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Design Codes

Overview 

midas Civil Support Following Design Codes

 

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Design Features

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Section 5 -
Concrete Structures, 2002 (AASHTO-LRFD)
Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CAN/CSA-S6-00)
American Concrete Institute, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and
Commentary : Ultimate Strength Design, 1989/95/99/2k (ACI318-89/95/99/02)

 

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The following items can be checked:

Bending Resistance
Resistance to Vertical Shear
Resistance to Lateral-Torsional Buckling
Resistance to Transverse Force
Resistance to Fatigue

 

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Midas Civil can be used to perform design checks and load ratings as per the latest AASHTO LRFD 6th edition. Detailed design reports are generated in spread sheets for verifying with hand calculations. Design checks can be performed for strength limit state and service limit state by defining combinations from AASHTO LRFD automatically. A detailed excel report with step by step descriptions of design checks can be generated as well.

 

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Eurocode & AASHTO LRFD specifications
Bending strength, shear strength & torsional strength check
Transverse rebars check as well as resistance & factored moment diagrams
Composite plate girder design
Stress check reflecting construction stages
Generation of member forces & stresses for each construction stage and max & min stress summations
Automatic generation of load combinations in accordance with various design codes (combination effects of seismic forces in two orthogonal directions)
MS Excel format calculation report

 

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