The SPACE GASS reinforced concrete beam design module lets you design or check any reinforced concrete beams in a structural model.
Some key features of the module are as follows:
Fully integrated into SPACE GASS.
Design actions obtained directly from the analysis results.
Multiple load cases considered simultaneously.
Design and checking modes available.
Fully rendered 3D images and 2D cross sections of each beam designed or checked.
Flexural and shear reinforcement designed or checked.
Rectangular, "T" and "L" cross sections are supported.
Development lengths calculated.
Straight, hooked or cogged bar ends.
Moment, shear, torsion, deflection, seismic and fire considerations taken into account.
Priority settings available for "minimum steel", "minimum layers" or "minimum bars".
Moment redistribution available.
Reinforcing bar libraries.
Fully compliant with AS3600 and IS456.
A video showing the reinforced concrete beam design module in action can be viewed at www.spacegass.com/rcbeam.
Note that if you haven't purchased the concrete beam module, you can still run it in a free trial mode that limits you to using predefined cross section dimensions, and prevents you from exporting or saving the job. All other features are fully activated.
Refer to "Creating and editing concrete beams", "The concrete manager" and "Concrete beam preferences" for full details of the concrete beam design module.