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Continuous Beam Design Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 27, 2020 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the design of multi-span continuous beams based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. Following is an overview of the steps required to design continuous beams using ASDIP CONCRETE.​ 1. Specify the beam geometry ASDIP CONCRETE supports different types of beams according to the shape of the cross section. In the Geometry tab select the beam type, either Rectangular, T-beam, Spandrel, Inverted-T, or L-beam. This is important to determine the bending capacity correctly. Enter the dimensions of the section [...]

Continuous Concrete Beam Design: A Structural Challenge

By: Javier Encinas, PE | October 23, 2019ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the design of multi-span continuous beams based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. This article discusses the steps in the structural design of concrete continuous beams subject to concentrated and distributed loads.What is a continuous concrete beam?Beams are structural elements that support loads applied transversely to the beam axis, which produce a combination of shear and bending stresses. Concrete beams are usually continuous, this is, they span between multiple supports acting structurally as a single element. This is possible [...]

Beam Support Reactions – How to Calculate Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | July 10, 2019 ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. It includes the design of multi-span continuous beams based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. The design of concrete beams involves the calculation of shears and moments for the factored load combinations, and also the calculation of the beam support reactions. This document shows how to calculate the support reactions in a typical concrete beam using ASDIP CONCRETE. Are the support reactions reported graphically? The screen shot below shows a concrete continuous beam subjected to some uniform and concentrated dead [...]

How to Use Beam Design Manager in ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 30, 2019 ASDIP 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 beams The 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 [...]

ASDIP CONCRETE 4 Release – Structural Concrete Design

By: Javier Encinas, PE | April 16, 2019 ASDIP Structural Software announces the ASDIP CONCRETE 4 release engineering software. Design professionals utilize ASDIP CONCRETE 4 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 either [...]