The SPACE GASS reinforced concrete column design module lets you design or check any reinforced concrete columns 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 column designed or checked.
Flexural and shear reinforcement designed or checked.
Circular, rectangular, tee, trapezoidal, cruciform and flat oval cross sections are supported.
Multiple voids of any shape or size.
Moment (uniaxial and biaxial) and shear considerations taken into account.
Calculation and display of interaction curves.
Reinforcing bar libraries.
Fully compliant with AS3600 and IS456.
A video showing the reinforced concrete column design module in action can be viewed at www.spacegass.com/rccolumn.
Note that if you haven't purchased the concrete column 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 columns", "The concrete manager" and "Concrete column preferences" for full details of the concrete column design module.