Reinforced Concrete Footing

 

In Advance Design, foundations are modeled as boundary conditions using punctual or linear supports. The actual footing design is automatically integrated into the footing module:

 

 

Preliminary Settings for Accurate Footing Design

Before designing each structural element in the footing module, several preliminary settings need to be configured to ensure accurate models with the desired structural properties. These settings include defining the footing type, geometry properties, and design module template.

 

  1. Configuring Footing type

You can define whether an element functions as a foundation (supporting a column or wall) or as a restraint in a particular direction:

 

Footing enabled

 

 

Footing Type Configuration:

 

Models created with previous versions of Advance Design will have the Footing option unchecked by default after conversion.

 

 

Advance Design to Advance Design Module Process:

 

 

How to Assign Footing Type:

The footing type can be assigned from Advance Design in the support's properties window or by using the Design Module Template option.

 

 

Footing type

 

 

  1. Footing dimensions

Defining footing dimensions in Advance Design is an efficient way to set the geometry for all footings, as these defined footing dimensions will be automatically transferred to the footing module.

For an isolated footing, you can define the following parameters:

 

Point support properties

 

  1. Width (A): This is the width of the point support. Orientation:

 

  1. Length (B): This is the length of the point support. Orientation:

 

  1. Height (H): This is the height of the point support. Orientation:
    Parallel with the global axis "Z", if the point support is related to the Global Coordinate System/ User Coordinate System.
    Parallel with the local axis "X", if the point support is related to the Local Coordinate System.
  2. Eccentricity along the width (e1): This is the eccentricity of the supported element along the width.
  3. Eccentricity along the length (e2): This is the eccentricity of the supported element along the length.

 

Footing dimensions in relation to global axes

 

 

Supporting element dimensions

  1. Width (A): This is the width of the point support. Orientation:
  1. Length (B): This is the length of the point support. Orientation:
  1. Height (H): This is the height of the point support. Orientation:

 

 

Supporting element properties

 

 

For a continuous footing, you can define the following parameters:

 

Continuous footing properties

 

  1. Width (A): This is the width of the point support. Orientation:
  1. Height (H): This is the height of the point support. Orientation:
  1. Eccentricity (e): This is the eccentricity of the supported element.

 

Eccentricity of the supported element

 

Supporting element dimensions

  1. Width (A): This is the width of the point support. Orientation:
  1. Height (H): This is the height of the point support. Orientation:

 

Linear support properties

 

 

  1. Design Module Template

If you have experience working in Design Modules, you might already have predefined templates with all the necessary settings. You can assign the Design Module Template by selecting it in the designated field within the element’s properties.

 

Design Module Template

 

 

A great way to assign settings available only in the footing module to all elements is loading a template that will automatically impose the desired options.

The following situations can occur:

Template files can be created in the Advance Design standalone modules and are country dependent. This means that the same localization must be selected for the template and in Advance Design (otherwise, the template file will not be available for loading).

The template can also be assigned to a multiple selection of supports.

 

Localization settings for using Design Module Templates

 

 

By following these guidelines and configuring the necessary settings, you can ensure accurate and efficient modeling of reinforced concrete footings in Advance Design. For a detailed exploration of the RC Footing module, refer to the dedicated Online Help.

 

 

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