Concrete Design Software, like all Digital Canal software provides the quickest and most complete solution to your engineering design problems. This concrete design software will design or check concrete columns for axial tension, compression and biaxial moments. Output includes section dimensions, number of bars, bar spacing, moment magnifiers, interaction curves and more.
Canal's Concrete Column Design Series was being developed to provide rigorous
solutions to the ever-increasing complexity of the concrete design provisions.
The heart of the concrete column program is a sophisticated non-linear equation
solver that finds the depth and orientation (angle) of the neutral axis when the
column is subject to biaxial moment and axial forces. The routine is unsurpassed
in the industry and unmatched by most.
The programs are 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 include:
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Loads include axial tension or compression and biaxial moments. The program allows three types of second order analysis when slenderness of column needs to be considered. They are:
a. Nonlinear Second Order Analysis (Refined Analysis)
b. Elastic Second Order Analysis (P delta Analysis)
c. Moment Magnification Procedure (Linear Analysis)
It is made sure that the moments including second order effects is not greater than 1.4 times the moment due to first order effects as per ACI 2011 (10.10.2.1).
Calculations are performed in accordance to the latest version of the ACI code (ACI 318-2011). The provisions for computing the strength reduction factors (phi) and the moment magnifiers are used in lieu of the old "permitted" values.
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