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.

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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.

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Enter the material properties in the Materials tab.

Specify the concrete stress-strain, either Hognestad or Whitney.

Specify the steel stress-strain, either Elasto-plastic or Strain-hardening.

ASDIP CONCRETE offers a Condensed presentation of results, organized by topic and load combination.

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Use the Loads tab to enter axial load and moments on the column.

Specify whether the loads will be combined internally or are pre-combined.

Specify the source of the second-order moments.

ASDIP CONCRETE includes a Detailed tab showing step-by-step calculations organized by topic, with exposed formulas and references to the design Code.

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ASDIP CONCRETE performs a magnified first-order analysis if necessary

Enter the story loads and the interstory drift in both directions.

This structural engineering software calculates the magnified moments and checks the code limitations per the ACI.

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ASDIP CONCRETE software shows graphically the 3D interaction diagram for biaxial columns.

The uniaxial interacion diagram is generated for any rotation angle.

Thoroughly review the results to make sure that all checks pass. Change dimensions and rebars if necessary.

Optimize your design by making an efficient use of the column structural capacity.

Detailed information is available about this structural engineering software by visiting ASDIP CONCRETE. For engineering background, see our blog post Concrete Columns: Structural Design Overview.

You are invited to download a Free 15-Day Software Trial or go ahead and Place Your Order.

Best regards,

Javier Encinas, PE
ASDIP Structural Software

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