Column and Wall Design Overview

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 the following sections.
  1. Overview of the Column Summary Table
  2. Column and Wall Design Contents
  3. Interactive Column Design
  4. Define Merged Wall/Irregular column Reinforcement in Polyline Column Editor
  5. How to use mesh reinforcement / BRC for shear wall design

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    • 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 ...
    • Define Wall/Column Lateral Loads

      User-defined varying distributed lateral loads can be applied to the individual column and wall member. The span load applied maybe used to simulate : Soil Pressure on basement wall Hydrostatic load As an alternative to defining wind load (other than ...
    • Overview of the Column Summary Table

      Design Tab After clicking the “Columns” option in the “Design” tab 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 members ...
    • Interactive Column Design

      In the “Column Reinforcement Design” column sections and reinforcement arrangement can be examined and changed interactively. Since columns and walls are the primary members of a structure, especially the critically loaded ones should be designed ...
    • Define Merged Wall/Irregular column Reinforcement in Polyline Column Editor

      Define Merged Wall Reinforcement in Polyline Column Editor Step 1: Select the merged RC walls on plan view > Right click > Polyline wall editor. Kindly note that if you have run building analysis, it's also possible to access this polyline column ...