Cross Section Analysis & Design is a professional software application whose purpose is to help you carry out advanced cross section calculations.

The utility is able to work with any arbitrary cross section under biaxial bending and axial loads and offers support for the calculation and illustration of Moment vs. Curvature graphs, interaction surfaces, stain distributions, stress contour plots, as well as reinforcement check or design options.

Plus, it complies with all major codes for reinforced concrete sections (e.g. AASHTO, UBC, AS 3600, IS 456, ACI 318, BS 8110, CSA A233) and user-defined materials (e.g. linear, bilinear, trilinear, parabolic).

User interface

The layout may seem a bit overwhelming at a first glance but this is only because the program comes packed with many dedicated parameters. You need to take some time and experiment with the built-in features for making the most out of this tool. Additionally, you may count on the tooltips and help manual for finding out additional information about each function.

A wide range of supported calculations

By default, Cross Section Analysis & Design calculates the elasticity modulus of concrete according to the specified Reinforced Concrete Regulation, and allows you to enable the “Default rectangular by code for ULS” function in order to automatically calculate and use the equivalent rectangular stress distribution, calculate the strength reduction factors, and specify the maximum allowable compressive axial load for reinforced concrete cross sections.

The application performs checks to verify the material resistance limitations, and lets you export the geometry image to JPEG, BMP, or GIF file format, perform basic editing operations (copy, rotate, mirror, replicate, delete, copy), undo or redo your actions, zoom in or out, switch to a full screen mode, and use hotkeys.

What’s more, you can pick the measurement unit, define the materials (e.g. concrete, reinforcement, linear, bilinear), draw various geometric objects, set up the geometry of an object by typing in the coordinates in a dedicated form or by directly clicking on the drawing area, define parameters which are assigned to each analysis and control how each material behaves, as well as provide some advanced data (e.g. concrete stress block parameters, strength reduction factors, safety parameters).

Bottom line

All things considered, Cross Section Analysis & Design comes packed with a wide range of dedicated parameters for helping you perform advanced cross section calculations, and is suitable especially for professional users.



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