ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the out-of-plane bearing walls design 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.
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Bearing walls design steps:
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.
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 generates a Condensed presentation of results, organized by topic and load combination.
Use the Loads tab to enter the vertical uniform and concentrated loads per load case.
Specify the load eccentricity and spacing.
ASDIP CONCRETE includes a Detailed tab showing step-by-step calculations organized by topic, with exposed formulas and references to the design Code.
Load combinations per ASCE 7-05 or 10.
ASDIP CONCRETE software shows graphically the full interaction diagram of the wall.
A blow-up of the lower portion of the diagram is generated.
Thoroughly review the results to make sure that all checks pass. Change dimensions and rebars if necessary.
Detailed information is available about this structural engineering software by visiting ASDIP CONCRETE. For engineering background, see our blog post Bearing Walls Under Out-of-Plane Loads: A Design Overview.
Javier Encinas, PE
ASDIP Structural Software