For users of RISA®’s ADAPT-Builder platform, who want to perform concrete design, there are links to S-CONCRETE that facilitate the concrete column and wall design workflow. ADAPT-Bulder – S-CONCRETE workflow users can
Access their tributary and/or FEM loads from the ADAPT-Builder analysis to represent the demands on their S-CONCRETE section
Account for live load reductions and consider slenderness in the concrete section
Create user-defined design group creation
Output code check status, utilization ratios, and rho (percentage steel area).
Optionally launch S-CONCRETE as a standalone application to design beams as well as column and wall sections.
We will describe the workflow for users to perform concrete code checking and design using the S-CONCRETE design engine.
Ensure that both programs are installed on your machine and that the S-CONCRETE Professional or Enterprise edition is used (available in the Altair Marketplace SE (Structural Engineer) or ASE (Advanced Structural Engineer) suites.
Perform an analysis on your ADAPT-Builder model using the Tributary Area and/or FEM analysis approach.
Group like members together in design groups.
Define section types, and reinforcement for each column in the model that you want to code check and design with S-CONCRETE.
Select Force Sources from solved analysis load cases/combinations.
Code Check – each column will be code checked, given a representative utilization ratio, and set of design data. This information is viewable graphically or tabular format. User’s can also view S-CONCRETE Design Reports in an HTML file format.
Design – This process runs S-CONCRETE’s Auto-design engine for all loading scenarios in the design group to determine the best possible section arrangement. At the end of the design, a table will detail the original design parameters, and the proposed design parameters. The S-CONCRETE Design Report can also be viewed in an HTML file format.
It is worth noting that you can launch section design in the S-CONCRETE interface from ADAPT Builder, if you wish, or launch S-CONCRETE as a separate program.