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CMU Wall Opening Design – New Feature in ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | July 30, 2019ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the design of CMU bearing walls subject to gravity loads and out-of-plane wind pressures, based on the latest TMS 402 provisions.The design of masonry walls involves the calculation of shears and moments for the factored load combinations, and then the slenderness effects to finally design the reinforcement accordingly. But what happens if the wall is not solid, but it has door and window openings? This document shows a new feature on wall opening design, and how to reinforce the [...]

Slender Bearing Wall Example Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | March 6, 2019 ASDIP 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 [...]