Concrete Beam Design is Concrete Design Software that designs one-way flexural members, including beams, one-way slabs and joists. This concrete design software goes beyond typical concrete beam design programs and includes beam dimensions, bar sizes, quantities, development lengths, cut off locations, stirrup spacing, deflection checks, capacity diagrams and more.
Canal's Concrete Beam Design, unlike most competing programs, was written to
design reinforced concrete beams completely and accurately. So while
competing programs simply give an area of steel or maybe a single stirrup
spacing, Concrete Beam Design checks all the ACI provisions for strength
serviceability and constructability. Simply put, Digital Canal's Concrete
Beam Design designs the way you do.
Beam Design was written with simplicity and compatibility in mind. Inputs are
concisely organized using a minimum of dialog boxes. Like other Digital Canal
products, reports are created in Rich Text Format (RTF) and automatically
displayed in Microsoft Word Viewer or any user selected word processor.
Key program features
- Designs concrete one-way flexural members (beams, one-way slabs
and joists) with rectangular, Tee and ledger (inverted Tee) sections. Spans can be haunched at the supports and include
Calculations are performed in accordance to the latest version
of the ACI code (ACI 318-2002), including strain dependent
strength reduction factors (phi).Strength reduction factors (phi).
The solution process is interactive-allowing the user to control
critical design decisions such as section dimensions and bar
sizes as they are computed by the program.
Longitudinal reinforcement design includes the number, size and
orientation of the bars for positive and negative moment
regions. Cutoffs locations for top and bottom bars are
determined for both sides of the beam.
Stirrup spacing is computed to ensure adequate strength for each
section of the beam while keeping the number of stirrups to a
minimum, maintaining adequate cover and minimizing spacing
changes. Spacing is rounded to the nearest inch for
Secondary considerations such as crack control, minimum
reinforcement, development length, deflection (including time
effects), tension zone cuts and compression steel are accounted
Loads include end moments, concentrated, uniform, linear and
triangular load distributions. The standard load combination
list includes the ACI combinations and is customizable.
Graphic output include shear and moment capacity
diagrams-invaluable for design verification. Graphic output can
be viewed on the screen, printed and saved to a DXF file.
Digital Canal's Concrete Beam Design can be bought
separately-you don't need to buy a "structural system" or
"engineering library" to design a concrete beam. Digital Canal's
Concrete Beam Design program provides all the functionality
you'll need at just a fraction of the cost of other 'stand
Reports are in Microsoft Word format (RTF) giving you unequalled
compatibility with other software.
Flexible unit controls allow for US or metric designs.
User defined "default data" lets you reduce the design of a beam
to simply inputting the span lengths and loads.
Graphic "backgrounds" illustrate program inputs.
Simple file format-only one file per project, which can be
opened and saved in typical Windows fashion.