StructurePoint – Concrete Design Software

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(Last Updated On: May 16, 2018)

spBeam - for analysis, design, and investigation of reinforced concrete beams, joist and one-way slab systems.
Upgraded to ACI 318-11, spBeam v3.60 (formerly pcaBeam) is highly efficient and widely used for analysis, design, and investigation of beams and one-way slabs in reinforced concrete floor systems.As a limited edition of spSlab, spBeam features torsion effects in the shear design and investigation allowing engineers to achieve more economical cross sections where coupled shear and torsion occur (in accordance with US and Canadian codes). Save more in both material and labor with the moment redistribution feature. It allows up to 20% reduction of negative moments over supports reducing reinforcement congestions in these areas.spBeam performs a complete design for flexure and shear, and outputs resulting reinforcement schedules (including bar numbers, sizes, lengths, and spacing). Torsional effects and moment redistribution can be considered. spBeam offers a great deal of flexibility by allowing the user to modify the reinforcement configuration proposed by the program by switching from Design to Investigation mode. In the Investigation mode, the longitudinal and transverse reinforcement capacities of the entire system are computed for a given reinforcement configuration.
spColumn - for design and investigation of rectangular, round, and irregular concrete columns including slenderness effects.

Upgraded to ACI 318-11, spColumn v4.80 is widely used for design of shear walls, bridge piers as well as typical framing elements in buildings and structures. Formerly pcaColumn, PCACOL, and IrrCOL, spColumn investigates sections that are impossible to find on design charts or to do by hand.spColumn is developed for the design and investigation of reinforced concrete sections subject to combined axial and flexural loads. The section can be rectangular, round or irregular, with any reinforcement layout or pattern. Slenderness effects can be simplified through moment magnification in lieu of complicated and time consuming 3D models to account for second order effects.The program offers investigation of irregularly shaped, reinforced concrete column sections that may contain openings or boundary elements. You can obtain the P-M interaction diagrams from both uniaxial and biaxial runs, as well as the Mx-My moment contour plots from biaxial runs for even the most irregular column and shear wall sections. Slenderness effects producing magnified moments may be included in the investigation.Top selling worldwide, spColumn supports ACI 318-11 and CSA A23.3-04 reinforced concrete design standards. This version implements ACI 318-11 and continues to refine implementation of slender column design provisions. Import/export of DXF files, nominal interaction diagrams, and display of capacities at your load point are just a few of the modification offered in the current version.

spFrame - multi-purpose structural modeling and finite element analysis package for two- and three-dimensional buildings and structures with robust, straightforward, quick yet simple interface.

spFrame, formerly pcaFrame, is a feature-rich structural analysis program for two- and three-dimensional structures subject to static loads. Used by academic and industry professionals, it offers a quick and straightforward analysis tool.

spFrame has a fast and robust yet simple graphic interface that displays the modeled structure, the input loads, the deflected shape, and the resulting moment and shear diagrams. The graphic interface allows zooming, translating, rotating, and selective viewing of the graphical image.

With spFrame, you are able to view all output results in text or graphical formats before printing. Output includes: joint displacements and rotations, support reactions, member end forces and moments, segmental member results (at 100 locations per member), member summary, result envelopes, and diaphragm displacements.

A graphical model generator (spCad) is provided with spFrame to facilitate modeling a structure by simply drawing it right on the screen. Member and joint properties, loads, and other assignments are also applied graphically through user-friendly and easy-to-use, yet powerful, interface. spCad will eliminates the drudgery of manual data entry and enables fast generation of the most complicated structural models.


spMats - for analysis, design and investigation of concrete foundations, mats, combined footings, pile caps, slabs on grade, underground and buried structures.

Newly released spMats v8.00 incorporates a new sophisticated FEM Solver increasing capacity and substantially speeding up solution for large and complex models. spMats v8.00 is highly efficient and widely used for analysis, design and investigation of commercial building foundations and industrial mats and slabs on grade.

Engineers worldwide use spMats (formerly pcaMats, MATS) to optimize complicated foundations design, reinforcing and soil-structure interaction.

spMats, formerly pcaMats/MATS, is a program for analysis and design of concrete foundation mats, combined footings, and slabs on grade. The slab is modeled as an assemblage of rectangular finite elements. The boundary conditions may be the underlying soil, nodal springs, piles, or translational and rotational nodal restraints. The model is analyzed under uniform (surface) and concentrated loads. The resulting deflections, soil pressure (or spring reactions), and bending moments are output. The program computes the required area of reinforcing steel in the slab in accordance with ACI 318-11/08/05/02 and CSA A23.3-04/94. The program also performs punching shear calculations around columns and piles.

spMats uses the plate-bending theory and the Finite Element Method (FEM) to model the behavior of the mat or slab. The soil supporting the slab is assumed to behave as a set of one-way compression-only springs (Winkler foundation).

 
spSlab - for analysis, design, and investigation of elevated reinforced concrete beams, joist, one-way, two-way and slab band systems.Upgraded to ACI 318-11, spSlab v3.60 (formerly pcaSlab/ADOSS) is highly efficient and widely used for analysis, design and investigation of reinforced concrete floor systems.

spSlab analyzes beams, one-way slab systems (including standard and wide module joist systems), and two-way slab systems (including waffle and slab bands). With capacity to integrate up to 20 spans and two cantilevers of multiple floor system types in each model, the capabilities of spSlab are not limited to new designs. spSlab can perform strength investigation for evaluation and/or modifications of existing building slabs. This program is sure to save engineers time crosschecking designs with applicable design code provisions.

Save in both material and labor using the moment redistribution feature. It allows up to 20% reduction of negative moments over supports reducing reinforcement congestions in these areas.

spSlab also incorporates torsion into shear design and investigation of beam systems. Shear capacity including torsion is represented in terms of required and provided area of transverse and longitudinal reinforcement.

Analysis and design tools in spSlab are provided for the following systems:

  • Simple and continuous beams
  • One-way slabs
  • Two-way flat plates
  • Two-way flat slabs (with drop panels)
  • Slab band systems
  • One-way pan joist systems (Standard modules)
  • One-way skip joist systems (Wide modules)
  • Two-way joist systems (Waffle slabs)


spWall - ror analysis design and investigation of reinforced concrete, precast, ICF, tilt-up, retaining and architectural walls.

From shear walls and retaining walls to precast, ICF, and tilt-up walls, engineers worldwide use spWall (formerly pcaWall, PCA-Tilt, TILT) to optimize complicated wall design, reinforcing, and deflections.

spWall, formerly pcaWall/PCA-Tilt/TILT, is a program for design and analysis of cast-in-place reinforced concrete walls, tilt-up walls, ICF walls, and precast architectural and load-bearing panels. Upgraded to ACI 318-11, it uses a graphical interface that enables the user to easily generate complex wall models. The geometry of the wall (including any number of openings and stiffeners), the material properties, the loads (point, line, and area), and the support conditions are assigned graphically by the user. Also, springs (translational and rotational) can be graphically assigned at any node.

The program is based on the finite element method and can take into account second-order effects. The wall may include any number of openings and stiffeners. The amount of steel required for flexure is computed based on the selected design standard, and the user can specify one or two layers of reinforcement. The program calculates the required amount of reinforcement in the plate elements and stiffener elements based on the code selected by the user. For solid walls, spWall can also compare cross-sectional shear forces with calculated in-plane and out-of plane shear strength provided by concrete.

spColumn complements spWall by generating axial/flexure (P-M) diagrams suitable for shear wall design.

 

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