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Beam Support Reactions – How to Calculate Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | July 10, 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.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 and live loads. Since [...]

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 [...]

How to Design Continuous Beams Using ASDIP CONCRETE

By: Javier Encinas, PE | May 23, 2016 ASDIP CONCRETE is structural engineering software for design of concrete members. ASDIP CONCRETE software 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. Click To Enlarge Select the beam type, either Rectangular, T-beam, Spandrel, Inverted-T, or L-beam. Enter the span dimensions and properties in the Geometry tab. Specify the number and type of supports. ASDIP CONCRETE offers an At-a-Glance presentation of results, [...]

Concrete Continuous Beams: A Structural Design Challenge

By: Javier Encinas, PE | February 14, 2016 ASDIP CONCRETE includes the design of continuous beams. This structural engineering software is based on the latest ACI 318 provisions. This article covers the steps in the structural design of concrete continuous multi-span beams subjected to concentrated and distributed loads. 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 because the rebars are placed continuously through the supports, [...]