By default, each concrete element is calculated using the global concrete design assumptions, in conformity with the current standard, but the reinforced concrete assumptions can be defined locally for each element using the options available in the properties window.
To display only the concrete design properties of the selected element(s), from the Properties filter drop-down list select Reinforced concrete properties.
Properties window
In the properties window, you can view and modify the properties of concrete linear elements, allowing for detailed customization and management.
Clipping: enables the clipping of forces option.
Extremity: defines the clipping distance for the element extremities. The distance can be automatically calculated by the program or manually defined by the user.
XY plane: defines if the clipping distance in XY plane is automatically calculated or user defined.
Value: displays the automatic clipping value for the XY plane. If the user-defined option is enabled, a custom value can be entered.
XZ plane: defines if the clipping distance in XZ plane is automatically calculated or user defined.
Value: displays the automatic clipping value for the XZ plane. If the user-defined option is enabled, a custom value can be entered.
Design Module Template: selection of the template used by Design Module. List of available templates depends on type of element (beam, column, etc.). The number of available default templates depends on your location (country).
To calculate: when this option is enabled, the element is taken into account at the reinforced concrete calculation. When disabled, the concerned elements are not calculated.
Design Results: shows if for specified element design calculations inside Advance Design were made and are available for the user.
Design Module Result: shows if for specified element design calculations inside Advance Design with Design Module were made and are available for the user.
General Design Template: a design template that defines the element design properties can be assigned. Select one of the available templates from the drop-down list
Minimal reinforcement ratio: defines the minimal reinforcement ratio.
Ehy: concrete cover to the top face along local "y" axis. In case of Columns theoretical reinforcement calculation, it represents distance to center of bars.
Eby: concrete cover to the bottom face along local "y" axis. In case of Columns theoretical reinforcement calculation, it represents distance to center of bars.
Ehz: concrete cover to the top face along local "z" axis. In case of Columns theoretical reinforcement calculation, it represents distance to center of bars.
Ebz: concrete cover to the bottom face along local "z" axis.In case of Columns theoretical reinforcement calculation, it represents distance to center of bars.
Construction joint: specifies if the element is the object of a construction joint. This option is used in the calculation of k coefficient of shear force reinforcement.
Strength magnification: magnification of the concrete strength to the shear force (according to Art. 5.1, 212 of BAEL).
Cracking: click in the corresponding cell to access the drop-down list with the cracking criteria to be taken into account (Not prejudicial / Prejudicial / Very prejudicial or Imposed stress: this criterion allows the program to take in account the limiting criteria for the reinforcement stress defined by the 74 Fascicle (tubing activities) or by the 99 additive.
Stresses: If you have selected the "Imposed stress" criterion (the above option) for the concrete calculation, the corresponding fields below are enabled, and you can input the reinforcement stress values along the local y and z axes in the corresponding fields:
Ahy: Reinforcement stress along y+ axis
Aby: Reinforcement stress along y- axis
Ahz: Reinforcement stress along z+ axis
Abz: Reinforcement stress along z- axis
Magnification: a magnification of the calculated theoretical reinforcement section along y and z local axes can be defined
Ahy: Magnification factor for the reinforcement section along y+ axis
Aby: Magnification factor for the reinforcement section along y- axis
Ahz: Magnification factor for the reinforcement section along z+ axis
Abz: Magnification factor for the reinforcement section along z- axis
Simple bending: when enabled, the corresponding element is calculated by simple bending (of interest if the beam is solicited by combined bending and the normal force is not to be taken into account).
Buckling lengths: allows the definition of the buckling lengths for the selected element. Click in the corresponding cell and then click to access the Buckling configuration dialog box. You can also input the buckling lengths along y and z local axes in the corresponding fields.
Buckling dialog
Auto calculation: calculates the buckling using the method specified in the Concrete design settings dialog box.
Imposed value: calculates the buckling lengths using a specified value. Entered the value in the field on the right.
Super-element ratio: calculates the buckling lengths using the specified value multiplied by the super-element length.
Element ratio: calculates the buckling lengths using the specified value multiplied by the element length.
The blue highlighted fields display the calculated buckling lengths, Lfz and Lfy, when the concrete calculation is completed.
Reinforcement: This field allows the user to define the column longitudinal reinforcement, and also to view the reinforcement determined at the concrete calculation. Click to access the Changes to the longitudinal reinforcement dialog box, for the configuration of the column longitudinal reinforcement and the visualization of the reinforcement generated during the concrete calculation.