CODE-BASED DESIGN (TECHNICAL PREVIEW)

The analysis model automatically derived from the geometrical (architectural) model and the results from the structural analysis are the base for code-based design and checks. Once the relevant envelopes have been created the user can use the code dependent design tasks to determine the required reinforcement content. ULS checks can be performed once the reinforcement content has been calculated or manually specified.

The design of longitudinal reinforcement uses the defined reinforcement position to calculate the necessary area with respect to acting internal forces and certain detailing rules (maximal area and minimal clear space between bars). The procedure enables not only to optimize the reinforcement area for several envelopes, but can also respect the minimum reinforcement area given by the user and add additional reinforcement where needed.

Checks for prestressed and/or reinforced sections can be performed at any time, during the virtual construction process or in the final state, with no limits in section shape and considering the effects of creep, shrinkage and relaxation. Flexure checks are based on the calculated 3D interaction diagram (surface) intersected with the resulting bending moment vector based on the design normal force. The check procedure uses non-linear material stress-strain relationships; so the user can achieve the most economical results.

  • Code dependent design of reinforcement area
  • Design checks for prestressed and/or reinforced sections
  • Considering the effects of creep, shrinkage and relaxation
  • 3D Interaction diagram/surface

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