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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 | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Foundation Design|Tags: , |0 Comments

Beam to Girder Connection Real-Life Example Using ASDIP STEEL

Spread Footing Real-Life Example Using ASDIP FOUNDATION

By: Javier Encinas, PE | October 15, 2018 ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural engineering software for the design of concrete footings. It includes the design of biaxial spread footings, based on the ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a real-life spread footing using ASDIP FOUNDATION. As an example, consider the spread footing shown below, which is part of a building expansion. The new footing is adjacent to an existing footing, and the dimensions are also affected by the proximity of the property limit. As a result, the column will be eccentric in both directions. Design [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Foundation Design|Tags: , |0 Comments

Composite Beam Design Example Using ASDIP STEEL

By: Javier Encinas, PE | Aug 22, 2018 ASDIP STEEL is a structural engineering software for the design of structural steel members. It includes the design of composite beams based on the AISC provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a composite beam using ASDIP STEEL. As an example, consider the beam shown below, which is part of a storage building. The first level is a parking space, therefore the second floor will have a series of transfer beams to support the columns of the storage levels above, which typically are in a 10'x10' grid. Design the transfer [...]

Retaining Wall on Piles Design Example Using ASDIP RETAIN

Insert Image By: Javier Encinas, PE | July 4, 2018 ASDIP RETAIN is a structural engineering software for the design of retaining walls. It includes the design of cantilever retaining walls supported on piles based on the IBC / ACI 318 provisions. This document is a step-by-step design example of a typical retaining wall on piles using ASDIP RETAIN. As an example, consider the retaining wall shown below, which is part of an access ramp in a parking garage building. Due to the poor soil conditions, the soils report has recommended the use of steel piles HP12x53, with the shown [...]

Retaining Walls Supported on Piles: A Design Overview

By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 22, 2018 A retaining wall is a structure exposed to lateral pressures from the retained soil plus any other surcharges and external loads. When the wall is founded on soil, all overall stability failure modes need to be checked. But what about when the wall is supported on piles? This article discusses the design steps in the design of retaining walls supported on piles. Our software ASDIP RETAIN will be used to support the discussion. What are the loads transferred to the foundation? In addition to the retained backfill, [...]

Base Plate and Anchor Rod Design Example Using ASDIP STEEL

By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 2, 2018 ASDIP STEEL is a structural engineering software for design of steel members and components. ASDIP STEEL includes the design of base plates and anchor rods based on the latest AISC / ACI 318 provisions. The design of anchor rods may become cumbersome and time-consuming, since it involves checking multiple failure modes in tension and shear, and then the interaction of both. This document is a step-by-step design example of a typical base plate / anchorage using ASDIP STEEL. As an example, let's consider the base plate of a column [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Anchor Rods|Tags: , , |2 Comments

How to Design Counterfort Retaining Walls Using ASDIP RETAIN

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 3, 2018 ASDIP RETAIN is a structural engineering software for design of retaining walls. It includes the design of counterfort retaining walls based on the latest ACI provisions. Following is a graphical overview of the required design steps, with annotated screenshots of the software. Click To Enlarge Enter the dimensions of the stem, counterforts, footing, and shear key in the Geometry tab. Specify the backfill height and slope angle. ASDIP RETAIN shows a tab for each element. Three ways to show results: At-a-Glance, Condensed, and [...]

Retaining Wall Design: ASDIP RETAIN (Version 4) Release

By: Javier Encinas, PE | March 21, 2018 ASDIP Structural Software announces the release of the new version of ASDIP RETAIN (Version 4) engineering software. Design professionals utilize ASDIP RETAIN software for the design of retaining walls. Following are some of the most important features included in this version 4. What modules are included in ASDIP RETAIN 4? This new version 4 includes the following three modules: Cantilever retaining wall - Stem can be concrete, masonry, or a combination of both. Either supported on soil or supported on piles. Counterfort retaining wall - Concrete stem supported [...]

ASDIP RETAIN 4 Is Coming Soon: A Brief Overview

By: Javier Encinas, PE | March 8, 2018 ASDIP RETAIN is a structural engineering software for design of retaining walls. 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 RETAIN 4. Retaining walls supported on piles Now ASDIP RETAIN 4 includes the design of retaining walls supported on piles. The piles information can be entered seamlessly, such as pile type and spacing, pile capacity, batter angle, etc. And you can switch between piles and no-piles [...]