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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

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 [...]

By |2019-02-09T19:19:43-04:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Structural Concrete Design|Tags: , |0 Comments

Counterfort Retaining Wall Design Example Using ASDIP RETAIN

By: Javier Encinas, PE | December 5, 2018 ASDIP RETAIN is a structural engineering software for the design of retaining walls. It includes the design of counterfort retaining walls based on the IBC / ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a typical counterfort retaining wall using ASDIP RETAIN.As an example, consider the retaining wall shown below, which supports a flat backfill load. Due to the wall height of 25 feet, the use of counterforts has proven itself to be a more economical solution. The soil bearing capacity is 4 ksf. The backfill density is 115 pcf [...]

Combined Footing Real-Life Example Using ASDIP FOUNDATION

By: Javier Encinas, PE | November 13, 2018 ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for the design of concrete footings. It includes the design of combined footings, based on the ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a real-life combined footing using ASDIP FOUNDATION. As an example, consider the combined footing shown below, which is part of the foundation of a pipe rack in an industrial plant. A typical bent consists of two steel columns closely spaced that share the same footing. The pipe rack is exposed to dead, live, and wind loads, whose reactions [...]

By |2019-02-09T19:19:44-04:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Foundation Design|Tags: , |2 Comments

Beam to Girder Connection Real-Life Example Using ASDIP STEEL

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