Column and Wall Design Contents
The "Column Section Design" form can be accessed by clicking the “Column Section Design” option under the “Design” pulldown menu in the Graphic Editor.
ProtaStructure can design rectangular, circular and polyline columns under uniaxial or biaxial bending according to “Ultimate Strength Design”.
Settings to be used in the column and shear wall designs are assigned using the Column Design Settings option in the “Settings Center" under the "Building Setout" pulldown menu.
Concrete and steel grades to be used in the column and wall designs are assigned using the Materials button on the “Pre-Analysis” tab of the “Building Analysis” dialog.
Analysis results for the columns and walls are automatically transferred to the “Column Reinforcement Design” module by the program. Columns and walls can be designed either according to these original analysis results or for member forces defined by the user.
Column Reinforcement Design Modes
Column and Wall Design can be performed in two modes:
The design can be performed for individual member one storey at a time using the “Column Design Editor”. Consideration should certainly be given to designing critical members by this method to obtain the best results.
More information about this method can be found under the title “Interactive Column Design”.
Using this mode, reinforcement of all columns/walls can be calculated and selected by the program automatically. More information about this method can be found under the title “Column Design (Batch Mode)”.
Structural Modelling Overview
Techniques for member creation and loading are described in this section. Also described here are those other modelling related functions contained on the “Member” pulldown. Additional modelling related topics can be found in the preceding Graphic ...
Column and Wall Design Overview
Column and Wall are the significant vertical structural members in a building structure. Column Reinforcement Design Tab can be loaded by selecting the "Columns" under the Design tab. Design settings of columns and walls are explained in detail in ...
Beam Wall Loads Library
The “Beam Wall Loads Library ” is used to create/edit the standard wall loads selectable from the drop down menu on the “Edit Beam Wall Load” dialog. "Beam Wall Loads Library" will be loaded when "Partition Wall Loads " in the "Loading" pulldown is ...
Ignorable Forces for Beam Design
The beam forces that are automatically designed for in the beam section design are Major Bending Moment, Major Shear Force & Torsion. The beam forces that are not automatically designed for (or even checked) are Axial Tension Force, Minor Axis ...
Overview of the Column Summary Table
Design Tab After clicking the “Columns” option in the “Design” pull down you will see a summary table in which all the columns and walls in the current project are listed for all storeys. The summary table can be manipulated as follows: To filter ...