the front of the wall, the Heel at the backfill side, and the Shear Key. The images below show the geometry of a [...]

By | February 21st, 2016|Categories: Retaining Wall Design, Structural Concrete Design|Tags: |4 Comments