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Beam to Girder Single Plate Connection Example Using ASDIP STEEL

By: Javier Encinas, PE | June 25, 2019ASDIP STEEL is a structural engineering software for the design of structural steel members. It includes the design of shear connections based on the AISC 360 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a single-plate beam-to-girder connection.As an example, consider the partial framing plan shown below, which is part of the second floor of a retail building. All member sizes have been specified as 16" deep due to clearance limitations, which will force to cope the beams at top and bottom. Design the single plate connection of the beams to the [...]

Strap Footing Design Example Using ASDIP FOUNDATION

By: Javier Encinas, PE | June 10, 2019 ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for the design of concrete footings. It includes the design of strap footings, based on the ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a real-life strap footing using ASDIP FOUNDATION. As an example, consider the strap footing shown below, which is part of a steel retail building, with columns spaced in a 20 ft x 20 ft grid. One exterior column is located very close to the property limit. As a result, the column will be eccentric on the footing. Design [...]

By |2019-06-11T16:54:11-04:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Foundation Design|Tags: , |2 Comments

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 [...]

Are You Designing Your Anchor Rods Correctly?

By: Javier Encinas, PE | February 13, 2019The design of anchor rods has become complex and cumbersome with the development of the ACI 318 anchorage provisions, originally in the Appendix D of the ACI 318-11 and earlier, and now in the Chapter 17 of the ACI 318-14. This blog post is an overview of the required checks in the design of anchor rods.Multiple checks need to be done for several failure modes, which in turn depend on the geometry of the concrete support. The anchor rods in a typical column are usually subjected to a combination of tension and shear forces. The ACI treats separately tension [...]

By |2019-02-13T21:55:33-04:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Anchor Rods|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to Design Uplift Footings Using ASDIP FOUNDATION

By: Javier Encinas, PE | January 31, 2019ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for the design of concrete footings. It includes the design of uplift footings, based on the ACI 318 provisions. This document covers the design of footings subject to uplift loading using ASDIP FOUNDATION.Uplift loads may be applied to a footing for a number of reasons, but the most common uplift loads are due to wind. For example a light warehouse building in a hurricane zone can be exposed to this kind of uplift loading. In such cases, the gravity forces due to footing selfweight, pedestal and [...]

By |2019-02-09T19:19:43-04:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Foundation Design|Tags: , |2 Comments
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